Robert Chadwick To Speak At National Wage & Hour Summit On Nov. 27

On November 27, 2018, Robert Chadwick will speak regarding joint employment issues at the inaugural Wage & Hour ExecuSummit at the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center in Uncasville, Ct. ExecuSummit events provide continuing education for the insurance industry. MORE DETAILS

OSHA Reverses Course On Safety Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, added a provision prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) The agency subsequently published guidance clarifying that certain workplace safety incentive programs and post-accident drug testing programs could deter reporting and therefore violate the new anti-retaliation rule. On October 11, 2018, OSHA reversed course in its interpretation of the anti-retaliation rule. READ MORE

How Immigration Got It Wrong For Individual Athletes

For decades, aspiring young foreign athletes who excelled in individual sports and had just graduated from a U.S. university would obtain P-1 visas for internationally recognized athletes to compete as professional athletes on a specific tour in the U.S. Many were highly ranked amateurs with experience playing at their university and in international competitions on their national team. The 1994 regulations of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only require you to show you meet 2 of 7 possible evidentiary criteria to establish you are “internationally recognized”. Interestingly, some of these include significant participation with a U.S. university, competition on a national t

What Lessons Can Employers Learn From The Kavanaugh Hearings?

Last week, millions watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Dr. Christine Blasely Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The hearings were reminiscent of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in 1991 with Anita Hill and then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. To be sure, the Senate hearings were radically different from sexual harassment investigations routinely conducted at workplaces across the country. The challenges presented at the hearings nevertheless provide important lessons for employers. As most employers already know, the stakes in such investigations are (1) employee well-being and productivity, (2) employee turnover, and (3) potential legal exposure

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