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II-30- Tackling 3 Big Wage and Hour Questions for Employers [Audio]

Wage and hour issues continue to keep employers up at night, with new lawsuits and potential exposure not diminishing any time soon. Today’s episode tackles three important questions in this area: the meaning and potential...more

II-29- E-Mail Curfews, the DOL’s New Self-Audit Program, Social Media Discovery, and Other Noteworthy Employment Law Trends and... [Audio]

This episode welcomes the start of Spring by addressing hot labor and employment developments on e-mail curfews, the DOL’s new voluntary self-audit program, social media discovery in lawsuits, employees losing their...more

II-28 – The New Relaxed Intern Standard and Implications for Employers [Audio]

Is your company thinking about your summer (and other) internship program? This episode presents an interview that Mike just gave on the Sirius XM Wharton Business Channel to discuss the United States Department of Labor’s...more

II-27 - Our 1st Anniversary Special: Bringing Back Our Inaugural Guest to Discuss What Was and What Will Still Be With President... [Audio]

Happy Anniversary! This podcast started one year ago today on February 1, 2017 with Howard Schweitzer prognosticating about what employers can expect with a new President Trump Administration. One year to the day, Howard...more

I-24 – Thankful for Volume 1, 2017, and Relationships [Audio]

“It’s the Relationships, Stupid.” This final episode of 2017 looks back at the topics and guests from volume 1 of the podcast, and somehow ties former President Bill Clinton to today’s operative premise in employer/employee...more

I-23- Stunning End-Of-Year NLRB Developments: An Extensive Interview With Former NLRB Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney [Audio]

Thought 2017 would end quietly? The month of December has seen several stunning decisions by the NLRB which impact Obama-era precedent, and which will impact employers and employees going forward in 2018. Joining this episode...more

I-22- The Benefits of Benefits: A Roundtable Discussion on Trending Benefits Issues for 2018 [Audio]

From tax and health care reform to employee wellness programs to even handheld electronic devices, why should your company be interested in today's hot benefits issues? In today's episode of Employment Law Now, a roundtable...more

I-21 – Sexual Harassment (Still), Political Tweeting, and Intersectional Discrimination [Audio]

Good faith and timing means everything in employment law. This episode of Employment Law Now provides an update from DC, discusses questions employers should be asking in today’s climate of troubling sexual harassment news,...more

I-20 - Special Holiday Party Episode [Audio]

Michael Schmidt's latest episode of Employment Law Now features a Top 10 list of tips to consider in order to avoid some holiday party mistakes for your company....more

I-19 - Part 2 of Interview on Conducting Internal Pay Equity Audits [Audio]

Michael Schmidt's latest episode provides the second of his two-part interview with David Cohen on conducting internal pay equity audits....more

I-18- DC Update on Joint Employer and OT Issues, and Part 1 of an Expert Interview on Pay Equity Audits [Audio]

This episode of Employment Law Now provides an update on current DC initiatives to change joint employer and overtime exemption standards, as well as Part 1 of a two-part interview with a leading expert on conducting an...more

I-17 – Engaging Your Employees in Today’s Workplace, Featuring Rick Turner at Whirlpool Corporation [Audio]

Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses how to engage your employees in today’s unique workplace and navigate a multi-jurisdictional set of employment laws. This episode...more

I-15 – Turning the Table: An Interview with the Podcast Host on Protected Employee Activity [Audio]

This episode replays an interview of the podcast host, Mike Schmidt, that was originally aired on SiriusXM Channel 111, The Business Channel. Mike discusses the nature of adverse actions taken by employers due to employee...more

I-14: Update on EEO-1 and I-9 Forms, Employer Obligations After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster, and Attorney Jason Barsanti... [Audio]

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, provides an update on required EEO-1 and I-9 Forms, and addresses Employer Obligations to Employees After a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster....more

I-13 – Policies, Policies, Policies, and Microchips Embedded in Employees [Audio]

Michael Schmidt of Cozen O'Connor addresses recent trends and noteworthy developments on certain employment policies related to political activity, confidential customer information, FMLA retaliation, and maximum leave...more

I-12: Update on the DOL's New OT Rules, and Part 2 of My Interview with Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez [Audio]

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis. This episode provides an update on the DOL's significant Request...more

Part 1 of 2: My Sit-Down Interview With Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez [Audio]

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis. This episode presents the first of two parts of a timely and...more

Employment Law Now I-10- Independent Contractors, Age Discrimination, Performance Reviews, Web Site Accessibility, and Ducks, TIEs... [Audio]

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis. This episode addresses independent contractor misclassification,...more

Erecting a Legal Defense Through Social Media

I hope you had a very happy holiday season and New Year. Both seem to be distant memories at this point. Many of the upcoming posts in 2017 will undoubtedly address, and be impacted by, the nature of the new Trump...more

2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 - What Happens Under President Trump? During 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) maintained its generally pro-union, anti-employer...more

Noncompete Agreements: New Considerations Under Both Employment and Antitrust Law

BREAKING NEWS: There were a lot of employment law developments in 2016. In fact, there were a lot of developments in the world generally in 2016. The legal landscape when it comes to employers and employees was not any...more

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