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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

    Working Wise: Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

    Working Wise: Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

    The World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a global health emergency. Many employers in the United States are wondering what they can do to stop its spread into workplaces and protect their employees.  In this episode, we will answer key questions about how employers can meet their legal obligations and help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

    Presenter: Melanie Stratton Lopez

    • 6 min
    K&L Gates Working Wise: 2019 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Department of Labor Opinion Letter Updates

    K&L Gates Working Wise: 2019 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Department of Labor Opinion Letter Updates

    The U.S. Department of Labor released three opinion letters in 2019 regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In this episode, Leann Walsh, Melanie Stratton Lopez, and Avery Miller summarize the opinion letters and explain how the new guidance documents may assist employers when managing complex employee leave of absence issues.

    Presenters: Leann Walsh, Melanie Stratton Lopez, and Avery Miller

    Presentation materials available for download on KLGates.com.

    • 10 min
    K&L Gates Working Wise: New Oregon Legislation of Importance for Employers

    K&L Gates Working Wise: New Oregon Legislation of Importance for Employers

    The Oregon legislature was active in 2019, and several new laws were passed that impact employers, including a longer statute of limitations for employment claims, paid family leave, and additional requirements for non-competition agreements. In this episode, Kjersten Turpen discusses the new laws employers need to know.

    • 8 min
    K&L Gates Working Wise: Recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Calculating Overtime

    K&L Gates Working Wise: Recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Calculating Overtime

    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently held that the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime, which is permitted under the federal FLSA, is not permitted under Pennsylvania law. In this podcast, we will discuss the decision, its impact, and related legislative and regulatory developments to watch.

    • 9 min
    Working Wise: New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act

    Working Wise: New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act

    In this episode, Meghan Meade discusses employer obligations towards disabled employees in light of New Jersey's recent amendments to the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, finishing off with a brief update on what's new in New York City for marijuana-using employees.

    • 7 min
    Working Wise: Recent New York Harassment and Discrimination Legislation

    Working Wise: Recent New York Harassment and Discrimination Legislation

    In this episode, Laura Scully discusses key legislation that the New York State Governor signed on August 12, 2019, as part of his 2019 Women's Justice Agenda.

    • 5 min

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