March 2018

Addressing Anti-Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

Partners Christina L. Lewis and Lisa A. Zaccardelli discuss the best methods of preventing workplace harassment cases and some of the ways in which the intersection of workplace culture and popular opinion shape employer handling of these matters.

January 2018

Republican-Controlled NLRB Reverses Obama-Era Rulings

In several recent 3-2 decisions, the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed several Obama-era decisions and policies, permitting franchisors, other corporations such as McDonald’s, and staffing agencies to breathe a collecti…

December 2017

Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Prompt, Thorough and Coordinated Response and Prevention Strategies Are Critical

In today’s environment, following the almost daily allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct in media, government, academia, and the private sector, it is clear that no industry, and no company or organization, is immune from these incidents.  Th…

September 2017

Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Time Law

*On September 28, 2017, Governor Raimondo signed into law a bill requiring many Rhode Island employers to soon provide paid sick and safe leave.  With its passage, Rhode Island joins the growing trend of states—including neighboring Connecticut and Mass…

August 2017

The Department of Labor Seeks Information on White Collar Exemptions

7/26/17 - In the latest saga regarding the controversial overtime rule promulgated under the Obama administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a request for information (RFI) relating to white collar exemptions.White collar exemptions provide e…

June 2017

With Summer Comes the Cost of Unpaid Internships