The Proskauer Brief: Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law
Episode 43: Developments & trends across the country in non-compete law

Episode 43: Developments & trends across the country in non-compete law

November 18, 2021

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief we are joined by partner Guy Brenner, who heads up Proskauer’s D.C. Employment Law practice and co-chairs our Non‑Compete and Trade Secrets Practice group and Daryl Leon, an associate in Proskauer’s New York office and senior member of the Firm’s Non‑Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Group. Employers should listen in as we discuss key developments and trends we've been seeing across the country in non-compete law.   

Episode 42: A COVID-19 Employment Law Update

Episode 42: A COVID-19 Employment Law Update

November 3, 2021

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Evandro Gigante and Steve Hurd discuss key developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including employer vaccination policies, the forthcoming OSHA emergency temporary standard and the New York State HERO Act. So be sure to tune in as we explore the latest trends we are seeing in terms of employer-imposed vaccine mandates.

Episode 41: D.C. Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020

Episode 41: D.C. Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020

October 19, 2021

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief we are joined by partner Guy Brenner, who heads up Proskauer’s D.C. Employment Law practice and co-chairs our Non‑Compete and Trade Secrets Practice group and Daryl Leon, an associate in Proskauer’s New York office and senior member of the Firm’s Non‑Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Group.  Tune in as we discuss “The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020,” a law that is set to take effect in our nation’s capital in 2022. The law essentially bans all employers from entering into any agreements that bar their employees who work in D.C. from working for other employers or operating their own businesses.  

Episode 40: What can employers expect from the Biden Administration?

Episode 40: What can employers expect from the Biden Administration?

February 10, 2021

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson, Evandro Gigante, and Allan Bloom discuss key potential employment law changes under the Biden Administration.  Tune in as we explore an evolving legal landscape – from new health and safety requirements to wage and hour regulations and expanded anti-discrimination laws. 

Episode 39: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Episode 39: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

December 22, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Evandro Gigante discuss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent guidance for employers regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. On December 16th, 2020, the EEOC issued updated guidance for employers in light of the FDA's recent authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Widespread vaccinations have been largely perceived as critical in returning all employees to the workplace in a safe manner and allowing employers to resume normal business operations. Tune in as we discuss what many employers should consider regarding requiring employees to be vaccinated before returning to the office.

Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

October 15, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Guy Brenner discuss the Trump administration’s recent Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which restricts the concepts that government contractors can include in their employee diversity and awareness training programs.  It also imposes certain penalties and sanctions, including debarment for failure to comply. Tune in as we discuss key considerations for government contractors in the wake of the order.

Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

October 8, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partner Harris Mufson and associate Phil Lebel discuss recent legal developments in California, specifically a new supplemental paid sick leave law and coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure notification requirements. Tune in as we discuss steps employers can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements.

Episode 36: DOL‘s Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

Episode 36: DOL‘s Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

October 5, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Allan Bloom discuss the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed new rule on independent contractor classification.  In recent years, the misclassification of workers as independent contractors has been the subject of a number of private lawsuits and investigations by government agencies.  This is true for traditional industries and also companies within the gig economy, which rely heavily on independent contractors.  So be sure to tune in as we address how this proposed rule may impact employers’ classification of workers.

Episode 35: Recent Developments Associated With The Coronavirus Pandemic

Episode 35: Recent Developments Associated With The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson, Seth SafraMike Lebowich and Guy Brenner discuss recent developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tune in as we address the latest legislative developments and issues employers should be thinking about when confronting the ramifications of this virus in the workplace.

Episode 34: How Employers Can Deal With The Coronavirus

Episode 34: How Employers Can Deal With The Coronavirus

February 4, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Guy Brenner discuss the coronavirus and what employers should be thinking about regarding that virus in the workplace. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stated that most American workers are not at significant risk of infection at this time, it’s never too early for employers to consider how they can address employees’ concerns and help prevent an outbreak and address one if it occurs.  Tune in as we discuss practical tips and advice for employers who are thinking about being proactive in terms of confronting the potential issues associated with the coronavirus.