If your holiday wish is to catch up on what is new in employment law AND bring joy to the hearts of underprivileged children then check this out: Ogletree Deakins is hosting an employment law briefing/TOY DRIVE in San Antonio on December 11. Finally you can hear about what is changing in the world of employment law while making a kid’s holiday season a little brighter! Click here for more details.
Usually a BYOB policy means that hosts can save a little bit of moola and not have to worry about having enough drinks to go round (a thought to keep in mind for those of you planning your own holiday shindigs soon, eh eh?) but what are the issues with BYOD (bring your own devices) policies? Well security, wage hour infractions and privacy just to name a few!
As the holidays get closer and the (insane, over the top, ridiculous) shopping season begins, many employers are turning to seasonal employees to help out with the extra work. But with these extra helper elves – I think sometimes they are actually employed as elves – come a plethora of problems including minimum wage issues, at-will employment conflicts and record-keeping headaches. Our buds at Ogletree Deakins have a helpful breakdown of how to deal with these topics when hiring your very own Rudolph.
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Are you interested in the issues facing your state? Is your state Missouri? Did you answer yes to both of those questions? If so, you are the perfect candidate for Leadership Missouri, Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s program designed to identify and encourage local leaders. Sound like something you might be interested in? Click here.
HazCom sounds like an exciting new technology conference where Bill Gates would announce that he invented a new super race of robots, but in reality it is OSHA’s new hazard communication standard and starting December 1 employers have to comply with it. HazCom is meant to help employees understand chemical substance hazards by improving communication, and it means employers who have to comply with OSHA need to train employees a bit differently. Too bad it isn’t that sweet robot conference huh?
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Oregon – It’s a good time to get sick in Portland (not really, I’m sure you are all thankful for your health)
Remember all that “lookout cornering” we did about Portland sick leave? Well the final rules were published! And there were some changes! That means you really need to check out this update from authors of Model Policies and Forms for Oregon Employers, Barran Liebman. (Log in and click here to see the updated policy, if you are into that sort of thing!)
I know you guys are used to seeing legal advice from our besties at Ogletree Deakins, but this week they’ve got something different we’d like to share: an interview with one of the firm’s founders discussing best practices to improve employee relations. Click here for “Giving Thanks: In Employee Relations, Small Gestures Go a Long Way—An Interview With Law Firm Founder Jimmie Stewart.” (Hey, would ya look at that? It’s on theme!)