II-33- Hot Summer Trends: The Supreme Court on Class Action Waivers, and the Rise of Web Site Accessibility Lawsuits

As Memorial Day approaches to usher in the unofficial start of the hot summer season, today's new episode analyzes two red-hot issues: This week's Supreme Court decision on class action waivers, and the staggering rise of web site accessibility lawsuits. Joining me for the latter issue is Scott Trachtenberg, the founder and CEO of a company called ADA Site Compliance, to help break down what web site accessibility means and what your company should be doing about it.

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II-30- Tackling 3 Big Wage and Hour Questions for Employers

Wage and hour issues continue to keep employers up at night, with new lawsuits and potential exposure not diminishing any time soon. Today's episode tackles three important questions in this area: the meaning and potential pitfalls of calculating an employee's regular and overtime rates (and the status of the "new" overtime regs), strategically using a fluctuating workweek compensation method to pay employees, and keeping up with the DOL's new rules on tipping. This episode features Mike's labor and employment colleague, Susan Eisenberg.

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II-27 - Our 1st Anniversary Special: Bringing Back Our Inaugural Guest to Discuss What Was and What Will Still Be With President Trump

Happy Anniversary! This podcast started one year ago today on February 1, 2017 with Howard Schweitzer prognosticating about what employers can expect with a new President Trump Administration. One year to the day, Howard returns to grade those year 1 predictions and offer his political insight on what employers can expect in Trump year 2.

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II-26 - Superbowl Concerns, Tax Reform/MeToo, Restrictive Covenant Crimes, and Expanded Religious Discrimination Theories

Is the Superbowl creeping into your workplace this week? Does Washington's new tax reform impact how you settle sexual harassment cases? Can you actually go to jail for signing a restrictive covenant? Is there a new kind of religious discrimination theory lurking? This episode addresses these significant new employment law issues.

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I-23- Stunning End-Of-Year NLRB Developments: An Extensive Interview With Former NLRB Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney

Thought 2017 would end quietly? The month of December has seen several stunning decisions by the NLRB which impact Obama-era precedent, and which will impact employers and employees going forward in 2018. Joining this episode is former Associate General Counsel of the NLRB, and current attorney at Cozen O'Connor, Barry Kearney to discuss these latest developments.

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