Tag: Senior Legal Editor


RecruitCon 2018 Recap: Outlook on the 2025 Workplace (Part 1)

I find myself particularly drawn to (and often frustrated by) topics related to the generational divide. So, I was particularly eager to sit in on Susan Vitale’s RecruitCon 2018 session on the Outlook on the 2025 Workplace: How to Attract the Next Generation of Talent by Effectively Recruiting Millennials and Gen Z.


Do You Play Favorites at Work? You Should.

I was thinking the other day about Mrs. Lacroix, my third-grade teacher. One of my classmates was complaining about a perceived slight of some kind—I imagine it had something to do with recess—and her calm response, one eyebrow raised, was, “Well, who ever said life was fair”?


Teambuilding: Making Work Teams Work

There may be no “I” in “TEAM” – but there’s certainly a lot of dysfunction. Even the best workplace teams aren’t immune to occasional tensions and roadblocks.


U.S. Representative Introduces Bill to Repeal Cadillac Tax

On January 4, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced H.R. 173, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017. The bill seeks to repeal the so-called “Cadillac Tax” provision within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The provision, which is currently slated to go into effect January 1, 2020, would impose a 40% excise […]

Did You Know Your New Hire Might Make You a Joint Employer?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). They also released a new fact sheet on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and joint employment.

Clearing Up Gender Identity and Discrimination

By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor at BLR® Today we’ll hear from Joan Farrell, JD, senior legal editor, concerning the complex and often changing laws involving gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination. In New York City, as in many large cities and several states, employers are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender […]

How to Prevent Workplace Violence

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD, Senior Legal Editor Yesterday, we heard from BLR’s Senior Legal Editor, Susan Schoenfeld, JD, concerning workplace violence prevention. Today, more on the subject, including what policy you should implement to help prevent such violence.