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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
Average Ratings
15
2
2
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0

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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 Feb 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: II-30- Tackling 3 Big Wage and Hour Questions for Employers

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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 pitfalls of calculating an employee's regular and overtime rates (and the status of the "new" overtime regs), strategically using a fluctuating workweek compensation method to pay employees, and keeping up with the DOL's new rules on tipping. This episode features Mike's labor and employment colleague, Susan Eisenberg.

Apr 06 2018

51mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: III-48- Employee Handbooks

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In today's episode, Debbie Friedman (partner at Cozen O'Connor) joins the podcast to talk about the issues that employers should consider with their employee handbooks.

Sep 06 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #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: II-31- The Changing 9 to 5 From 1980 to Today

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This episode flashes back to 1980's 9 to 5 workplace, and then goes back to the future to compare today's workplace of emoji harassment, a new game-changing overtime exemption rule, the 1st ever employer antitrust complaint (from the government), cybersecurity laws, and training managers to manage.

Apr 17 2018

30mins

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Rank #8: III-49- A Conversation With The Department of Labor in NY

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On today's episode, I am joined by Rebecca Nathanson, the Director of the Anti-Retaliation Unit and Counsel to Labor Standards at the New York Department of Labor to discuss issues ranging from the Department's investigation process and retaliation, to civil and criminal enforcement of wage/hour issues and the perception that the DOL is a pro-employee agency.

Sep 11 2019

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: 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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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: I-10- Independent contractors, age discrimination, performance reviews, web site accessibility, and ducks, ties and chimps

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This episode addresses independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination cases, and a novel case on web site accessibility. Also: how ducks, TIEs and chimps are relevant to employment law.

Jun 20 2017

22mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: III-38- Part 2 on Employee Marijuana Use and Two Key NLRB Developments

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This episode presents Part 2 of 2 on workplace issues when employees use marijuana, and also discusses two significant developments from the NLRB involving independent contractors and individual employee gripes.

Jan 31 2019

35mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: ELN's One-On-One Sit-Down Interview With NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin

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This special episode presents an interview with current NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, who answers questions about employer perception of the NLRB as a pro-employee agency, as well as the thinking behind recent NLRB action on social media policies and joint employment.

Apr 17 2017

29mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode I-9: Hiring Bias Claims, Predictive Scheduling Update, and Artificial Intelligence in the HR World - Featuring Special Guest Dennis Kennedy

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This episode discusses the recent uptick in hiring bias claims, provides an update on predictive scheduling legislation, and answers questions about artificial intelligence. Joining this episode is Mastercard counsel and technology attorney Dennis Kennedy, who will discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the HR world.

Jun 02 2017

30mins

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Rank #20: III-40 - Valentine's Day Episode on Love Contracts

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This special Valentine's Day episode discusses the pros and cons of employers entering into love contracts with its employees.

Feb 14 2019

11mins

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