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Employment Law Updates with Littler Mendelson Employment Law Firm

Felicia Harris, CEO of EverythingHR and EverythingHR Financial Services, interviews a team of lawyers from Littler Mendelson Law Firm regarding employment law updates. They discuss a range of updates and pitfalls including paid time off, minimum wage, immigration, legal marijuana use, firearms, and sexual harassment. 

  • Littler Mendelson Law Firm is the largest employer-side employment law firm in the world with 1400 attorneys; it is exclusively an employer management defense firm
  • Michigan recent law updates – new paid sick leave going into effect in March 2019
  • There was no mandatory paid sick leave in Michigan before this act was passed
  • To be in compliance with the new law, any company with 50 or more employees should consult with its legal team
  • Status on state Guidance – Guidance from the state would be helpful, but it may not happen
  •  Employers should consult with legal teams to know whether specific employees are covered by the new act
  • Michigan state Legislature passed a minimum wage increase law which will again increase at the end of March 2019
  • Current wages for salaried workers and how to calculate work time based on the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Immigration laws including and recent historical background, necessary forms, and other details
  • Littler Mendelson collaborates with someone’s existing legal counsel
  •  How the recent legalization of recreational marijuana is impacting labor laws nationwide
  •  Firearms in the workplace
  • The #MeToo movement and why employers need to take it seriously

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Felicia G. Harris
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This Podcast will provide you with the latest human resources trends whether you only do business in your home state or across the United States. You will be able to call in and talk with human resources professionals about the issues that keep you up at night, and more importantly, hear best practices from other business owners that have been in your shoes



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