Human Resources

Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions

In-house counsel can take lessons from two recent NLRB decisions Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article entitled “Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions.” The article discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) two recent decisions regarding employers’ social media policies. […]

Jason Tremblay speaks on legal issues in HR management

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay was a guest lecturer on September 26 for a Robert Morris University graduate school business class, titled “Legal Issues in Human Resource Management.” Mr. Tremblay discussed the issue of how to reasonably accommodate disabled employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the issue of accommodating […]

Harley Storrings quoted in Society for Human Resource Management newsletter on FLSA lawsuits

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was quoted in the July issue of The Society for Human Resource Management newsletter. The article, titled “FLSA: The Dinosaur in the Room,” discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the increase in lawsuits as the law has increasingly fallen out of step with the modern […]

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 […]

Conducting Employee Exit Interviews

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article titled “How to get the most out of your final discussion with a departing employee,” which appeared in the March 5 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, Mr. Tremblay explains that exit interviews are generally the last opportunity the employer has to speak […]

2012 Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers now available

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s recently published the 2012 edition of the handbook, Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers. It provides practical and cost-effective advice on avoiding employment and labor-related liability and complying with […]

Chuck Pautsch and Jesse Dill address social media law on BizTimes.com

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Partner Chuck Pautsch and Associate Jesse Dill authored the article “Court cases are shaping social media law,” which appeared in the January 24 issue of BizTimes.com, which covers Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin business news. The article describes how companies can protect their social media accounts and online assets when employees leave […]

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 […]

Jason Tremblay authors Inside Counsel article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs”

Arnstein & Lehr Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article, “5 ways to protect your company when a key employee departs,” which appeared in the January 23 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, he stresses the importance for all companies to know what steps to take when an employee decides to leave, especially in […]

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. […]