Weekly catch-up

The November edition of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisHost Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what employers should and shouldn't do. If you haven't already done so, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

The new, improved I-9 form. Elizabeth Joiner of our Immigration group has what you need to know about the new, sort-of-smart electronic I-9 form. Employers will be required to use the new form effective January 22.

FLASH! Federal judge in Texas does not enjoin a DOL rule. The way things have gone lately, the denial of a preliminary injunction against a rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor may be more newsworthy than the granting of one. But Judge Sam Lindsay denied a request by a number of business groups to prevent the post-accident drug testing and retaliation provisions of the OSHA "Reasonable Reporting Procedures" rule from taking effect, which means the rule took effect yesterday. David Smith of our Workplace Safety group has the story.

Sincere thanks to my colleague and friend Heather Owen, proprietor of the FOCUS women's leadership blog, for her very kind words about this blog, me, and our inclusion on the ABA Blawg 100 for 2016. If you have not subscribed to FOCUS, you will want to do it right this minute.

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jelene Morris.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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