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  • 5 Things to Know About the Independent Contractor Rule

    January 25, 2024

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule that will set the criteria for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article breaks down five key considerations for businesses that engage with independent contractors.

  • DEI's New Legal Landscape and How Employers Can Respond

    January 5, 2024

    This article reviews the new legal landscape for corporate DEI programs and offers strategies for continuing DEI efforts compliantly.

  • Q&A: How Employers Can Navigate the NLRB's Stericycle Decision

    September 21, 2023

    On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in Stericycle Inc., marking a dramatic shift in the legal landscape for employers. In this article, employment law attorney David Phippen answers questions on what Stericycle Inc. means for employers and practical steps they can take under the new standard.

  • Reframing Culture Fit to Avoid Its Dangers

    May 23, 2023

    Trouble can occur when "culture fit" becomes a euphemism for something else. But can it still have value if defined correctly? This article takes a look.

  • If You're Using AI for Layoffs, Read This First

    March 30, 2023

    Some HR tech companies say algorithms in software can remove human biases from layoff decision-making, but the need for the human element still remains.

  • Looking Through the Haze: 5 Steps for HR on Recreational Marijuana

    January 27, 2023

    Given the complex patchwork of laws addressing recreational marijuana use, it's no surprise that employers are often left with more questions than answers.

  • What's an Employer to Do During a Tripledemic?

    December 5, 2022

    This article shares insights into employer obligations and opportunities when managing the "tripledemic" that COVID, RSV, and the flu are visiting upon us.

  • Mental Health Taking Center Stage With Wellness@Work Programs

    October 20, 2022

    With employee wellness and mental health top of mind for HR and business leaders alike, this article shares insights about employer legal obligations when managing mental health conditions at work.

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