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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

On March 9, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team about the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference.  

March 9, 2016


The 2016 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference is fast approaching! Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran attendee, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event–from the anticipated wide-ranging changes to the FLSA overtime regulations, to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, to impactful advocacy engagement.

March 7, 2016


Sometimes clients ask me relative to gender:

1.  Would it be gender discrimination if we do X?

2.  Does the law require that we do Y?

Of course, we need to start with the legal imperative.  But, as HR professionals, we know we must transcend the legal imperative and focus on the business necessity (and moral obligation) to ensure gender equality.

February 4, 2016



Using that Loss to Help Assess and Manage Your Risk with Potential Workplace Claims

January 25, 2016


People are funny.

Here’s an example of a common question and the funny corresponding uncommon exchange.

Client: “Rue, if there is a state law and a federal law, how do I know which one applies to us?”

Me: “Both apply.”

Client: “Well which one do I comply with?”

Me: “You must comply with both.”

Client: “How can I comply with two laws at the same time?”

January 23, 2016



January 22, 2016

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

It’s another new year in the HR universe and with every passing year, change is to be expected. People make resolutions, companies pivot and balance sheets get a new lease on life. 2016 is no different, but what will that change look like in the workplace this year? If the last two weeks are any indication, it’s sure to be a pretty interesting year.

January 13, 2016


Sixteen years ago, in my role as a congressional staffer, I had the opportunity to attend President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union (SOTU) address before a Joint Session of Congress. 

While I had tuned into plenty of SOTU addresses before, it was an entirely different experience being in the House Chamber and witnessing the pomp and circumstance of this tradition that dates back to 1790.  Definitely an experience I will never forget.

January 6, 2016


As we all know, in EEO termination claims, how we treat the "comparators" is critical. Two (2) key questions:

1.         Did you let anyone else go for a same or similar reason?

2.         Did you not let someone else go even though they had engaged in same or similar conduct?

What do you do if you have an inconsistent practice historically?

January 5, 2016

State Employment Laws Every Virginia Employer Should Know

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September 29, 2015

Are the Kim Davises of the World Protected by Law?

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September 21, 2015

Mass.: First Workplace Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed

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September 21, 2015

California Legislature Completes its Work for 2015

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September 15, 2015