End-of-Year Employment Law Considerations

/cdklawyers.com// 12/23/2011 Many companies are scrambling right now to get through the busiest part of the year and to resolve end-of-year financial issues. That said, this time is ideal for a company’s human resources team to review the company’s employment files, policies, and practices and to make changes for the upcoming year.   The human […]

Employers May Need to Update Employee Handbooks for Calendar Year 2011

/cdklawyers.com// 11/08/2010 As the final months of 2010 come around, many employers may be thinking ahead to 2011.  The coming new year provides a chance for an employer to reflect on which company policies are working (or not working) and to verify that its policies comply with all applicable laws.  Reviewing and updating an employee […]

United States Supreme Court Issues Employment Law Decision

/cdklawyers.com// 06/11/2010 Recently the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled on an employment matter.  Lewis v. City of Chicago, No. 08-974, __ U.S. __ (May 24, 2010), available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-974.pdf.  The Court held that a plaintiff who failed to file a timely charge of discrimination challenging the adoption of a discriminatory practice could still assert […]

Healthcare Reform Law Contains Provision Requiring Employers to Allow Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

/cdklawyers.com// 04/13/2010 President Barack Obama recently signed into law a sweeping healthcare reform act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This act contains a provision that has received little attention but that may impact employers in meaningful ways.  Section 4207, entitled “Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers,” amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of […]