The Family and Medical Leave Act has been a part of the workplace for more than a decade, so it’s gotten easier for HR to administer, right? Not so. Confusing regulations, coupled with numerous recent changes at both the legislative and regulatory levels and conflicting court decisions, ensure that FMLA continues to be one of the biggest compliance headaches for employers. Continue reading
Attorneys from Young Conaway traveled to Dover today to present at the Annual Training Conference for the Delaware Public Employer Labor Relations Association (DELPELRA).
Tim Snyder presented on the impact of health care reform on public employers. He also gave an overview of what public employers are doing to address the challenges of funding their pension plans. Continue reading
I had the honor of serving as moderator for the CLE program at Delaware’s Annual Bench and Bar conference,the largest annual gathering of lawyers and judges. The program was titled, Privacy 3.0: Legal and Ethical Implications in the Courtroom, in the Workplace, and in Public. I was amazed at the quality of the presentations and speakers. Continue reading
The Annual Employment Law Seminar held yesterday at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, was a huge success. Thank you to all of the attendees for participating–your enthusiasm and engagement is the key to the program’s success.
An extra dose of thanks is due to all of the brave souls who participated in Employment Law Jeopardy, hosted by Bill Bowser.
Next year’s seminar will be held on May 9, so be sure to mark your calendars. In the meantime, we always welcome your comments and thoughts about ways we can improve the seminar.
Do you suspect an employee is spending more time Facebooking than working? How far can you go to monitor blogs, e-mails, and texts without invading an employees privacy? Even the best-intended employers are struggling to keep up with the legal developments in this area. Continue reading
The 2010 Annual Delaware Valley Human Resources Partnership Summit is coming to the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia on October 15, 2010. This one-day conference is a partnership between Greater Valley Forge HR Association and the Philadelphia SHRM Chapter, and features the following six learning tracks: Continue reading
The Employment Law Alliance is holding a webinar that will address the use of noncompete agreements in various jurisdictions, including Delaware. The panel of speakers includes attorneys from the U.S. and Canada, including our own Barry M. Willoughby. The webinar will be held on June 9, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
Same-sex harassment is on the rise. Labor and Employment law attorney Teresa A. Cheek will be speaking about same-sex harassment, and about discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity on May 21, 2010, on The Proactive Employer Podcast.
Listeners can hear the show live via internet streaming on Blog Talk Radio on Friday, May 21, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m., or listen to a recorded copy of the podcast later, either at The Proactive Employer website or podcast site, or via iTunes.
Retaliation claims brought by employees who have complained about discrimination or harassment in the workplace have increased dramatically over the past several years. They now account for more than one-third of all claims filed with the EEOC. At the same time, the Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that have expanded the types of retaliation claims an employee may bring. This presentation will inform you about retaliation claims and give you strategies to avoid liability. When it comes to dealing with employees, revenge is a dish best not served at all.
Attorney Michael P. Stafford will present this 90-minute seminar in our Wilmington office. The cost? Free. First come, first serve, though, so don’t delay. E-mail Felicia G. (be sure to include “Breakfast Seminar” in the subject line) or call 302.571.5718 to sign up today.
If you’re using Twitter to search for talented job candidates, you’re not alone. The popular microblog received more than 23 million unique visitors just this September and more and more employers are utilizing it in their talent-acquisition efforts. Continue reading