Employment Law

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Federal and state legal developments over the last year brought a lot of changes that impact workplace policies and procedures, making it critical for companies to review their handbooks for compliance. 

"2016 was the busiest year I can recall in this regard," said Elaine Diedrich, an attorney with Littler in Pittsburgh.

June 2, 2017


The Beatles lyric is also the opening line from a recent state court opinion about hiring (or not hiring as the case may be) someone who uses medical marijuana. More on that in a bit.

Hiring and Medical Marijuana

June 1, 2017

On February 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with Beth Zoller (@bethzoller1) and Kathy Gurchiek (@SHRMwriter) about Not Your Grandparents' Handbooks.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


February 8, 2017


On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your organization’s employee handbook?

February 6, 2017

On November 30, @shrmnextchat chatted with employment attorney Jonathan Segal @jonathan_hr_law about The Holidays: Maximizing the Joy and Minimizing the Risk.

In case you missed this fun and informative chat filled with great ideas for how HR to handle the Holidays, you can read all the tweets here:


November 30, 2016

You are an exhausted HR professional charged with making the holidays lively without inviting lawsuits. On the day of your company’s holiday party, you walk into the lobby of your building and see the elegant Christmas pine that you had helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”

November 28, 2016




A reader emailed me yesterday.

“Hey Eric, Clients are wondering about value of settlement NDAs after ex-Fox News HWE victims go public despite contracts. Your reaction?”

Wait! You mean employees actually violate confidentiality provisions?

I know, right?

August 18, 2016

I have to admit it, I am a quiet political junkie, so when SHRM Governmental Affairs Director Mike Aitken telephoned to ask the Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM to host an event in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, it was very easy to say yes.  I was going to Philly!  You see, I was an Alternate PA Delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and attended the DNC in Denver, CO.  Running as a delegate was not easy, it required obtaining ov

August 4, 2016

In just a few days, I will be heading to Cleveland and Philadelphia, host cities for this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC), to carry the message that employment-based immigration reform is one key to strengthening America’s economic future.

July 15, 2016

In just a few days, hundreds of delegates will assemble in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. SHRM and our strategic affiliate, the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), will be there. We will also be at the Democratic Convention the week after in Philadelphia when they nominate their candidate for the White House.

July 15, 2016


Jeff Ranen’s inbox filled up fast when a new California law opened the door to holding company executives personally liable for wage and hour violations. “I got a lot of panicked e-mails from clients,” said Ranen, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

June 7, 2016

On May 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) and Jon Heuvel (@JonHeuvel) about U.S. vs. U.K. Employment Law - A "Pond" of Difference.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here: 


May 18, 2016


The British are coming! 

Well, not really, but when it comes to employment law, considering the differences, would the U.S. be better off with a bit of a British invasion—or vice versa? The answer to that probably depends on whether you’re the employer or the employee.

May 16, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

April 6, 2016

Yesterday I had the honor of sitting down with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during this year’s SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. It was a unique opportunity to hear his thoughts on some of the most pressing issues that matter today, from immigration to the Affordable Care Act to terrorism.  

March 16, 2016