Robin Foret & Robert Chadwick To Speak At Nov. 2 Human Resources Webinar

On Nov. 2, 2020, Robin Foret and Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. will be featured speakers for a live webinar presented by the National Business Institute (NBI) entitled "Human Resource Law From Start To Finish." Ms. Foret's presentation is titled "Workplace Behavior & Privacy - Current Developments." Mr. Chadwick's presentations are titled "Wage & Benefit Issues" and "The National Labor Relations Board - Obligations & Compliance. For more information, visit the NBI website at https://www.nbi-sems.com/

DOL Clarifies Employers' Obligations To Track Hours of Teleworkers

Before this year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that roughly 24% of American workers performed some work at home. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this percentage is significantly higher in 2020. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that a non-exempt employee be compensated for all hours worked, including overtime hours, even if the work is performed by the employee at home. 29 C.F.R. 785.12 Federal courts have broadly interpreted compensable work at home to include checking e-mail and voice mail, responding to messages, work-related telephone calls, reviewing assignments, and preparing documents. The FLSA only requires that a non-exempt employee be compensa

Steven Ladik Named to Best Lawyers® List for 27th Consecutive Year

Steven M. Ladik has again been honored by his peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Ladik has been so honored in the area of immigration law in all 27 editions. Mr. Ladik is a Managing Member of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC. He is past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and represents numerous professional golfers on the LPGA Tour and PGA Tour. He also serves as the outside Immigration Counsel to the National Football League. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1989- present). Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the w

Judge Voids Parts Of DOL Rule Implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT As explained in an earlier post on this blog, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) remains effective until Dec. 31, 2020. Accordingly, two major provisions of the Act remain applicable to employers with fewer than 500 employees. Emergency Family And Medical Leave Expansion Act The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”) expanded the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to cover employees who are unable to work because they must care for a dependent child due to COVID-19. The EFMLEA provides that, “[i]n any case where the need for [leave] is foreseeable, an employee shall provide the employer which such notice of leav

Practice Area Spotlight: Contracts Affected By COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected many business contracts such as services agreements, supply agreements, commercial leases and insurance policies. The questions presented by the crisis include: Is the pandemic an "Act of God" under a force majeure clause? Is a COVID-19 related loss covered under an insurance policy? Is bankruptcy a viable option for avoiding obligations under a contract? With more than 250 years of combined legal experience in contract matters, the attorneys of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC are positioned to answer these and other questions for businesses and professionals. Feel free to contact the firm's attorney with the experience most relevant to the business contract at

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