Lori Adelson

Lori Adelson interviewed by Fox Business for video segment on illegal interview questions

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was interviewed on December 3 by Fox Business News for a video segment posted to its website titled “Common interview questions that are actually illegal”. Ms. Adelson advises that simple questions such as marital status and what country you are from are illegal to ask when […]

Employment rights of employees who have been arrested

Business Insider recently asked Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson for her thoughts on the rights of employees who have been arrested and how an employer has to balance the rights of the worker with the impact the arrest has on the office and other employees. Ms. Adelson was quoted in a February […]

Lori Adelson discusses illegal interview questions

Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was quoted in a March 21 article in The Business Insider. The article, “9 Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal,” discusses illegal questions asked during job interviews. Lori was cited as the sole expert and listed nine of the common illegal questions asked during an interview […]

Employers must comply with NLRB employee rights posting rule by April 30

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) employee rights notice-posting requirement was recently upheld as valid by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. As such, most private sector employers, regardless of whether they are unionized or not, will be required to display this poster no later than April 30, 2012. Excluded from coverage under the National Labor […]

DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to amend FMLA regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement recent statutory amendments to the Family Medical and Leave Act contained in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The proposed changes affect military servicemember leave and include new provisions for certain airline employees, who would otherwise be ineligible for leave. According […]

New EEOC Rule Requires Employers to Retain Workers Records to Prove Compliance with GINA

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has implemented a new record-keeping rule that requires employers to retain workplace records for potential Title II investigations to demonstrate their compliance with Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prevents the use of genetic information to discriminate against individuals whose genetic records may call […]

Lori Adelson offers thoughts on rising retaliation against employees who report bad behavior at work

Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was quoted in the January 26 issue of Forbes.com. The article titled “Workplace Snitching: If You See Something, Should You Say Something” discusses how one in five employees report they have been the victim of abusive retaliation for reporting bad behavior on the job. Ms. Adelson, who […]

Improper Use of Criminal Background Information in Making Hiring Decisions Can Land an Employer in Hot Water!

Employers must be mindful of how they use criminal background information in making hiring decisions to avoid liability for failing to hire an applicant. Employers may not simply reject an applicant solely because they have an arrest record and/or “criminal” history. Rather, the employer must consider the impact of a conviction on the particular job. […]