Employment Law Update 2023: New compliance obligations for the New Year

Excerpted from a Littler Blog by Joy Rosenquist and Bruce Sarchet The year 2022 is coming to a close, and the new year will be here before we know it. While many states, cities and counties seem to be willing to pass employment laws and regulations at any time, the first day of a new […]

NFL player lowers the boom on activist running across the field – was it legal?

To say these days are scary public times is probably an understatement. Headlines detailing school shootings, unruly airline passengers and anti-Asian hate crimes are enough to put anyone on edge. So, when an unknown person runs onto a football field carrying a pink smoke bomb, who knows what he’s up to? If you’ve seen the […]

Employers can no longer treat marijuana the way they did 20 years ago

Excerpted from a Jackson Lewis PC Blog by Kathryn J. Russo and Kristina Vaquera The changing legal landscape relating to marijuana usage means that employers, especially those with safety sensitive positions or who are subject to federally mandated compliance requirements, need to review their current policies and approaches to positive drug tests reflecting marijuana usage […]

Hurricane Ian a reminder employers should have a disaster plan in place

As the terrifying Hurricane and Tropical Storm Ian pummels Florida, it’s probably a good time to consider your company’s disaster plan. Here’s a detailed “Emergency Preparedness Checklist” provided by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This checklist includes considerations for Human Resources (HR) in planning for emergencies. A multidisciplinary emergency planning team should be […]