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New Federal Legislation Has Changed the COBRA Rules

By: | 03.25.21 | HR Alerts
Employer responsibilities under COBRA will drastically change on April 1, and the risks of noncompliance can be substantial. As compared to other recent developments, this has flown under the radar. Below is a summary of what you need to know – it will be importan...

Employment law 2018 and beyond: It’s hard to play the game when no one knows the rules

By: | 12.19.18 | HR Compliance
The following is a summary of Michael Trachtman’s 2018 HR & Employment Law Conference presentation. Mike will also be returning as the keynote speaker at MEA’s 2019 HR & Employment Law Conference on May 2. Every business needs to know, and truly appr...

Harassment claims: what do you do if you can’t tell what really happened?

By: | 02.15.18 | HR Compliance
Balancing the Rights of the Accuser vs. The Rights of the Accused Here is the “damned if you do and damned if you don’t nightmare” employers facing harassment claims must often confront… The accuser levels a serious harassment charge. The accus...

The Harvey Weinstein/Bill O’Reilly/Matt Lauer Effect

By: | 12.11.17 | HR Compliance
What to Expect from Women – And Men – And What To Do About It Thanks to the Harvey Weinsteins, the Bill O’Reillys, the Matt Lauers (the Charlie Roses, the Al Frankens…) of the world, we are in the midst of sexual harassment culture shift, and th...

Making employment law great again…?

By: | 11.02.17 | HR Compliance
Michael G. Trachtman Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C. MEA General Counsel mtrachtman@powelltrachtman.com We are well into the Trump administration, and despite the well-publicized paucity of Congressional legislation, there have been, and will be, sig...

LGBT rights in the workplace

By: | 08.21.17 | HR Compliance
Does Anyone Know the Rules … and What About Religion? On the question of LGBT rights (actually, LGBTQQIAAP rights … you can look it up), federal law, the EEOC, some courts, other courts, state laws, local laws, Trump, and the military cannot seem to get o...