Blog

Blog

Five Things Employers Should Know About Marijuana
December 1, 2017
In light of the growing number of states that have enacted legislation addressing the use of medical marijuana (see chart), employers should be aware of the following facts as they deal with this important issue.
Read More >

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Paid Leave Compromise Bill – What Does It Really Do?
November 30, 2017
As Maryland employers are likely aware, the General Assembly passed a paid sick leave bill (HB1) this past session, which was vetoed by Governor Hogan. The Governor has now introduced a new paid leave bill – the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018 – that will be filed as emergency legislation when the next legislative session opens on January 10, 2018.
Read More >

Five Key Steps to Conducting a Workplace Investigation
November 30, 2017
A reasonable, good-faith investigation can result in satisfied employees, and, on the flipside, a disorganized, incomplete and impartial investigation can get be an employee’s attorney’s best weapon in a lawsuit.
Read More >

Thanksgiving Leftovers Quiz: The ADA, Post-Offer Medical Exams, And Rescinding Job Offers
November 28, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017 has come and gone.  As we start a new week, many of us still have leftovers in the fridge that we need to eat before they get too old. The Bullard Edge has leftovers, too.
Read More >

Nevada's Ban The Box Law Takes Effect January 1, 2018
November 28, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, Nevada's public employers will need to adjust their hiring procedures and change their employment applications to conform with Nevada's new Ban The Box law that takes effect January 1, 2018.
Read More >

U.S. Department of Transportation Publishes Changes To Drug Testing Regulations
November 28, 2017
On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published changes to the federal regulations that govern drug testing for certain safety sensitive transportation employees. If your employees are subject to DOT drug testing requirements, these changes become effective January 1, 2018.
Read More >

Canada: Court of Appeal Confirms Purchaser Not Bound to Vendor’s Employment Contracts
November 28, 2017
A particularly nuanced aspect of a sale of business involves offering employment to employees of the vendor. The determination of risk, as well as whether the vendor or purchaser takes on liability for employment obligations, is often a key feature of such transactions and price.
Read More >

Limits on Incentives for Participation Wellness Programs
November 20, 2017
Wellness programs are often used by employers to promote healthy lifestyles among their employees and reduce their health care expenditures. There have been several studies over recent years that have found a reduction in health costs for employers who offer wellness programs.
Read More >

Peter Robb Sworn In As NLRB General Counsel
November 20, 2017
Attorney Peter B. Robb was sworn in for a four-year term as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board last Friday.  Mr. Robb was nominated by President Trump and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month.
Read More >

What Can Employers Learn from the Recent Sexual Harassment Scandals?
November 17, 2017
With allegations of sexual harassment in the spotlight, agencies and companies are issuing statements and conducting research about sexual harassment.  Recently, the EEOC issued a “What You Should Know: What to Do if You Believe You have Been Harassed at Work” statement.
Read More >

New York City Expands Sick Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence
November 17, 2017
As we previously advised, the New York City Counsel recently passed a bill to expand employee entitlements under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.
Read More >

Sexual Harassment Scandals: Time for Employer Self-Examination
November 17, 2017
Notorious sexual harassment by rich and powerful men in the entertainment industry has brought the nation's focus on the broader scope of sexual harassment in general.
Read More >

Tweets Follow

Feb 21

New #SHRM Federal Court Report: References to FMLA Were Not Representations of FMLA Eligibility. https://t.co/wzXFCbDtBF

Feb 20

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Impacts Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: https://t.co/LbCpbCozcn

Feb 16

NLRB Extends Time For Public Comments On Ambush Election Rules: https://t.co/fpv6Ub8r8i