118 episodes

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

Employment Law Now Michael Schmidt

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 42 Ratings

Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

    VI-118 - Overturning Roe v. Wade and the Impact on Employers and Employees

    VI-118 - Overturning Roe v. Wade and the Impact on Employers and Employees

    In today's episode, I offer the takeaways from the Supreme Court's June 2022 Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and am joined by colleagues for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the decision on benefits, health care, and labor and employment law.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    VI-117-Addressing Violence in the Workplace

    VI-117-Addressing Violence in the Workplace

    In today's episode, I am joined by Dan Pascale, Executive Vice President of Margolis, Healy and Associates, to discuss how employers should be addressing today's threats and acts of violence in the workplace.

    • 37 min
    VI-116-Top 10 Employment Issues To Consider For The Summer Kick-Off

    VI-116-Top 10 Employment Issues To Consider For The Summer Kick-Off

    As we approach the unofficial start to Summer 2022, today's new episode addresses the 10 issues that should be on the radar of all employers.

    • 52 min
    VI-115- A Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo

    VI-115- A Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo

    In today's new episode, I am joined by NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo to discuss significant recent activity at the Board, including her position that employer "captive audience meetings" held with employees violate the National Labor Relations Act.

    • 25 min
    VI-114-Banning Arbitration of Sexual Harassment/Assault Claims

    VI-114-Banning Arbitration of Sexual Harassment/Assault Claims

    Congress just passed a significant new law prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements (and class action waivers) for claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In today's new episode, I discuss what the new federal law says and what it does not say, and what employers should be thinking about.

    • 22 min
    VI-113 - Panel Discussion on Significant Equal Pay Legislation

    VI-113 - Panel Discussion on Significant Equal Pay Legislation

    Equal pay issues are becoming more prominent across the country, and significant new legislation in Illinois is worth noting (whether or not the company does business there). Joining me to discuss the law and its implications on equal pay trends generally are the Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Labor, Jason Keller, and two Cozen colleagues, Jeremy Glenn and Sydney Holman.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MeOnInternet ,

From an employment attorney

Keeps me up to date and spot on information that can be used on a daily basis.

CS Charlotte ,

Excellent resource

I had the privilege of working with Mike for several years. He always provided excellent advice. I have been listening to the podcasts since the very beginning and it is always my go to resource for the most current and relevant information related to HR.

RolandTN ,

Great resource

This is one of the best employment law podcasts I have found. For HR pros, this is a great way to stay up to date on the latest hot topics.

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