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OSHA – a simple audit

August 21st, 2019

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. at Fisher Phillips


The following list of questions will provide a snapshot for you to use in determining whether or not you are complying with the safety and health laws and regulations that apply in the workplace.  You should know the answer to every one of these questions. Although a “No” answer does not necessarily mean you are in violation of any laws or regulations, you should understand ...

Key FMLA definitions

August 21st, 2019

Nancy Van der Veer Holt at FordHarrison


Coverage for employers As with other employment-related statutes, the FMLA applies only to certain employers. Under the FMLA, an "employer" is: any person engaged in commerce or in any industry affecting commerce that employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more cal...

Can you practice virtually firing someone?

August 21st, 2019

Robin Shea at Constangy

Max headroom.flickrcc.blake patterson

Thirty-five years after Max Headroom first invaded our reality with his virtual reality, you can fire him.

OK, you can't fire Max Headroom, but you can fire Barry Thompson. Barry was created by Talespin to provide the opportunity to practice soft skills, like firing, negotiating, even giving critical feedback.

And for those of you with a bit of a masochistic side, you can fire him as many times as you want. Just saying.

Robin Shea introduces you to Barry and wonders aloud a little bit. 

Wages and hours – a simple audit

August 20th, 2019

Jill S. Kirila, Shennan Harris


The following list of questions will provide a snapshot for you to use in determining whether or not you are complying with the wage and hour laws and regulations.  You should know the answer to every one of these questions.  Although a “No” answer does not necessarily mean you are in violation of any laws or regulations, you should understand why the answer is “No.”  The chapter reference is for the book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, which can be ordered here, and provided for quick reference.

Employee benefits law

August 20th, 2019

Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Thomas M. Christina at Ogletree Deakins


This guide is intended to provide a general overview of the principal laws that apply when an employer chooses to provide benefits for its employees. The purpose of the guide is to help employers communicate with their advisors more effectively about employee benefits and benefit programs. Employee benefits (or simply “benefits” – the two terms are used inter...