It doesn’t take a scholar to tell you that we all spend too much time in meetings these days. But when researchers like Professor Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School show that half of all meetings are a total waste of time, we can at least hope that those single-minded meeting organizers will...
Labor & Industries claims continue to evolve across the States and a recent development in Michigan may signal an alarming trend in the downsizing of L & I Commissions that specialize in protecting injured worker rights in the face of business lobby interests. Governor Rick Snyder pressed a...
In August the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against KobeWieland Copper Products, LLC (EEOC v. KobeWieland Copper Products, LLC, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-636).  The suit charges that the company refused to hire Jos...
In accordance with a group of cases that have allowed workers to recover medical benefits after being exposed to blood or other bodily fluids—even when no actual proof of harm has been established—a Kentucky court recently agreed to award $700 in medical benefits to a health care worker who was ...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. A federal district court recently ruled in favor of an employee suing several human resources executives after he was allegedly fired for requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  ...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Companies that cut costs by misclassifying regular employees as “independent contractors” will face tighter regulations and stricter penalties in 2010. The Obama administration has already begun to cra...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Washington Labor and Industries is in the process of overhauling its website, www.lni.wa.gov. The revisions to the Washington L&I website are the result of user feedback collected over a significant perio...