Welcome to the fourth quarter edition of SuperVision Today
, Spilman's labor and employment law e-newsletter. With the calendars getting ready to roll over to 2016, the New Year marks a perfect opportunity for a complete review of your employment practices and policies. This is especially true this year as the Department of Labor has promised substantial changes to the salary basis for exempt employees; changes that will almost certainly require a review of wage and hour policies. To assist on this front, we will be sharing information on our human resources audit toolkit with our friends and clients who attended a SuperVision symposium this year. These tools are customizable so you can select the parts you need or work with us for a complete review and tune-up. If you did not make it to one of our SuperVision seminars, but are still interested, please feel free to contact any of us here at Spilman for more information.
Our commitment to bringing you up-to-date information to assist in your HR functions will continue in early December as we present a webinar on background checks. The final details have not been developed yet. However, we anticipate that the presentation will be scheduled during the "lunch hour (noon EST)" and will cover everything you need to know for conducting legal background checks and how to use the information lawfully. Keep a lookout for registration information.
In this edition of SuperVision Today
, Larissa Dean explores some of the implications of the NLRB's recent changes to the definition of joint employer. Mike Jefferson offer a crash course reminder on veteran issues. Mitch Rhein examines recent developments in cooperating with unions in safety investigations, and Pete Rich informs our Pittsburgh clients on a new city ordinance that will mandate paid sick leave (and touch on the likelihood that it will be overturned in the courts).
We appreciate the time you have taken to review this edition of SuperVision Today
and invite you to share with us any comments or feedback. We look forward to speaking with you throughout 2016. Eric W. Iskra
, Chair, Labor & Employment GroupEric E. Kinder
, Executive Editor, SuperVision Today