Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.
VII-135-Summer 2023 Wrap-Up Part 1 (NEW DOL OVERTIME RULE)
Today's episode is the first of two parts wrapping up the big developments and trends coming out of the Summer of 2023. In this Part 1, we discuss the United States Department of Labor's proposed new overtime exemption rule: what it says, what it does not say, and when it might be effective.
VII-134-Panel Discussion on Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Ruling and the Impact on Employer DEI Programs
I am joined by a panel that includes EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas and Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment Attorneys Debra Friedman and Alan Pittler to discuss the Supreme Court's June 29, 2023 decision on affirmative action, and the implications on educational institutions AND private employer programs promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
VII-133 - Hot Summer Employment Law Developments
Today's episode looks at the hot employment law developments of the Summer of 2023, including the Supreme Court impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and the "undue hardship" defense for religious accommodation requests; the new federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; new rules on independent contractor and overtime exemption classifications; and the first regulation of AI hiring tools.
VII-132 - An Interview With NLRB GC Jennifer Abruzzo on Non-Compete Agreements
On today's episode, NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo talks directly about the new Memorandum she issued this week and why she believes that the proffer, maintenance, and enforcement of non-compete agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act.
VII-131 - Roundtable Discussion (Multi-Practice) of A.I. and Generative A.I. for Employers
Today's episode features a roundtable discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Generative A.I. from multiple perspectives that employers should be thinking about: labor and employment, corporate and privacy, intellectual property, and regulatory.
VII-130- An interview With EEOC Commissioner (Vice Chair) Jocelyn Samuels
In today's new episode, I am joined by current EEOC Commissioner and Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels to get some insight on a wide-range of topics, including public perception of the EEOC; the likely impact of pending Supreme Court decisions on religious accommodation and diversity/equity/inclusion initiatives; the new federal pregnancy accommodation rules; Covid-19 cases; and the recent federal agency partnership to combat retaliation.
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