The Employer

  • The National Labor Relations Board Vacates Joint Employer Decision

    The National Labor Relations Board’s Inspector General issued a ruling that new board member Bill Emmanuel improperly participated in the recent Hy-Brand joint employer decision.  Therefore, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously vacated its decision in Hy-Brand.  As such, the 2015 Browning-Ferris test for determining joint employment is once again the law of the land.

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  • Handling Employees With Potential Disabilities

    From time to time, employers call our office wondering what to do about an employee who previously was able to perform their job and now has a questionable ability to do so – but who has not requested an accommodation.  The protections of the ADA are typically triggered by the employee’s request for an accommodation.

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  • Possible Construction for Seminar-Alternative Routes Here


    If heading eastbound on I-475, there are no construction interferences. Please take exit #2 and head south (turn right) and stay in the right-hand lane. You will then take a right at the first street which will be Levis Commons.

    If heading north on I-75, take exit #187 and turn left onto Route 582 for 1.5 miles until you reach the first major intersection of Route 582 and Route 25 (N. Dixie Hwy). Take a right (North) on Route 25 and continue North for 4.

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  • Inclement Weather Policies

    The recent hurricane in Texas and the impending hurricane (hurricanes?) in Florida highlight the need to maintain a current, documented, and widely distributed policy covering a variety of inclement weather situations.
    Some questions your policy should address or consider:

    Does or should your policy tie to an external actor or event to mandate closure (e.g.

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  • Indefinite Delay of new EEO-1 Form

    Last year the EEOC unveiled its new EEO-1 forms, which in addition to requesting information regarding sex and race of employees, separated by job classification, would also require data on wage and hour information from employers with 100 or more employees.  However, just as the new form was to take effect, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it was indefinitely suspending the form’s effective date.

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  • Registration for Bugbee & Conkle’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Seminar is Open!Read more

Seminar Registration

Register for our free Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar on April 13, 2018. A confirmation will be sent separately.