“May you live in interesting times.” This well-known
saying is as fitting today as it was in 1966 when Robert F. Kennedy said
it. For employers, in particular, the constantly shifting landscape of
federal and state laws, regulations, cases and guidance, make staying
current and in compliance more challenging the ever. It used to be
satisfactory to review employee handbooks once every two or three years.
In today’s ever-changing environment, savvy organizations need to stay
abreast of new developments which may impact their employment policies
and practices on at least a monthly basis. To illustrate this point, you
will find a few of the key issues that have arisen in the past year.