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Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

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Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

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By HostMike - Aug 28 2019
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One of the best podcasts I have ever heard.

Great show

By John578855 - Oct 18 2017
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Can’t wait to listen to more episodes. Very informative on current employment law topics.

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19 Ratings
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15
2
2
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By HostMike - Aug 28 2019
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One of the best podcasts I have ever heard.

Great show

By John578855 - Oct 18 2017
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Can’t wait to listen to more episodes. Very informative on current employment law topics.
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Employment Law Now

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Noteworthy Harassment and Disability Cases, and Will Certain Current Employment Law Principles Stay or Go

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This episode provides an update on the newly-appointed chairman of the NLRB, addresses noteworthy decisions and the appropriate corporate mindset in harassment and disability cases, and predicts whether certain current employment law principles will stay or go.

May 19 2017

35mins

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Rank #2: II-33- Hot Summer Trends: The Supreme Court on Class Action Waivers, and the Rise of Web Site Accessibility Lawsuits

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As Memorial Day approaches to usher in the unofficial start of the hot summer season, today's new episode analyzes two red-hot issues: This week's Supreme Court decision on class action waivers, and the staggering rise of web site accessibility lawsuits. Joining me for the latter issue is Scott Trachtenberg, the founder and CEO of a company called ADA Site Compliance, to help break down what web site accessibility means and what your company should be doing about it.

May 24 2018

49mins

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Rank #3: III-41- Things That Make You Go "Hmmm" in Employment Law

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This episode looks at recent employment law developments that may make you go "hmmm": a 4-day workweek, outright bans on mandatory arbitration and office gossip, hairstyle as a protected characteristic, and an update on the new overtime rules.

Mar 01 2019

29mins

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Rank #4: II-29- E-Mail Curfews, the DOL's New Self-Audit Program, Social Media Discovery, and Other Noteworthy Employment Law Trends and Developments

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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 protection under the NLRA, ADA essential job functions, and sexual orientation under Title VII.

Mar 27 2018

30mins

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Rank #5: III-46 (Part 2 of 2) - It's Complicated? The New EEO-1, Component 2 Filing Requirement

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In today's Part 2 of 2 of my back-from-summer-hiatus series, I am joined by L&E attorney Sarah Kelly to discuss the critical, new EEO-1, Component 2 information that many employers MUST provide by September 30, 2019.

Jul 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #6: III-37- Ghosting, Annoying E-Mails, Top 5 New Cases, Top 10 New 2019 Trends

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Welcome back! In this first new episode of 2019, we talk about ghosting, the most hated and irritating workplace e-mails, our Top 5 noteworthy cases you missed at the end of the year, and our Top 10 employer trends and challenges for 2019.

Jan 08 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: I-21 - Sexual Harassment (Still), Political Tweeting, and Intersectional Discrimination

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Good faith and timing means everything in employment law. This episode provides an update from DC, discusses questions employers should be asking in today's climate of troubling sexual harassment news, addresses noteworthy cases regarding the FMLA and political tweeting, and introduces an emerging claim: "intersectional discrimination."

Dec 04 2017

31mins

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Rank #8: I-11 - Part 1 of 2: My Sit-Down Interview With Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

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This episode presents the first of two parts of a timely and topical interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers his thoughts on a wide range of issues, such as how the EEOC selects cases to bring, the appropriate company response when the EEOC knocks on your door, and the EEOC's thinking on transgender discrimination, corporate "look" policies, the OFCCP, and age discrimination.

Jul 20 2017

45mins

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Rank #9: II-35- The New Sexual Harassment Training/Policy Requirements in New York State and New York City

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This special episode discusses the new sexual harassment training and policy requirements imposed by New York State and New York City (following a brief discussion of a significant development on joint employer liability).

Sep 26 2018

34mins

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Rank #10: III-43-Expert Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of Recent Regulatory Initiatives on Recruitment, Retention and the Retail Industry

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In today's new episode, experts from the Retail Industry Leaders Association and ManpowerGroup Solutions discuss how today's climate of employment regulations (including the new overtime rule, predictive scheduling, and gig economy initiatives) is affecting employee recruitment and retention, as well as the retail industry in particular.

Mar 25 2019

39mins

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Rank #11: I-19 - Part 2 of Interview on Conducting Internal Pay Equity Audits

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Today's episode provides the second of my two-part interview with David Cohen on conducting internal pay equity audits.

Nov 20 2017

40mins

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Rank #12: II-28 - The New Relaxed Intern Standard and Implications for Employers

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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 recent change in the test used to determine if an individual can be classified as an unpaid intern.

Feb 19 2018

32mins

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Rank #13: I-15 - Turning the Table: An Interview with the Podcast Host on Protected Employee Activity

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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 statements and conduct.

Sep 25 2017

29mins

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Rank #14: Internal Whistleblowers, Predictive Schedules and "Clopenings", and FMLA Abuse

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This episode addresses noteworthy decisions concerning internal whistleblowers and employee FMLA abuse, as well as a significant nationwide trend involving predictive scheduling and "clopenings."

Mar 15 2017

19mins

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Rank #15: II-25 - Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Employers in 2018

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From federal agency changes to anticipated developments in sexual harassment, paid leave, overtime, and marijuana use, today's episode provides ten issues that employers should resolve to understand in the New Year.

Jan 08 2018

33mins

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Rank #16: I-23- Stunning End-Of-Year NLRB Developments: An Extensive Interview With Former NLRB Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney

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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 is former Associate General Counsel of the NLRB, and current attorney at Cozen O'Connor, Barry Kearney to discuss these latest developments.

Dec 22 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: III-42-The New Overtime Rule and Antitrust Issues With Your Non-Competes

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This episode outlines the key components of the U.S. Department of Labor's new proposed overtime rule. Also, antitrust attorney David Reichenberg joins to discuss the antitrust issues that cannot be ignored when looking at your non-compete agreements.

Mar 18 2019

37mins

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Rank #18: I-18- DC Update on Joint Employer and OT Issues, and Part 1 of an Expert Interview on Pay Equity Audits

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This episode provides an update on current DC initiatives to change joint employer and overtime exemption standards, as well as Part 1 of my two-part interview with a leading expert on conducting an internal corporate gender pay equity audit.

Nov 08 2017

37mins

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Rank #19: Trump Cabinet Update, Joint Employment Standards, and New Restrictive Covenant Concerns – Featuring Immigration Law Attorney Scott Bettridge

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This episode provides an update on President Trump’s DOL cabinet appointment, and addresses a new joint employer test and potentially significant employment and antitrust concerns about restrictive covenants. Joining this episode is immigration attorney Scott Bettridge, who will discuss current immigration initiatives in Washington and action items for employers.

Mar 03 2017

38mins

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Rank #20: I-12: Update on the DOL's New OT Rules, and Part 2 of My Interview with Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

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This episode provides an update on the DOL's significant Request for Information on next steps for the OT exemption rules, as well as Part 2 of my sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who continues with his thoughts on a wide range of issues, such as how the EEOC selects cases to bring, the appropriate company response when the EEOC knocks on your door, and the EEOC's thinking on transgender discrimination, corporate "look" policies, the OFCCP, and age discrimination.

Aug 04 2017

45mins

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