On April 25, 2019, Young Conaway’s Labor and Employment attorneys hosted the 2019 Annual Employment Law Seminar at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The event drew over 200 attendees to learn about the latest federal and state employment and labor laws. The seminar was comprised of both panel discussions and presentations about topics such as the ADA and FMLA, the new U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour overtime rules, and the new EEO-1 filing requirement.
It will come as no surprise to most of our readers that, in the 12 to 14 months following the advent of the #MeToo movement, we have seen a marked uptick in the request for advice and assistance in the conduct of sexual harassment investigations. Below are some thoughts to keep in mind when approaching this issue, and when to bring in the professionals. Continue reading
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) resumed their practice of issuing opinion letters in 2017. Since then, they have issued several, including one last spring that pertained to paid travel time when attending a conference or other work-related matter (FLSA2018-18). Continue reading
If you attended our Annual Employment Law Seminar on April 12, then you already know that the ways in which employers deal with sexual harassment is changing. Even if you didn’t attend, you probably have a sense that the cultural attitude towards sexual harassment is changing. This is primarily due to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp that are striving to bring attention and accountability to issues of sexual harassment. Continue reading
Last week, Young Conaway attorneys Bill Bowser, Scott Holt, and Lauren Russell attended the annual conference of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN) in New Orleans. The ECN is a group of highly regarded law firms with top notch labor and employment lawyers from every state in the U.S. Young Conaway has been a proud member of the ECN for about 20 years. Continue reading
Registration is now open for Young Conaway’s 2018 Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar. The event will take place on April 12 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. This year our speakers will be discussing the #MeToo Movement, marijuana and opioids in the workplace, and other important topics related to Employment Law.
Click here to find out more about this day-long program and how to register.
We hope to see you there!
Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country by the ABA Journal Magazine. Because this is my fifth year as an honoree, I’ve been inducted into the magazine’s Hall of Fame, where I join my friend Dan Schwartz, whose Connecticut Employment Law Blog was inducted in 2013. In my world, this is the most prestigious award a legal blogger can receive and it is such an honor to have been selected again. It is, as the saying goes, truly an embarrassment of riches. Continue reading
Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country for the fifth consecutive year. In my world, this is the most prestigious award a legal blogger can receive and it is such an honor to have been selected again. It is, as the saying goes, truly an embarrassment of riches. Continue reading
Technology effects every workplace. Readers of this blog know this well enough, as many of my posts address the wide variety of problems faced by employers that arise from employee use of technology, particularly social media. Lawyers, too, face these problems. The legal profession is, by no means, immune from the woes of social-media or the difficulties of trying to keep up with changing technology. Technology’s impact on the legal profession is a topic near and dear to my heart. Continue reading