JANETTE LEVEY FRISCH
Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law. Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, B-Tank, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenging wage and hour questions for employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—and corresponding state wage and hour laws are not on hold during the pandemic. In addition to FLSA obligations, decisions regarding wage and hour could trigger nondiscrimination laws, health and safety laws, leave and accommodation laws, and state-specific laws. It also cla..
COVID has introduced a “New Normal” into all our lives, and into the business world as a workplace. Employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace and to prevent – or at least minimize—the spread of COVID-19. Granting employees leave to deal with COVID-related issues have been shown in studies to slow the spread. Beyond that, however, as with any medical issue, employees are entitled to medica..
Paid Family Leave as well as Paid Sick Leave has gained momentum in many States and localities. Many of these laws impose obligations well beyond those imposed by the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For those of you with employees in more than one State, the myriad of obligations increases exponentially-especially during the time of COVID. This webinar will provide an overview of those States that ..
Immigration laws and Form I-9 requirements are not on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Correctly completing a Form I-9, that seemingly simple form involves sifting through gray areas and often conflicting instructions that can prove to be a trap for the unwary, and often most well-intentioned employers. Even seemingly minor “paperwork” violations can land employers in hot water for non-compliance.At..
The United States Department of Labor released its new overtime exemption rules, and they went into effect on January 1, 2020. For many employers that means that many of the positions it had previously classified as exempt from overtime requirements will not be any longer – unless these employees receive a salary increase equal to or greater than the new salary threshold. The new salary rules are expected t..
Suppose one or more of your employees has taken a leave of absence, and your company or department is buckling under the added stress - and you suspect that one or more of those employees may be taking advantage, and may not really be in need of family or medical leave – or may even not be entitled to it. What if one or more of your employees ask for intermittent leave? Administration of continuous leave ca..