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Wednesday
July 03, 2024
FTC Left Out in the Cold as Judge Puts Noncompete Rule on Hold
Tuesday
July 02, 2024
Employees Get a Break! OSHA Announces Proposed Rule for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention
Monday
July 01, 2024
DOL’s Overtime Rule Takes Effect with One Exception
Thursday
June 20, 2024
Beat the Heat: OSHA Updates Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
Wednesday
June 26, 2024
Supporting our Military – It’s Not Just for GovCon
Thursday
June 27, 2024
What You Pay & How You Pay – Comply with the FLSA
Friday
June 14, 2024
Rare GINA Case Costs Employer $515K
Friday
June 21, 2024
HR’s 3 R’s – Race, Religion & Retaliation
Friday
June 28, 2024
What Does SCOTUS’ “Chevron” Ruling Mean for Employers?
Saturday
June 01, 2024
Got Government Contracts? File Your Certification by July 1st!
Tuesday
May 21, 2024
Does Your Professional Conduct, Respectful Communications, or Civility Policy Violate the NLRA?
Friday
May 31, 2024
Disability Disclosure is NOT Required of Applicants
Friday
May 24, 2024
When Worlds Collide: Accommodating Religion, Gender Identity and Other Competing Interests
Thursday
May 16, 2024
U.S. Department of Justice Seeks to Reschedule Cannabis
Friday
May 17, 2024
EEOC Publishes Its 2023 Charges Statistics
Tuesday
May 07, 2024
FTC Publishes Final Rule Banning Nearly All Non-Competes
Monday
April 29, 2024
OFCCP Issues Guidance on AI & EEO
Wednesday
April 17, 2024
SCOTUS Defines the Level of Harm Needed to Establish Title VII Claim
Tuesday
April 16, 2024
EEOC Publishes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regs
Tuesday
April 23, 2024
U.S. DOL Publishes Final Overtime Rule
Tuesday
April 23, 2024
FTC Effectively Bans Existing and New Non-Compete Agreements
Monday
April 29, 2024
DOL WHD Issues Field Assistance Bulletin on AI, FLSA, FMLA & more
Monday
April 29, 2024
EEOC Publishes “Workplace Guidance on Harassment Prevention”
Wednesday
February 28, 2024
FMLA Requires Adjusted Work Expectations, Not Just Schedules
Thursday
March 28, 2024
Coming to a Town Near You? Right to Disconnect Legislation
Wednesday
March 13, 2024
FLSA Fun Fact – How Many Hours in a Workweek?
Monday
April 01, 2024
EEO-1 Portal to Open April 30th
Tuesday
March 12, 2024
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Backfire Again
Friday
February 09, 2024
Walters Quoted in World at Work Article re: DOL New Independent Contractor Rule
Friday
March 08, 2024
Judge Blocks NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule
Wednesday
February 21, 2024
Employer Faces Double Whammy: Joint Employer Status Enables NLRA Violation
Thursday
January 04, 2024
NLRB Faces Legal Challenges to its Constitutional Authority
Thursday
February 01, 2024
What Goes Up…Time for OSHA Posting
Thursday
February 08, 2024
SCOTUS Rules on SOX Whistleblower Burden of Proof
Thursday
February 01, 2024
NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule Faces Legal Challenge
Wednesday
January 24, 2024
Antitrust is a Bust – Employer to Pay $7.4M in DOJ’s No Poach Approach
Friday
January 19, 2024
Court Doubles Down on Damages Orders $1.6M for FLSA violations
Friday
January 12, 2024
When HR Gets Thrown (or Throws Itself) Under the Bus
Monday
January 08, 2024
Walters Quoted in Article, “7 Tips for Effective Employee Disciplinary Meetings”
Wednesday
January 10, 2024
US DOL Publishes Final Independent Contractor Classification Rule
Thursday
December 14, 2023
Consultant Makes it Rain $90K Against Client-Employer for Age Discrimination
Tuesday
December 05, 2023
No Take Backs Court Rules After FLSA Violation
Thursday
December 21, 2023
Lawsuit Takes Aim – Is HR to Blame for $54M Settlement?
Tuesday
December 05, 2023
Walters Quoted in SHRM article on Employee Engagement
Thursday
November 16, 2023
SCOTUS Declines to Hear ADA Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Case
Tuesday
November 14, 2023
A Rose is Not a Rose – Worker Misclassification
Monday
December 04, 2023
POWADA – It Amends More than Just Age Discrimination
Thursday
November 09, 2023
How Diversity & Good Intentions Can Go Awry
Monday
November 20, 2023
The ADA and Doggone Accommodations
Thursday
November 16, 2023
NLRB Delays Effective Date for Joint Employer Rule
Thursday
November 30, 2023
EEO-1 Component 1 Filing Deadline is December 5th
Friday
June 16, 2023
FLSA Compliance: The Prequel
Thursday
October 26, 2023
FLSA Compliance: Classification is Just Step 1
Wednesday
October 25, 2023
EAP: Employee Assistance Program or Employer-Applied Pressure?
Friday
October 27, 2023
Are You My Employer? NLRB Increases Odds (Again) the Answer is YES!
Tuesday
October 31, 2023
Trick or Treat: 10/31 is Last Day to Use “Old” Form I-9
Monday
October 02, 2023
EEOC Publishes Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment
Monday
October 23, 2023
It Doesn’t Tickle When HR Blows the Whistle
Monday
October 02, 2023
FMLA Snarky Remarks Create Sparks
Wednesday
September 27, 2023
Consequences Are Dire When You Conspire
Wednesday
September 13, 2023
Get Ready, Get Set…Get Ready…EEO-1 Report Update
Wednesday
September 20, 2023
AI Replaces HR, HR Sues, & it Makes the News!
Tuesday
September 26, 2023
EEOC & DOL Publish Disability Resource Guide
Wednesday
September 13, 2023
Are You My Employer? 5th Circuit says, “Yes”
Thursday
September 21, 2023
US DOL & FTC Sign MOU to Enforce Antitrust Laws
Friday
August 11, 2023
Rounding Pay Practices – What’s Your Impact?
Friday
August 25, 2023
NLRB Strikes Again! An Employee’s Griping May be Legally Protected
Wednesday
August 30, 2023
Deja Vu All Over Again – DOL Publishes Proposed Overtime Rule
Monday
August 07, 2023
EEOC Publishes Proposed PWFA Rule and Seeks Your Comments
Wednesday
July 26, 2023
EEOC Issues Guidance on “Visual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act”
Tuesday
January 24, 2023
EEOC Publishes Guidance on Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace & the ADA
Wednesday
August 02, 2023
NLRB Issues New Rule on Employers’ “Chilling” Workplace Policies
Saturday
July 01, 2023
U.S. DOL Issues Updated FMLA Forms
Monday
July 17, 2023
Beware Third-Party Harassers
Friday
July 21, 2023
DHS Announces New Form I-9 Form and Remote Inspection Rules
Monday
June 26, 2023
Diversity or Age Discrimination? Lilly Pays $2.4M to Settle the Question
Thursday
May 25, 2023
White House’s Strategy to Combat Anti-Semitism Includes “Call on Employers”
Tuesday
July 25, 2023
Got Gov’t Contracts? Be Sure to Use New Self-ID Form!
Thursday
June 29, 2023
EEOC Postpones Submission of EEO-1 Data
Monday
July 17, 2023
OSHA Announces Additional Reporting Requirements for Certain Employers
Tuesday
June 13, 2023
Are You My Employer? NLRB Redefines Test (Again) for Classifying Independent Contractors
Monday
June 12, 2023
White Female Awarded $25.6M in “Reverse” Discrimination Case
Thursday
June 29, 2023
What Impact Will SCOTUS’ Affirmative Action Decision in Academic Programs Have on Employers?
Thursday
June 29, 2023
SCOTUS Rules on Title VII’s Reasonable Accommodation for Religion
Tuesday
June 13, 2023
U.S. DOL Announces New Overtime Rule is on the Horizon
Tuesday
June 13, 2023
DHS Announces Final Form I-9 Flex Rule to be Published August 2023
Friday
June 02, 2023
Walters Quoted in SHRM Magazine Article, “Job Offer Letters: What to Include and Exclude”
Wednesday
May 17, 2023
US DOL Publishes PUMP Act Field Assistance Bulletin
Tuesday
April 25, 2023
OFCCP Issues New Self-Identification of Disability Form
Wednesday
May 17, 2023
EEOC Publishes AI Guidance for Employers
Tuesday
May 30, 2023
Happy Holiday! But What About FMLA?
Wednesday
May 10, 2023
What’s Old is New Again: Form I-9 Flex Rule Expiring
Thursday
May 11, 2023
Unlawful Harassment: It’s Not Just a Women’s Issue
Friday
April 14, 2023
Federal Agencies Partner to Issue Workplace Retaliation Guidance
Wednesday
April 26, 2023
Federal Agencies Prepare for Expiration of COVID-19 PHE Status
Tuesday
March 21, 2023
Derogatory Comments + Lack of Documentation = Appearance of Discrimination
Tuesday
April 11, 2023
A Reminder for HR and Management: Follow Your Policies!
Tuesday
April 25, 2023
Four Federal Agencies Issue Cautionary Warning on Use of AI
Thursday
April 27, 2023
Fudging the Numbers? Know YOUR HR Metrics
Thursday
March 30, 2023
Asking, “When Will You Retire?” Can Backfire
Thursday
March 30, 2023
Beware the Risks of Rude Remarks
Wednesday
March 22, 2023
NLRB GC Clarifies Ruling on Non-Disparagement & Confidentiality Clauses
Friday
March 17, 2023
CFPB Publishes New FCRA Notice of Rights, Effective April 19th
Tuesday
March 14, 2023
Equal Pay Day – Analyzing the Why Behind the What
Tuesday
March 07, 2023
See this? Look out for that! CFPB Joins Watch Over Employers’ Use of AI (and more)
Tuesday
February 14, 2023
Happy Valentine’s Day – Now, Where’s My Pay?!
Tuesday
February 28, 2023
HR Gives the Whistle A Toot Then Gets the Boot
Tuesday
February 21, 2023
Daily Pay Might Not be the Way…to FLSA Compliance
Thursday
February 09, 2023
Workplace Privacy: Whose Business is it Anyway?
Tuesday
January 10, 2023
EEOC Issues One Report, Another Pending
Thursday
February 09, 2023
Unlimited FMLA Leave? Yep, it’s a thing.
Tuesday
February 21, 2023
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…
Wednesday
February 22, 2023
SCOTUS Rules Executive Making Over $200K is Owed Overtime
Thursday
February 02, 2023
OSHA’s 300A Electronic Submissions due March 2nd
Tuesday
February 14, 2023
FTC Commissioner Not Quiet Quitting – Announces “Noisy Exit”
Thursday
February 09, 2023
DOL Issues Guidance on Teleworkers, FLSA, & FMLA Compliance
Tuesday
January 31, 2023
Artificial Intelligence – Not So Smart?
Friday
January 13, 2023
Some Pray for Changes to Religious Accommodation Rule
Thursday
January 26, 2023
It’s That Time of Year – OSHA Posting PLUS…
Thursday
January 05, 2023
FTC Proposes to Effectively Ban Non-Competes: New and Existing
Tuesday
December 27, 2022
Why Do You Care About My Hair?
Wednesday
December 14, 2022
Workplace Violence Prevention
Wednesday
November 16, 2022
Flawed Policy Defeats FMLA Defense
Thursday
December 29, 2022
President Pens Pregnancy Protections
Wednesday
December 14, 2022
IRS and DOL Focus (Again) on Worker Misclassification
Friday
December 09, 2022
Another Form I-9 Update – Expired Permanent Resident Cards Extended
Wednesday
December 07, 2022
Speak Out Act Update – It’s the Law!
Wednesday
November 23, 2022
Another Bonus Bites Back
Wednesday
November 09, 2022
The ADA, Reasonable Accommodation, and How is an Employer to Know?
Thursday
December 08, 2022
FMLA – Forms Make Leave Accessible
Monday
November 14, 2022
Speak Out Act Poised for Enactment
Thursday
November 17, 2022
When Bonuses Bite Back
Monday
November 21, 2022
Walters Quoted in SHRM Article, “Is Going Back to School Worth It?”
Tuesday
November 08, 2022
Tell Me Twice, Shame on Me – US DOL’s Willful Violation Penalties
Monday
October 31, 2022
DOJ Gives Employers a Form I-9 Reminder
Monday
October 31, 2022
NLRB Seeks to Restrict Employers’ Electronic Surveillance (and more)
Thursday
October 20, 2022
EEOC Publishes New EEO Poster
Thursday
October 27, 2022
DOJ Announces Employers’ Anti-Poaching Conspiracy
Monday
October 31, 2022
Form I-9 Expirations, Extensions, and Updates
Tuesday
November 01, 2022
Make Note About Who Can Vote…With Time Off From Work
Tuesday
October 25, 2022
White House Issues Guidance for Employers re: COVID-19
Wednesday
September 28, 2022
What’s HR To Do? An Ethical Dilemma
Monday
August 15, 2022
When Return-to-Work Policies Return to Haunt!
Tuesday
August 16, 2022
DEI Initiatives Gone Awry
Wednesday
September 14, 2022
The FLSA, Joint Employers & Unlawful Retaliation
Thursday
September 29, 2022
Faulty No-Fault Attendance Policy
Friday
July 15, 2022
Walters’ Article, “Job Posting 101” Published in Carroll Biz Quarterly Magazine
Tuesday
September 06, 2022
Are You My Employer? NLRB Proposes New Answer…Again
Thursday
September 01, 2022
NLRA’s Protected Activity Goes Well Beyond Union Organizing
Tuesday
August 23, 2022
How Reasonable is a Reasonable Accommodation under Title VII?
Monday
July 18, 2022
Employers Get Active to Protect Captive Audience Speech
Thursday
August 11, 2022
Walters Quoted in SHRM’s Moonlighting Article
Thursday
August 18, 2022
Private Entity Seeks Public Disclosure of Private Contractors’ EEO-1 Data for a 3rd Time!
Thursday
August 18, 2022
US CIS and DHS Propose Possible Form I-9 Changes
Tuesday
July 26, 2022
NLRB & DOJ Join Fight Against Antitrust & “Unfair Employer Practices”
Tuesday
July 12, 2022
EEOC Issues 19 Updates to COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
Monday
June 27, 2022
COVID-19 Vax Mandate Making News (Again)
Thursday
July 07, 2022
EEOC Reminds Employers About GINA & COVID-19 Inquiries
Tuesday
May 31, 2022
What’s Your (E)Sign?
Thursday
July 07, 2022
OSHA Brings on the Heat Regardless of Industry
Thursday
June 30, 2022
When Industry Experts (Allegedly) Get it Wrong
Thursday
June 30, 2022
FLSA’s Recording Time Worked – DOL Has an App for That!
Tuesday
July 05, 2022
Do You Have Proximity Bias?
Thursday
June 16, 2022
Union Election Petitions Increase 57%…and That’s Not All!
Tuesday
June 21, 2022
What’s on the Regulatory Horizon? Spring Agenda is out!
Thursday
June 02, 2022
Biden White House Will Be First to Pay Interns
Tuesday
June 21, 2022
Federal Agencies Partner to Target Employers’ Anti-Trust Violations
Tuesday
June 07, 2022
Hiring Manager Gets a Shout Out in Age Discrimination Suit
Thursday
June 30, 2022
SCOTUS and DOL Look at Independent Contractor Status
Sunday
May 01, 2022
Walters’ Article “Employee Handbooks Do’s and Don’ts” published in Carroll Biz Quarterly
Tuesday
April 12, 2022
Age Discrimination, Retaliation & What Were You Thinking?
Monday
April 25, 2022
Lucky 13! US CIS Extends Form I-9 Flex Rule Again!
Thursday
April 21, 2022
Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
Sunday
May 01, 2022
Double Vision: EEO-1 Deadline(s) on the Horizon(s)
Friday
April 15, 2022
Take Some Coaching About No Poaching
Tuesday
April 05, 2022
The ADA, Addiction, Treatment and Recovery
Thursday
March 31, 2022
EEOC Publishes ‘FY 2021 Charge Stats & Announces Non-Binary Self-ID
Monday
March 14, 2022
EEOC Updates COVID-19 and Caregiver Guidance
Wednesday
March 30, 2022
OSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Rules
Tuesday
April 05, 2022
OSHA, Travel Time & Recordable Injuries
Thursday
March 10, 2022
DOL WHD Announces New Workplace Retaliation Resources
Saturday
January 15, 2022
Walters’ Article, “Hiring in the Great Resignation” is Published in Carroll Biz Q’ly
Tuesday
March 01, 2022
EEOC Issues Updated WYSK Guidance on COVID-19 & Religious Accommodation
Thursday
February 10, 2022
Walters Testifies on Maryland’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program
Tuesday
March 01, 2022
Time to Post and/or Submit Your OSHA 300-A Summary
Tuesday
January 25, 2022
What ELSE Happens When We Assume: ADA’s Perception Provision
Tuesday
March 01, 2022
Don’t Ask, Must Tell: Trending Wage & Hour Rules
Tuesday
February 15, 2022
Don’t Draw a Bright Line in the Sand: An FMLA / ADA Reminder
Tuesday
December 28, 2021
When the Cat’s (Paw is) Out of the Bag: An FMLA Reminder
Friday
January 14, 2022
FLSA Faux Pas: Intentional Misclassification Costs One Employer $7M+
Monday
January 31, 2022
Don’t Forget February Posting! OSHA’s 300-A Summary
Thursday
January 20, 2022
When Good Intentions Go Awry
Tuesday
January 11, 2022
Don’t Get Goosed When You Pay the Gander
Tuesday
January 25, 2022
OSHA Withdraws ETS Final (COVID-19 Vaccination) Rule
Tuesday
January 25, 2022
Know Before You Say, “No” – A COVID-19 Testing Tip
Thursday
January 13, 2022
SCOTUS Rules on OSHA & CMS Vax Rules; EO 14042 Part I: Still on Hold
Tuesday
December 28, 2021
CMS Extends and Relaxes Vax Mandate Deadlines
Wednesday
December 22, 2021
SCOTUS to Hear OSHA and CMS Vax Mandate Challenges
Tuesday
December 14, 2021
EEOC Publishes Broader Guidance on ADA & COVID-19
Wednesday
December 15, 2021
Form I-9 Flex Rule Extended Again!
Friday
December 17, 2021
OSHA Vaccine Mandate Back On Nationwide!
Wednesday
December 15, 2021
CMS Vaccine Mandate Back On In 25 States
Wednesday
November 17, 2021
Cat’s Paw Strikes Again!
Thursday
December 09, 2021
Will Spring Bring Salary Spike?
Monday
September 20, 2021
FMLA Interference & Retaliation: Timing, Intent & Snarky Comments
Tuesday
December 07, 2021
Strike 3 for COVID Vax Mandate: Will it be 4?
Friday
October 01, 2021
Walters’ Article “Managing Senior Employees” Published in Carroll Biz Magazine
Monday
November 29, 2021
COVID Vax Rules – Hurry Up & Wait!
Tuesday
October 26, 2021
US CIS Ponders Permanent Extension of Form I-9 Flex Rule
Tuesday
November 02, 2021
Misclassification Strikes Again!
Monday
November 29, 2021
Remember – Discrimination is Color Blind
Wednesday
November 17, 2021
EEOC Updates Guidance on Workplace Retaliation & Interference
Thursday
October 28, 2021
EEOC Updates COVID-19 Vax Guidance
Friday
October 01, 2021
Management Misclassification Costs $8M!
Monday
October 04, 2021
COVID-19 Vax Incentives & Reasonable Accommodation
Thursday
September 30, 2021
Don’t Dock If You Don’t Clock
Tuesday
October 05, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Creates Wage & Hour Woes
Tuesday
June 22, 2021
Rejecting or Selecting ADA Accommodations
Wednesday
August 25, 2021
Don’t Fast Forward To Reverse Discrimination
Thursday
September 09, 2021
FLSA Text Benders – How Much Does It Take To Be Exempt?
Monday
September 20, 2021
Sex Discrimination: The Debate Continues
Thursday
September 09, 2021
President Biden’s Path Raises Wrath
Tuesday
August 31, 2021
Form I-9 Flex No More?…Voila! Extension #11
Monday
August 16, 2021
COVID-19 Carrots Increase Costs (and Liability)
Monday
August 30, 2021
A Mandate By Any Other Name…
Wednesday
August 18, 2021
Pete & Repeat (NOT!): EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended
Tuesday
August 10, 2021
Courts Weigh In: USERRA & Paid Military Leave
Tuesday
July 27, 2021
CDC Updates “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People”
Friday
August 13, 2021
OSHA Updates COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
Tuesday
June 01, 2021
Walters’ “Looks Policy and Appearance Codes” Article published in Carroll Business Quarterly Magazine
Friday
July 30, 2021
What Was, Is Again – Joint Employer Rule Changes (Again!)
Monday
July 26, 2021
HHS & DOJ Address “Long COVID” and the ADA
Tuesday
April 06, 2021
FMLA Clash of the Titans
Monday
May 10, 2021
ADA’s Association Discrimination: A COVID-19 Reminder
Friday
July 09, 2021
President Urges Review of Antitrust Guidance for HR Pros
Friday
May 28, 2021
Liar, Liar, You’re Still Fired!
Monday
May 24, 2021
For How Long is Protected Activity Protected?
Monday
May 24, 2021
When HR is Married to the Boss
Friday
June 11, 2021
Walters Shares Workplace Violence Prevention Tip with SHRM Legal Editor
Thursday
June 10, 2021
OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Employers
Tuesday
March 30, 2021
Incivility and Bullying Strike Again!
Friday
May 07, 2021
Look at Past Practice Over Policy
Friday
April 30, 2021
ADA Reasonable Accommodation, Reassignment & “Last Among Equals Status”
Thursday
April 29, 2021
No-Poach Agreements Take Another Punch
Thursday
April 29, 2021
Job Description Saves the Day (Again)!
Friday
May 07, 2021
What’s Your Vax Stat? The New Protected Class
Friday
May 28, 2021
EEOC Updates COVID-19 Vax Guidance, More to Come
Tuesday
April 20, 2021
Playing Favorites at Work Doesn’t Work
Wednesday
April 28, 2021
EEOC to Publish Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives
Monday
April 26, 2021
DOL Updates COVID-19 FLSA FAQ’s
Tuesday
April 13, 2021
Building Your Business Case: Employment Agreements Under Scrutiny
Tuesday
April 20, 2021
What’s in a Name? How about $358,000?!
Wednesday
March 31, 2021
Religion’s Reasonable Accommodation – What is (not) De Mimimis
Tuesday
March 30, 2021
Thinking Isn’t Knowing: FMLA Use & Abuse
Wednesday
February 03, 2021
Paid Military Leave & Expressio Unius
Wednesday
March 24, 2021
Pregnancy, Equity & Sex Discrimination
Thursday
March 11, 2021
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – More Options for Employers
Monday
March 22, 2021
Positive for Pot – No Defense Under the ADA
Thursday
March 04, 2021
Off Duty Conduct and “Reverse” Discrimination
Friday
March 12, 2021
Precedent, Past Practice, and Exceptions to Your Rules
Tuesday
March 09, 2021
Courts Consider Who’s an ADA-Qualified Individual
Friday
February 19, 2021
Walter Quoted in MD Daily Record Article, “Beware Remote Hiring Pitfalls”
Wednesday
February 03, 2021
May, Must or in the Middle?
Friday
February 19, 2021
Don’t Blow It! New Whistleblower Protections
Friday
February 26, 2021
1 + 1 = 11th Consecutive Year Retaliation Tops the List
Wednesday
February 03, 2021
Unintended Consequences of Employee Handbooks
Monday
February 08, 2021
What’s in Your Regular Rate of Pay?
Monday
February 15, 2021
Is Employment At-Will At-Risk?
Friday
January 15, 2021
When is Enough (not) Enough?
Friday
February 05, 2021
DOL May Put Independent Contractor Rule on Hold
Friday
January 29, 2021
CDC’s New Toolkit for Employers
Friday
January 29, 2021
OSHA Publishes New Guidance on COVID-19 & Protecting Workers
Thursday
January 28, 2021
When Policy & Practice Prevail
Thursday
January 28, 2021
Form I-9 Flexibility Rule Extended Another 60 Days
Monday
February 01, 2021
OSHA – Making Your List and Checking it Twice (or 3 Times)
Thursday
January 07, 2021
When HR Colludes it Makes the News!
Wednesday
January 20, 2021
One and Done: President Biden Revokes EO 13950
Thursday
December 31, 2020
Telework & Travel Time: Paid or Unpaid?
Wednesday
January 06, 2021
DOL Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Classification
Wednesday
December 16, 2020
EEOC Speaks – Did You Listen? COVID-19 Vaccinations
Sunday
December 27, 2020
FFCRA Leave Shifts from Mandatory to Voluntary
Wednesday
December 23, 2020
Form I-9 Flexibility Rule Extended a 7th Time!
Monday
November 30, 2020
Computer Fraud and Abuse – Is it About Access or Use?
Friday
November 13, 2020
When Odd and Uncomfortable are Unlawful
Monday
November 02, 2020
Need FMLA Leave? Ask at Your Peril!
Thursday
October 01, 2020
Congress Addresses Website Accessibility
Tuesday
November 24, 2020
FMLA, EFMLEA & Holiday Pay
Wednesday
November 18, 2020
Extension #5! US DHS Extends Form I-9 Flexibility Rule Thru 12/31/20
Monday
September 14, 2020
You Know What Happens When We Assume!
Wednesday
October 28, 2020
ADA Reasonable Accommodation – Courts Confused?
Tuesday
October 20, 2020
Beware the Last Straw!
Tuesday
November 03, 2020
To Pay or Not to Pay: DOL Addresses Training and Travel Time
Tuesday
October 20, 2020
When Does Intrusion Become Invasion of Privacy? Substance Testing Tip
Thursday
October 22, 2020
Job Descriptions Save the Day! Substance Use, Testing & the ADA
Tuesday
October 06, 2020
One Wee Error Leads to Double Trouble
Wednesday
October 28, 2020
Form I-9 Questions Asked and Answered
Monday
September 14, 2020
ICE Issues 3rd Extension to Form I-9 Remote Rule
Wednesday
October 28, 2020
CDC Updates Its Return to Work Webpage
Wednesday
October 28, 2020
Carroll Magazine Features Walters’ Article, “Layoffs v. Furloughs”
Friday
September 11, 2020
Walters Quoted in Article, “How to Prevent Remote-Work Abuse”
Monday
September 21, 2020
DOL Fills in FLSA Regulatory Gap
Tuesday
September 08, 2020
EEOC Adds 20 New FAQ’s to COVID-19 webpage
Tuesday
September 08, 2020
Strike 2: Judge Rules DOL’s Joint Employer Rule Invalid
Friday
September 18, 2020
CDC Reinforces Need for Testing & Self-Isolation
Wednesday
September 16, 2020
Regulatory Whiplash! DOL Reissues FFCRA Regulations
Friday
September 25, 2020
What’s in a Name? DOL Proposes Independent Contractor Rule
Tuesday
September 01, 2020
CDC Issues Workplace Violence Prevention Tips
Tuesday
July 21, 2020
Discrimination Lawsuits May be Getting Easier…to File (and Win)
Monday
August 24, 2020
DOL Issues Guidance for Tracking WFH Hours
Tuesday
August 18, 2020
ICE Extends Remote I-9 Rule Yet Again
Thursday
August 27, 2020
DOL Provides Clarification on FFCRA and “Closed” Schools
Wednesday
August 05, 2020
EEOC Issues Guidance for Employees on Use of Opioids
Thursday
August 13, 2020
Good Documentation Defeats 5 Claims in 1!
Monday
August 03, 2020
Ipse Dixit & More Leave FFCRA Regulations in Question
Wednesday
July 22, 2020
When Perception Becomes Reality
Tuesday
July 21, 2020
No Poster? Pay Up!
Wednesday
July 29, 2020
Even Unions Get it Wrong
Tuesday
June 30, 2020
Regulatory Reform Rains and Reigns – What’s on the Horizon
Wednesday
June 24, 2020
Don’t Delay; Act Right Away! Harassment Intervention
Wednesday
July 08, 2020
No Kids – No Kidding!
Monday
June 29, 2020
When the Client’s Not Nice, Don’t Pay the Price!
Tuesday
July 21, 2020
NLRB Balances Workplace Civility & Section 7 Rights
Tuesday
July 07, 2020
Walters Quoted in SHRM Article “Responding to Employees’ Spouses Coronavirus Concerns”
Friday
May 29, 2020
What You See May Be What You Get
Friday
April 03, 2020
To Be or Not to Be…Exempt
Wednesday
March 11, 2020
Old Dog, Old Tricks
Friday
June 05, 2020
Let the Claims Begin!
Tuesday
April 07, 2020
FMLA Faux Pas
Tuesday
May 19, 2020
OSHA Updates COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guidance
Friday
May 22, 2020
Return to Work Quandary
Thursday
May 07, 2020
On Top of Everything Else: Maryland Employers Face New Employment Laws
Tuesday
May 05, 2020
EEOC Provides More COVID-19 Guidance
Monday
April 27, 2020
SCOTUS Speaks…But Does Not Answer
Friday
May 01, 2020
Form I-9 Deadline: Must Use New Form Eff. May 1st
Thursday
April 30, 2020
When is Enough not Enough?
Tuesday
April 28, 2020
Three Shades of Gray
Wednesday
April 22, 2020
The Equal Pay Act: Separating Sex From Salary History
Wednesday
April 29, 2020
The Interplay of FMLA & COVID-19
Thursday
April 16, 2020
White House Advises Employers On COVID-19 Reopening Procedures
Thursday
April 30, 2020
What Goes Up May Now Come Down – OSHA 300A
Thursday
April 09, 2020
Pregnancy, COVID-19 and Risk Mitigation
Wednesday
April 22, 2020
Walters Quoted in COVID-19 Return to Work Article
Sunday
March 15, 2020
When Does Pregnancy Get Preferential Treatment?
Wednesday
April 01, 2020
COVID-19 Update: The FFCRA Regulations Are Out!
Wednesday
April 01, 2020
Tepid Remarks Crank up the Heat
Thursday
March 26, 2020
FLSA Foible: One Word Makes All the Difference
Thursday
March 26, 2020
DOL Provides Fuzzy FLSA Answer
Friday
January 31, 2020
New Form I-9: Do You Know?
Friday
January 24, 2020
New Record Set in EEOC’s FY 2019 Stats!
Wednesday
January 15, 2020
A New Path to Employer Liability?
Tuesday
February 11, 2020
Pregnancy: The New Preferred Protected Class?
Monday
February 03, 2020
When Irregular Becomes Regular (or the other way ’round?)
Monday
October 14, 2019
Reaction to Inaction
Saturday
February 01, 2020
It’s That Time of Year! OSHA Summary Posting
Thursday
January 30, 2020
Where Trouble Brews
Wednesday
January 08, 2020
Smoking Green Eggs and Ham?
Monday
January 13, 2020
Are You My Employer? US DOL Issues New FLSA Joint Employer Rule
Tuesday
December 17, 2019
NLRB Speaks: What Rights Do Employees Have to Use Corporate Email?
Tuesday
December 17, 2019
Workplace Investigations: Are They Confidential?
Thursday
December 12, 2019
Paid Family Leave: The Latest Camel’s Nose?
Tuesday
November 12, 2019
FMLA Case: Now, THAT’s Called a Clue!
Thursday
September 12, 2019
The ADA: Past, Present, Perceived and…Potential Disabilities?
Tuesday
October 08, 2019
It’s Not About What SHOULD Be
Tuesday
October 29, 2019
Predicting Future Disability Not Unlawful Under ADA
Monday
November 18, 2019
It’s Not My House! 3rd Party Liability
Monday
September 23, 2019
When Rainmakers Make You Cry
Friday
March 22, 2019
The ADA’s Perception Protection: What You See is What You Get
Wednesday
November 06, 2019
Doggone it: When to Say “Neigh” to Service Animals at Work
Thursday
October 31, 2019
Halloween Trix: Don’t Wage Fix!
Wednesday
October 30, 2019
Pick Your Poison: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Tuesday
September 24, 2019
The 4th Prong of ADA Protection: Association Discrimination
Monday
June 03, 2019
In the case of: Policy v. Practice – The Employer Loses
Thursday
October 10, 2019
Disregarding Disability Costs $5.2 Million
Friday
October 25, 2019
Before Bullies Break Your Budget – Exercise Bystander Intervention
Thursday
October 17, 2019
I-9 Update: Consistency is a Key
Tuesday
October 15, 2019
HR Oops! Pregnancy Accommodations Denied
Tuesday
September 24, 2019
Finally! The Final Overtime Rule is Here!!
Saturday
June 01, 2019
Ageism at Work Doesn’t Work!
Saturday
August 31, 2019
Form I-9 Expires: Now What?
Tuesday
August 20, 2019
Exclusion through Inclusion? When Inclusion Backfires.
Monday
August 05, 2019
FMLA Forms: Time for an Update!
Tuesday
September 10, 2019
To Compete or Not to Compete: ADA & Reasonable Accommodation
Thursday
August 01, 2019
Here’s Your Sign
Tuesday
April 23, 2019
Legislators Use Carrots Not Sticks
Monday
July 01, 2019
What Goes ‘Round Comes ‘Round
Thursday
July 18, 2019
Won’t You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You (and the Company)
Friday
June 07, 2019
Beware Free Labor AKA Volunteers
Tuesday
June 11, 2019
New Overtime Rule Faces Landmark Legislative Challenge
Wednesday
June 12, 2019
New Protection for Obesity and the Vertically Challenged?
Tuesday
June 11, 2019
What’s Equal Pay?
Friday
May 10, 2019
When You’re Not Just Wrong, You’re Willfully Wrong!
Thursday
May 30, 2019
Another Win for Dads!
Wednesday
May 29, 2019
Mandatory Paid Vacation: Coming to a Town Near You?
Friday
May 24, 2019
To Call or Not to Call: Court Clarifies FMLA Rights
Monday
April 01, 2019
You Might Be a Joint Employer – No Joke
Tuesday
April 23, 2019
Looking for Work? Older Workers Need Not Apply?
Thursday
April 25, 2019
So What? Must Disability be THE Factor or A Factor to Establish Discrimination?
Thursday
April 11, 2019
Court Finds Employer May Have Perceived Employee to Be Disabled
Wednesday
April 10, 2019
EEOC Publishes FY 2018 Charge Statistics
Wednesday
February 20, 2019
Walters quoted in SHRM article “One & Done: When to Skip Progressive Discipline.”
Thursday
June 14, 2018
Walters Receives Highest Speaker’s Rating
Monday
April 16, 2018
Walters Receives Top Speakers’ Ratings
Tuesday
January 23, 2018
Walters Quoted in Article re: HR’s Role as “Chief of Fun”
Friday
January 05, 2018
Walters’ book is Great 8 Best Seller 7th Year in a Row!
Tuesday
August 01, 2017
Walters’ Article on Staffing Issues (More Than You Bargained For?) published by APTA-PPS.
Friday
June 16, 2017
Walters’ Article, “Advocacy as a Core Competency” published by SHRM
Wednesday
May 31, 2017
Just Announced! 2nd Edition, Walters’ Book Scheduled for Launch at SHRM Annual Conference
Wednesday
April 05, 2017
Walters Featured Speaker on SHRM Webcast: NLRB, Trump Administration & What Lies Ahead
Sunday
June 04, 2017
Walters Quoted in Baltimore Sun Article, “Growing Drug Use and Changing Drug Laws Pose Challenges for Employers”
Friday
April 28, 2017
Walters Quoted In “May Day Protestors” Article
Monday
May 01, 2017
Walters Co-Authors Article on Pay Equity, Secrecy & Transparency published
Tuesday
April 04, 2017
Walters’ Article on Employment Law & Legislative Trends published by APTA-PPS
Friday
February 10, 2017
Walters Testifies Before MD Senate Finance Cmte on Paid Sick Leave Mandate
Thursday
February 09, 2017
Walters Testifies Before MD House Committee on Paid Sick Leave Mandate
Thursday
February 16, 2017
Walters Testifies 2nd Time on FLSA Reform
Wednesday
January 18, 2017
Walters Quoted in HR Magazine Agency Proposes Dialogue on Harassment & Civility Training
Thursday
December 01, 2016
Walters Re-Elected Gov’t Affairs Director MD SHRM State Council, Inc.
Tuesday
December 20, 2016
Walters 1 of 3 Featured Panelists on SHRM Podcast re: FLSA Reform
Tuesday
October 25, 2016
Walters Interviewed in MD Daily Record re: “New overtime laws bring changes to white collar businesses”
Monday
August 01, 2016
Walters Attends Mtg w/Sen Cardin RE: Small Business Issues & FLSA Reform
Tuesday
August 02, 2016
Walters’ Article on Regulatory Impact Published in APTA PPS Magazine
Monday
July 25, 2016
Walters Interviewed in SHRM Article on Confidentiality & Arbitration Agreements
Monday
July 25, 2016
Walters’ Blog – HR Networking: Pay it Forward
Friday
July 22, 2016
Walters Co-Authors Article on the ABC’s of the NLRA
Thursday
July 14, 2016
Walters Interviewed re: Fox News’ Harassment Investigation
Thursday
July 07, 2016
Walters’ Book is a Great 8 Best Seller at SHRM’s Annual Conference!
Thursday
June 23, 2016
Walters Testifies Before US House Small Biz Cmte on FLSA Rule and Its Impact
Tuesday
June 21, 2016
Walters Presents on New FLSA Regs to Overflow Crowd
Friday
May 13, 2016
Walters Quoted in SHRM Article – FLSA Changes
Monday
April 04, 2016
Walters’ Article on Surviving Regulation: When Public Policy Impacts Your Practice published in PPS-APTA’s Impact Magazien
Sunday
April 03, 2016
Mike McMullin, President of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce interviews Ms. Walters
Monday
March 14, 2016
Walters Gives 3 Presentations at SHRM’s Annual Empl Law & Leg Conference
Wednesday
March 16, 2016
Walters Quoted on Workplace Flexibility
Thursday
March 03, 2016
Walters Testifies before MD Senate & House Committees on Mandatory Paid Sick Leave bills
Tuesday
March 01, 2016
Walters Quoted in article on Freelance Economy
Wednesday
January 20, 2016
Walters Quoted in US News & World Report – Are You Prepared for Workplace Emergency?
Friday
January 08, 2016
Walters Interviewed in Legal Management Mag – Taking Out the Toxic…

Walters Interviewed in Legal Management Mag – Taking Out the Toxic…
Wednesday
January 13, 2016
Walters’ Book – From Hello to Goodbye… – Named a SHRM Great 8 Best Seller 5th Year in a Row!!
Monday
January 11, 2016
Walters’ Blog for We Know Next: Pick Your Passion or Poison – HR Advocacy
Tuesday
March 17, 2015
Blog Post – Advocacy as a Core Competency
Wednesday
August 26, 2015
Blog Post – HR Professionals: The Sandwich Profession?
Tuesday
November 03, 2015
Blog Post – FMLA: Half Full or Half Empty?
Monday
December 07, 2015
Walters’ Blog Post Published – Ignorance is Bliss?
Monday
December 07, 2015
Walters Quoted by Philadelphia Inquirer on Workplace Conduct
Thursday
October 01, 2015
Walters Appointed to Governor’s “One Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission”
Friday
October 09, 2015
100% Rate Walters “Excellent” – “Very Good” Conference Presenter!
Wednesday
August 05, 2015
Walters Article on Worker Classification Published in APTA-PPS Mag
Thursday
August 27, 2015
Walters Quoted in CNN Money Workplace Violence Article
Saturday
August 01, 2015
Walters’ Article on Worker Classification Published in APTA PPS Magazine
Thursday
July 09, 2015
Walters’ 2nd Year as Featured Speaker in 10-Part HR Webcast Series
Wednesday
August 05, 2015
Walters Guest Speaker – BLR Overtime Regs Webcast
Monday
March 23, 2015
Walters Gives 2 Presentations at SHRM’s Annual Empl Law & Leg Conference
Wednesday
April 01, 2015
Union Issues for Non-Union Workplaces – Article published
Friday
February 13, 2015
Walters Testifies on HB 385 – Paid Leave Mandate
Tuesday
February 03, 2015
Walters’ Testifies on MD SB 40 – A (Paid) Leave Mandate
Monday
January 26, 2015
Walters’ Co-Authors Article on MD Paid Leave Mandate Bill
Thursday
January 15, 2015
Walters’ Book is SHRM-published GREAT 8 Best-Seller 4th Year in a Row!
Monday
January 05, 2015
FiveL Company Now SHRM Preferred Provider
Wednesday
December 03, 2014
Walters Serves as SHRM Certification Exam Prep Reviewer
Friday
November 21, 2014
Walters Becomes 1 of First 500 to Receive new SHRM Designation
Tuesday
October 28, 2014
Ebola Risk Mgmt – Walters’ Blog Talk Radio Interview
Wednesday
October 01, 2014
Walters’ Radio Interview: Pregnancy Discrimination
Tuesday
September 30, 2014
Walters Interviewed in SHRM Article on Er’s and Domestic Violence
Tuesday
September 23, 2014
Walters’ Blog for We Know Next: Personal Lives in the Not-so-Private Eye
Wednesday
September 17, 2014
Walters Quoted in SHRM Article – Dress Codes
Thursday
September 11, 2014
Walters Quoted in Washington Post article – College Degree Req’d?
Sunday
August 14, 2016
Walters Guest Speaker – Job Descriptions Webcast
Wednesday
August 27, 2014
More than 700 People Can’t Be Wrong!
Tuesday
August 26, 2014
Employee Handbooks – Walters Guest Speaker
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
Post Pregnancy Discrimination Blog Post
Wednesday
July 16, 2014
Walters’ Blog on Smoke Free Workers?
Thursday
July 10, 2014
Walters’ Book 2nd Best Seller!!
Tuesday
June 24, 2014
Walters presents x2 at SHRM conference on FMLA (SHRM member ID req’d for article access)
Monday
June 16, 2014
Latest Blog Post: FMLA FAQ’s published by SHRM/We Know Next
Monday
June 16, 2014
Walters Again Beats Average Speaker Ratings
Wednesday
April 30, 2014
Walters Quoted in Workplace Vaping Article (p. 2)
Wednesday
April 09, 2014
Walters’ Blog for We Know Next: Regulatory Pain
Thursday
March 13, 2014
Walters Interviewed: Top Interview Dos and Don’ts
Tuesday
April 01, 2014
Walters Invited to Become We Know Next Blogger
Wednesday
March 26, 2014
Walters Featured on Medical Marijuana and the Workplace Twitter Chat
Sunday
December 15, 2013
Walters Interviewed in Business Insurance Article on Telecommuting Risk Reduction
Wednesday
September 25, 2013
Walters’ Book Pre-Approved by HRCI for 2.5 credits
Monday
June 24, 2013
SCOTUS Limits Employers’ Liability for Supervisor’s Bad Acts
Monday
June 24, 2013
SCOTUS Rules Title VII Retaliation Bad Motive Must be THE Factor
Thursday
July 11, 2013
Senators Examine Employers’ Use of Debit Pay Cards
Friday
June 14, 2013
US Treasury Reports on Worker Misclassification
Tuesday
August 20, 2013
US BLS publishes paid leave report
Thursday
August 29, 2013
DOL to Host ACA Webcast
Thursday
August 22, 2013
Walters Interviewed in SHRM Article on Social Media
Wednesday
August 07, 2013
Results Are In! Walters Again Rated Top Speaker!

Results Are In! Walters’ again rated better-than-average presenter
Monday
June 17, 2013
Walters Presents at SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo – Chicago, IL
Tuesday
June 18, 2013
Walters Interviewed – Ee Access to HR File

Walters Again Rated Better-Than-Average Speaker
Saturday
June 01, 2013
Walters Rated Better-Than-Average Speaker at Nat’l Conference
Friday
May 24, 2013
May 31st SEMINAR UPDATE! SEATING NOW AVAILABLE!!

Walters Presents at SHRM’s Talent Mgmt Conference
Wednesday
May 01, 2013
Walters Interviewed for FMLA 20th Anniversary article Thompson’s FML Handbook
Tuesday
May 07, 2013
Walters Cited In BWCC Blog on Form I-9, Effective Today!