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May 2022
10
May 10, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – NLRB and Union Activity Is on the Rise

In today’s issue of Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty, Steve Palazzolo addresses the National Labor Relations Board’s increase in activity in 2022, and what this means for empl...

Apr 2022
26
April 26, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Hiring Interns: To Pay or Not To Pay?

In today’s issue of Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty, Steve Palazzolo discusses the topic of hiring interns and whether or not interns must be paid. Although having all four seasons...

Apr 2022
25
April 25, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – A “Dope” Shanty Episode

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty is a vlog series brought to you by Warner labor and employment attorney Steve Palazzolo. He started this series as a way to help employers navigate the mu...

Apr 2022
12
April 12, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – How Flexible Work Arrangements Can Protect Employers From the Great Resignation

On May 4, 2022, Warner is hosting its annual HR Seminar in person! Steve Palazzolo will be participating in a panel discussion about the “Great Resignation” plaguing employers across th...

Mar 2022
29
March 29, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty - Just Don't Ask

In today’s Law Shanty video, Steve Palazzolo discusses what employers can and cannot ask during an employment candidate interview. Although any listed experience or interest on a resume may s...

Mar 2022
15
March 15, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty - They Did What? (How Not to Handle a Sexual Harassment Complaint)

Steve Palazzolo is back with a new episode of the Law Shanty to address handling a sexual harassment complaint in your organization. He was inspired to create this week’s episode after seeing...

Feb 2022
22
February 22, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Give Me My Stuff Back!

On this cold and gloomy February day, Steve Palazzolo speaks to us from the Law Shanty on what employers can and cannot do when former employees refuse to give equipment, tools or other company ass...

Feb 2022
08
February 08, 2022

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Don’t Let the Great Resignation Cause a Big Mistake

After a brief pause, Steve Palazzolo is back with a new episode of the Law Shanty to address the “Great Resignation” plaguing employers across the nation. Employers are lamenting that t...

Dec 2021
29
December 29, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Updates on the OSHA ETS Litigation and CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

In today’s Law Shanty video, Steve Palazzolo updates us on the CMS mandate, OSHA ETS mandate and changes to the CDC isolation and quarantine guidelines. When the Sixth Circuit Court lifted th...

Dec 2021
20
December 20, 2021

Sixth Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA’s ETS Mandating Vaccine or Testing for Large Employers; OSHA Sets New Enforcement Deadlines

On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing for wor...

Dec 2021
20
December 20, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – What the Sixth Circuit’s OSHA ETS Decision Means for Employers

In today’s Law Shanty, a special guest takes a deeper dive into the Sixth Circuit’s decision to dissolve the stay issued by the Fifth Circuit and what this means for employers. In a two...

Dec 2021
01
December 01, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – CMS Vaccine Mandate Lawsuits Create Further Uncertainty for Employers

In today’s Law Shanty video, Steve Palazzolo updates us on litigation regarding the vaccine mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) brought by 14 states. These sta...

Nov 2021
17
November 17, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – OSHA ETS Remains in Limbo: What Does This Mean for Employers and Employees?

In this festive Thanksgiving-themed Law Shanty video, Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo dives into the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA ETS. He helps clarify why the Fifth Circuit stepped in ev...

Nov 2021
04
November 04, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Today Is the Day that OSHA Published Its Emergency Temporary Standard

Today, Warner has been busy keeping you informed about OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – with two eAlerts already sent out by our Labor and Employment Practice Group, and anot...

Oct 2021
26
October 26, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – EEOC Guidance Updates and Additions for Vaccine Mandates

After patiently waiting for OSHA to issue the updated Emergency Temporary Standard, with no such luck, Steve Palazzolo shifts focus to the EEOC Guidance which updated Section K: Vaccinations &ndash...

Oct 2021
05
October 05, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Helping Your Employees Through Mental Health Challenges

In today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Steve Palazzolo talks about mental health in the workplace. Celebrities and Olympians are going public with their anxiety ...

Sep 2021
21
September 21, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – At Will vs. Just Cause: How to Protect Yourself from Wrongful Discharge Lawsuits

In today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty” Steve Palazzolo addresses being an “at will” employer vs. a “just cause” employer. This prompts the...

Sep 2021
07
September 07, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – There’s a New Sheriff in Town: NLRB New General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo

In today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty” Steve Palazzolo updates us on the National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, and her rec...

Aug 2021
24
August 24, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Taking Another Shot at Vaccine Mandates

In today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty” Steve Palazzolo discusses the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & J...

Aug 2021
10
August 10, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty - COVID-19 Pulled Me Back In: Where Are We With Masks?

In today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Steve discusses a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic and where we are with face masks. The CDC recently issued “rec...

Jul 2021
27
July 27, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Non-Compete vs. Non-Solicitation Agreements: “The Devil’s In the Details”

Today’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty” video features attorneys Steve Palazzolo and Ed Bardelli. They discuss the differences between non-compete and non-solicitatio...

Jul 2021
13
July 13, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Employers Beware: Labor Shortages and Antitrust Laws

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorneys Steve Palazzolo and Brian Masternak discuss the current labor shortage and what employers can and cannot ...

Jun 2021
22
June 22, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty - That's All Folks! MIOSHA Rescinds Previous Emergency Rules

Today, MIOSHA issued its new emergency rules that rescind the emergency rules issued on May 24, 2021. The new emergency rules really only include two rules: 1) For non-health care employers there a...

Jun 2021
08
June 08, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – COVID-19 Employment Rights Act

Michigan is starting to resemble a pre-COVID‑19 time, with fully vaccinated people going mask-less and restrictions being lessened. The governor’s statement about lifting all restrictions on ...

May 2021
25
May 25, 2021

Updated MIOSHA Rules Eliminate Masks for Fully-Vaccinated Employees

On May 24, 2021, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued updated Emergency Rules (“Rules”), which take effect immediately. A copy of the Rules are ava...

May 2021
25
May 25, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – MIOSHA Issues New Emergency Rules

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo discusses MIOSHA’s new Emergency Rules that supersede the previous rules from Octobe...

May 2021
11
May 11, 2021

Michigan Hits First Vaccination Milestone in Governor’s MI Vacc to Normal Challenge

Yesterday, Michigan hit the first of the four steps in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s "MI Vacc to Normal Challenge." Step 1 of that challenge takes effect 14 days after 55% of the popu...

May 2021
11
May 11, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – MI Hits Its First Milestone

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo addresses Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “MI Vacc to Normal Challenge.” Mic...

Apr 2021
30
April 30, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Michigan Vacc to Normal Plan and When Employees Can Return to Work

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo addresses Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s return to office workgroup’s recently is...

Apr 2021
27
April 27, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Remote Work Considerations for After the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo addresses considerations for remote work once we reach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. M...

Apr 2021
13
April 13, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – The COVID-19 Vaccine’s Impact on Employee Quarantine Periods and Guidance From the CDC and MIOSHA

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorneys Steve Palazzolo and DeAndre’ Harris discuss the COVID-19 vaccination’s impact on quarantine p...

Apr 2021
08
April 08, 2021

MDHHS Reinstates 14-day Quarantine Period for Close Contact with COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, effective April 5, 2021, which reinstated the standard 14-day quarantine pe...

Mar 2021
30
March 30, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – The American Rescue Plan Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave

In this issue of “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorneys Steve Palazzolo and Allyson Terpsma discuss paid leave under the American Rescue Plan Act – Preside...

Mar 2021
17
March 17, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Return to Work Update and the MIOSHA Emergency Rule

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo discusses the state of Michigan’s live Q&A session that took place yesterday...

Mar 2021
05
March 05, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Special Edition Video on the New Gatherings and Face Mask Order

In this special edition of the “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo speaks on the new Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Departmen...

Mar 2021
02
March 02, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – What’s New? Some Recent Developments in Employment Law

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo speaks on a few new developments affecting employers: the Equality Act, an anti-discri...

Feb 2021
16
February 16, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Are Employer Incentivized Vaccination Programs Subject to the ADA and HIPAA?

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo speaks to Warner associates Brianna Richardson and Anne Steen on the topic of employer...

Feb 2021
02
February 02, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Is Harassment Still Happening to Employees While Working Remotely?

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo focuses on harassment in the workplace. Much of our workforce is working remotely due ...

Jan 2021
19
January 19, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – What Employers Can and Cannot Do in Response to Employees’ Social Media Actions

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo takes a break from COVID-19 news. Instead, he shifts his focus to addressing what...

Jan 2021
05
January 05, 2021

Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty – Bringing in the New Year with Updated Guidance for Employers

In this week’s “Warner Employment News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo wraps up 2020 and brings in 2021 with updates from the Wage and Hour Division, the Con...

Dec 2020
21
December 21, 2020

Warner News From the Law Shanty – EEOC Issues Guidance on Vaccinations for Employees

In this week’s “Warner News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo returns from his luxurious holiday vacation in exotic Hudsonville, Michigan, to discuss the EEOC&...

Dec 2020
15
December 15, 2020

Warner News From the Law Shanty – Holiday Update on Pressing Employment Issues

In this week’s “Warner News From the Law Shanty,” Warner partner Jonathan Kok guest hosts with a special jolly old someone and addresses several pressing employment questions. Thi...

Dec 2020
08
December 08, 2020

Warner News From the Law Shanty – Guidance for Employers When Employees Call In Sick

In this week’s “Warner News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo discusses the issue of employees calling in sick, and what employers can and cannot ask or do whe...

Dec 2020
01
December 01, 2020

Warner News From the Law Shanty – Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccines: Can I Require My Employees to be Vaccinated?

In this issue of “Warner News From the Law Shanty,” Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo addresses a question on the minds of employers everywhere: “Can I require all of my employees t...

Nov 2020
24
November 24, 2020

Warner News From the Law Shanty – Managing Your Risk of COVID-19 Employment Litigation: Webinar Questions Answered

Warner attorneys Steve Palazzolo and Amanda Fielder answer questions from last Friday’s webinar titled “Managing Your Risk of COVID-19 Employment Litigation.” Employers are seeing...

Nov 2020
17
November 17, 2020

New Warner Podcast – Warner News From the Law Shanty

Warner attorney Steve Palazzolo has created a podcast titled “Warner News from the Law Shanty” for employers to gain a better understanding of the legal landscape. In this podcast, Stev...

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