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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

Feb 11, 2020

The World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a global health emergency. With thousands of confirmed cases of coronavirus in more than two dozen countries outside of China, many employers in the United States are wondering what they can do to stop its spread into workplaces and protect...


Dec 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor released three opinion letters in 2019 regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In this episode, Leann Walsh, Melanie Stratton Lopez, and Avery Miller summarize the opinion letters and explain how the new guidance documents may assist employers when managing...


Dec 10, 2019

The Oregon legislature was active in 2019. Several new laws were passed that impact employers, including a longer statute of limitations for employment claims, paid family leave, and additional requirements for non-competition agreements. In this episode, Kjersten Turpen discusses the new laws employers need to know. 


Nov 26, 2019

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently held that the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime, which is permitted under the federal FLSA, is not permitted under Pennsylvania law. In this podcast, we will discuss the decision, its impact, and related legislative and regulatory developments...