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  • February 15, 2017

What Should Employers Do When Their Employees Participate in a General Strike?

Proponents of social media have been calling for U.S. workers to walk off their jobs in a nationwide general strike on February 17 in light of recent political developments. Nationwide general strikes are common in Europe and in other countries around the world, but such an idea has never gained much traction in the United States. However, given the current political climate, employers should be prepared in the event workers decide to walk off the job. More >

  • February 9, 2017

Charities Participating in Policy and Protest: 2017 and Beyond

Recent demonstrations highlight a significant passion for expressing dissent and opposition to the Trump administration and its public policy positions. Given the dramatic increase in queries we have received from our clients around permitted political activities, a review of the relevant limitations imposed by federal regulations on charities (organizations described in Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)) seems timely. More >

  • February 8, 2017

Webinar: Website Accessibility Compliance

More and more business owners have found themselves on the receiving end of demand letters and lawsuits alleging that their websites are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA—which forbids businesses that offer goods and services to the public (retail stores, restaurants, etc.) from discriminating against patrons on the basis of disability—was originally enacted to apply to brick-and-mortar establishments; but as consumers turn to purchase online, the law is being interpreted to apply to websites. More >

  • February 2, 2017

Employers: Tread Carefully When Politics are Discussed in the Workplace

After a little more than a week into President Trump’s presidency, his promise to shake things up is creating spirited debate. In such a highly charged political environment, employers are asking what steps they can and should take to keep political disagreements from negatively impacting the workplace. More >

  • February 1, 2017

Legislators May Use New Legal Interpretation of Act to Repeal Elements of ACA

The Congressional Review Act enables Congress to overrule regulations from the executive branch with a simple majority. Though the CRA has only been applied to regulations finalized in the previous 60 legislative days, some advocates are exploring whether the power under the Act could extend much further under a new interpretation of the law. More >

  • January 26, 2017

New EEOC Chair Signals Change in Precedent and Priorities

On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Victoria A. Lipnic as Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which could result in a shift away from recent EEOC decisions and the agency's current enforcement priorities. More >

  • January 26, 2017

CPSC Announces Yet Another Lithium-Ion Battery Recall

The recall continues a trend of lithium-ion battery-related recalls. Most notably, it follows the 1.9 million Samsung Galaxy Note7 recalled in the fall of 2016, as well as the recall of over half a million hoverboards. In each instance, the products’ lithium-ion battery packs were said to pose a risk of overheating and catching fire. More >

  • January 25, 2017

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Jason Hungerford

Jason Hungerford brings over seven years of experience in litigation, including several years of employment litigation involving non-compete work, whistleblower cases, individual and collective FLSA matters, and discrimination claims. More >