Work has transformed—mobile accessibility, flexible work schedules and a global, round-the-clock mentality continue to shape how employers manage their workflow and workforce.
Developing workplace policies sets the tone for how your business operates and evolves. Well-crafted procedures promote priorities and encourage new behaviors.
If left untouched, though, poorly planned policies and procedures can lead to costly and damaging disputes. We’ve seen the benefits of proactive planning and training and help our clients hone best practices in the workplace.
How it works:
Taking the time to understand how your workplace functions, we draw from your culture to develop employment practices that strengthen your business goals. We’re there from start to finish, guiding you through the entire employee life cycle.
From creating employment handbooks, to offering advice and counsel, to providing training on emerging trends, we’re on call to provide accessible and real-world advice 24/7.
Society for Human Resource Management | August 22, 2018
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala is quoted in this story on how employers choose to handle poor performers—whether by demotion, firing, or discharging those passed over for promotions.
Spectrum News Rochester | July 20, 2018
Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kimberly Harding appears in this segment, discussing her outlook on how the opioid crisis is affecting the labor market in terms of lost productivity and costs to employers.
Society of Human Resource Management | July 12, 2018
Long Island Labor and Employment associate Elizabeth Schlissel is quoted in this article discussing how and why some employers designate employee leave under the terms of the Family Medical Leave Act, even when the employees don’t want to claim it.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 02, 2018
Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article on a California employment discrimination matter that offers important lessons for employers entering into settlement agreements.
Long Island Business News | June 29, 2018
Long Island labor and employment partner Tara Daub is quoted in this article about what companies can do to remove a toxic culture in the workplace.
Bloomberg Radio | June 19, 2018
Boston labor and employment partner Jeff Gilbreth spoke to the hosts of Bloomberg Radio on the challenges of drug testing in the workplace in Massachusetts.
Long Island Business News | June 11, 2018
Long Island labor and employment associate David Tauster is quoted in this article analyzing the impact of legislation signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring all employers to adopt sexual harassment prevention policies.
Law360 | May 11, 2018
Providence labor and employment partner Stacie Collier is quoted in this article about how employers can ensure their parental leave policies are fair, equitable and lawful.
Fox 5 San Diego | May 02, 2018
Los Angeles labor and employment associate Erin Holyoke is quoted in this article about a discrimination lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody and the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties on behalf of their client Christynne Wood, a transgender woman, against a Crunch Fitness gym in San Diego county.
Law360 | April 23, 2018
Long Island labor and employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Chris Moro co-wrote this article analyzing new laws recently passed in Washington state that will directly impact employer-employee relationships when they take effect in June.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 19, 2018
Chicago commercial litigation associate Laura Bacon wrote this article analyzing a recent claim of hostile work environment brought by an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
HR Executive | April 18, 2018
Los Angeles labor and employment associate Alicia Anderson is quoted in this article discussing the results of the latest Global Business Ethics Survey, which found record numbers of employees reporting misconduct within their organizations and a sharp rise in reports of retaliation against whistleblowers.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 28, 2018
Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed column on a National Labor Relations Board dispute between an area hotel and an employee/union organizer who was fired following a demonstration.
Newsday | February 17, 2018
Long Island labor and employment partner Chris Gegwich is quoted in this article discussing how employers should create policies on the proper use of instant messaging apps in the workplace.
Law360 | February 16, 2018
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article discussing why employers have an interest in regulating or managing workplace romances, and examining the pitfalls of so-called “love contracts” governing relationships between colleagues.
SHRM | January 31, 2018
In this article on company dating policies, Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding is quoted on ways companies can avoid possible #MeToo experiences when employees date one another.
Providence Business News | November 24, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner and office managing partner Andrew Prescott analyzes the workplace impact of the legalization of marijuana in all six New England states.
Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017
Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera and manager of diversity and inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu were quoted in this special report regarding why employers should provide preventative discrimination training in the workplace.
SHRM | June 12, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article about summer dress code policies.
Rochester Business Journal | June 09, 2017
Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this article on NLRA employee protections for vulgar tirade.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 01, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott provides commentary in this article about Rhode Island’s Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which bars employers from refusing to hire someone if he or she uses medical marijuana.
New Hampshire Business Review | May 31, 2017
Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share authored this column about ten issues businesses should consider regarding employee and company use of social media.
Law360 | May 17, 2017
Long Island labor and employment associate Alex Gallin is quoted in this article about four things employers need to consider before firing an employee over offensive speech.
Human Resources Executive | May 08, 2017
Boston labor and employment partner David Rosenthal is quoted in this article about considerations human resources executives should make regarding harassment hotlines for employees.
Credit Union Journal | February 14, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary in this article about relationships in the workplace and what HR departments need to keep in mind.
Bloomberg Daily Labor Report | December 28, 2016
Providence labor and employment partner Neal McNamara is noted as representing Southwest in this article about recent developments in a lawsuit filed by a Southwest employee claiming that she was subjected to retaliation and a hostile work environment after she complained about her husband’s affair with her supervisor.
Newsday | October 02, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this piece that discusses the need for all companies—no matter how small—to have polices in place to prevent sexual harassment.
Newsday | August 08, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this article that discusses the type of policies employers should use as guidelines for personal mobile phone use in the workplace.
Law360 | May 05, 2016
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala provides third-party commentary in this feature story that looks at lessons learned from the National Labor Relations Board’s heightened scrutiny of employee handbooks.
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