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Law In The Workplace

The Weinstein Effect: Changing How Employers Address Sexual Harassment?

It started with Harvey. And it hasn’t slowed down.  The fallout has been wide-ranging, from execs in Hollywood to politicians in DC.  Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, John Conyers, and Matt Lauer are just a few of the individuals who have […]

Can I Fire My Employee for Attending a Protest?

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, several Twitter crowdsourcers have undertaken to “out” attendees of the “Unite the Right” rally to their employers and the community at large. Some employers have subsequently fired those employees […]

Demetri J. Economou

School's Out For Summer...Are you Hiring?

With schools across the country about to wrap up for the year, many teenagers will be looking for jobs to earn some extra spending money or keep themselves occupied this summer. And many employers--in particular restaurants, retail establishments, hospitality […]

Comp Time In Lieu of Overtime

Offering an employee additional time off in lieu of paying overtime wages is something that, for the most part, is currently limited to government employers.  While some private sector employers mistakenly offer such a benefit, it is—with a few exceptions […]

Do You Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

As employment related claims continue to rise, businesses must evaluate all available options to attempt to mitigate costs and risks associated with these claims.  One common way to address these issues is to obtain an Employment Practices Liability […]

Is a 20% budget cut coming for the Department of Labor?

The White House Office of Management Budget has tendered its proposed budgets for various government agencies in 2018, which includes a proposed cut of $2.5 billion to the Department of Labor. That amount represents approximately 21% of the DOL's annual […]