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 […]

New Jersey issues guidance on cannabis “Workplace Impairment” determinations

The purple haze has lifted! As previously noted in our blog, on February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act,” which legalized recreational cannabis use in the state. While the law allows employers to drug test for cannabis, it limits their ability to […]

Workplace investigations: Why get a written report

Excerpted from a Levy Employment Law LLC Blog by Tracey Levy One of the thorny questions that eventually arises in workplace investigations is how to memorialize the findings. Is it sufficient to save the notes from interviews in a file? How about a letter notifying key parties the investigation has been closed and the concerns […]

Gun reform: How employers can protect employees from workplace violence

Excerpted from a Hall Benefits Law Blog Congress recently passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, or gun reform legislation, that President Biden has now signed into law. Portions of this legislation may help reduce workplace violence that involves domestic abusers who pursue their partners at their workplaces. The gun reform legislation contains a provision that […]