Data breaches continue to be an unfortunate risk that companies face with increasing frequency. In this podcast, Rebecca Bennett, Stephen Riga, and Justin Tarka discuss data breaches from both a U.S. and EU perspective, including what constitutes a data breach, required notifications after a breach, legal consequences of a breach, and best practices for reducing legal risk.
Design delegation—when a construction contractor assumes responsibility for project design—can expose contractors to increased liability. In this episode, Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss how design delegation can occur and best practices for managing the associated risks.
Employee Affinity Groups—also known as Business Resource Groups—are groups of employees with common interests, concerns, or characteristics. Join Michelle Wimes, Ogletree Deakins’ Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer, as she discusses the purposes they serve, best practices for starting them, risks to watch out for, and more.
In the first episode of this two-part series, John Stretton and Rachel Mandel discuss the complexities surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the interplay between the two laws and best practices for effectively managing leaves of absence in complicated situations.
In this episode, Jamie Dietz and Tina Ho discuss the current business immigration landscape, from recent guidance and policy memos to practical insights for employers on understanding and preparing for this constantly evolving area.
Join hosts Bud Bobber and Keith Kopplin for the second podcast in their series on important wage and hour topics for manufacturing industry employers. This podcast covers the important topic of overtime pay, including who is eligible for overtime, when it is owed, and how overtime pay is calculated.
In this episode, Keith Kopplin and Sarah Platt compare Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and discuss the key differences and top things employers should know.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to present challenging questions for employers. In this episode, Keith Kopplin and Sarah Platt of our Milwaukee office walk through some of employers’ most frequently asked questions on the FMLA, from when employers can ask for a medical certification to how to handle suspected FMLA fraud.
Employment terminations are serious business and fraught with potential challenges. The simple idea that at-will employees can be discharged for any legal reason without incurring claims, defense costs, and possible liability, may be unrealistic. Join hosts Bud Bobber and Mark Johnson as they explore the seven questions employers should ask themselves before discharging an employee to help ensure that a discharge is appropriate, defensible, and fair.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues a record-setting pace in auditing and investigating employers over worksite and I-9/E-Verify compliance concerns. Join Denver shareholder Chris Thomas as he covers the current challenges employers face and highlights steps they can take to ensure compliance.
In this episode, Diana Nehro, a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ International Practice Group, covers five of the most significant labor and employment concerns for multinational companies. Tune in for a discussion about managing the absence of at-will employment outside the U.S., cross-border investigations, globalizing policies, cost-effectively managing mobility assignments, and creating consistent global sales incentive plans.
Join hosts Bud Bobber and Keith Kopplin as they discuss important wage and hour topics for manufacturing industry employers, including compensable work, pre and post-shift activities, donning and doffing, meal and rest breaks, and more.
Any employer doing business with the federal government should be aware of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the various laws administered by this agency. In this podcast, Columbia shareholder Leigh Nason discusses OFCCP basics, including how a company can determine if it is a federal contractor and, if so, the three primary laws that apply.
There are a number of important considerations for employers to keep in mind when drafting a severance agreement. Join Milwaukee shareholders Bud Bobber and Brian Radloff for a discussion of practical tips for drafting severance agreements, from how to go about deciding how much to offer an employee to the key terms of the agreement.
A truly effective workplace investigator knows how to best wrap-up an employee interview. Don’t leave loose ends or wiggle room that can later undermine the effectiveness of the overall investigation and the employer’s conclusions. Join Milwaukee shareholders Bud Bobber and Tim Kamin to hear suggestions and insights on how to most effectively conclude any employee interview during a workplace investigation.
Workplace investigations can either stall out without any clear answer, or instead succeed and lead to a conclusion, depending on the effectiveness of the interviews. However, many people conducting interviews skip simple steps at the very outset that maximize their effectiveness. Join Milwaukee shareholders Bud Bobber and Tim Kamin as they discuss practical strategies, tips, and considerations when beginning an interview as part of a workplace investigation.
Recent cases and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board signal a shift in the standards for determining the legality of employer work rules. In this episode, Ruthie Goodboe from our Pittsburgh and Detroit (Metro) offices discusses the current state of the law and what all employers—unionized and non-unionized—need to know about employee handbook policies and practices.