Janette Levey Frisch
Founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm/Attorney
Janette is an attorney with more than 20 years legal experience. Janette is the founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm. 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 and has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

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. Janette is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, Janette serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits. Janette is also a contributor to the recently released book, "Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition", published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.

Upcoming Webinar
Piercings, Tattoos and More: Dress Codes for the Workplace - Legally Compliant Policies and Guidelines
This webinar will cover current trends in Company dress codes and the corporate culture changes in the workplace of today, and help you determine if your dress code is still appropriate, needs updating and makes sense for your customers, employees and for your organization and industry.
Live Session Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:00 PM PDT | 03:00 PM EDT, Duration: 90 Minutes

Recorded Webinar
DOL's Final Overtime Exemption Rule Released for 2020: What the Changes Mean for Your Organization
It's finally happened! The long wait is over. The United States Department of Labor just released its new overtime exemption rules; they've been finalized and will take effect 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.
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Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employees
The FLSA contains dozens of exemptions, which basically provide that specific categories of employers and employees aren't subject to the Act's overtime requirements. Most common are the “white-collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, computer professionals, and outside sales employees.
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Compensable Time & Overtime Rules
The US Department of Labor has stepped up its enforcement efforts in this area in part by adding investigators. Wage and hour lawsuits are on the rise often end up costing employers into the multi-millions of dollars. In addition to the unpaid wages, you can end up owing the same amount in liquidated damages-that's right, double the amount of unpaid straight time and overtime pay. If that's not enough, as long as an employee wins even one penny of unpaid wages, you can also be on the hook for the employee's attorney fees. Since many wage and hour cases are class action lawsuits, the amount of money damages can multiply exponentially. While employers have a basic understanding of wage payment issues, dealing with supplemental pay can present their own challenges.
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Legal Issues Concerning Employees with Psychiatric Illness
The principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws originated with both physical and psychiatric disabilities in mind; however, employers tend to focus more on the physical disabilities. According to a 2013 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 61.5 million Americans have experienced mental health impairment in a given year. That number, if anything, continues to rise.
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How To Identify And Take Effective Steps In Managing FMLA Leave Abuse
This webinar will help you get a working knowledge of how you can minimize your company's exposure to employee abuse of family and medical leave - be it under the FMLA, ADA, or workers' comp or other applicable family and medical leave laws.
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DOL's New Overtime Salary Rules
Overtime and minimum wage has been a hot topic for the last several years, legislation almost went into in effect in 2017 but was stopped by several states coming forward with legal action. Now in March of 2019, the federal department of labor has released proposed legislation to update the salary threshold. In this webinar we will discuss which jobs and which employers are likely to be impacted and what to do now in order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Employee Leave: Navigating the Overlap between FMLA ADA and Workers' Comp
In this webinar we'll help you begin to unravel this tangled web of often overlapping employee leave laws. We'll help you alleviate concerns about administrative headaches, employee leave abuse and negative impact to your bottom line on one end and risk of non-compliance with FMLA, ADA and workers comp laws on the other end.
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What Federal Contractors Need to Know About Recruiting and Applicant Tracking Systems
Are you a federal contractor? Do you use an Applicant Tracking System to monitor and facilitate your compliance with Affirmative Action requirements? But an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by itself does not guarantee that you will fly below the OFCCP's radar. You might still encounter problems during an audit, potentially incurring significant fines and penalties or even face the risk of debarment. It doesn't have to be that way, though. In this webinar you will learn what your applicant tracking responsibilities are and what you should make sure your ATS will do for you, so you can ensure your company's compliance with its affirmative action obligations.
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Dealing with Employee Leave Abuse under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation
While there is no magic bullets for combating employee leave abuse, knowledge of rules and regulations and case law and proper controls can help greatly. In this webinar, you will learn effective strategies to ensure that only those employees who truly need and are eligible for leave under FMLA, ADA, workers comp or other applicable leave laws are the ones using it.
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What Employers Need to Know about the DOL's Final Rule on Association Health Plans
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule expanding the opportunity of unrelated employers of all sizes (but particularly small employers) to offer employment-based health insurance through Association Health Plans (AHPs). Significantly, the final rule applies "large group" coverage rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to qualifying AHPs.
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Essentials of Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance
In this webinar we will understand (or for some, provide a solid, cogent review) the key fundamentals of Affirmative Action and OFCCP compliance.
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Interview Questions and Pre-Employment Screening What Every Employer Needs to Know - Title VII, ADA/ADAAA, PDL, GINA, I-9s and Affirmative Action
It is your job to hire new employees-and you've heard the war stories. One company was sued because the interviewer asked the wrong questions. Another got into trouble because of the pre-employment test it used, and yet another received a charge from the EEOC relating to its use of criminal background checks. These are just a few of the traps for the unwary employer during the pre-employment screening process. The hiring process is fraught with many hidden pitfalls. What can you do?
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What Employers Need to Know About Severance Arrangements - EEOC, ACA and ERISA
Most employers at one time or another will have to let an employee go. It's never easy. Severance benefits and severance agreements, when done properly, can be an extremely valuable risk management tool —but you need to be aware of the pitfalls. This webinar will help you learn what you need to know to derive maximum benefit from and avoid the pitfalls associated with severance arrangements.
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Employment-at-Will! Does It Protect Employers from Wrongful Termination Allegations?
You may have heard that most employment is at-will, but what does that mean? If you employ your workers "at-will", does that mean you can fire them whenever you want? Does invoking the doctrine of employment-at-will protect you from wrongful termination suits? In this webinar we will discuss the extent and limits of employment-at-will. We will also explore the statutory exceptions and contractual provisions that seem to undermine employment-at-will to give you clarity and guidance on an often misunderstood principle of employment law.
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Handling Employee Leave Abuse Under FMLA, ADA & Workers' Compensation
This webinar will help you get a working knowledge of how you can minimize your company's exposure to employee abuse of family and medical leave - be it under the FMLA, ADA, or workers' comp or other applicable family and medical leave laws.
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Essentials of Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance
In this webinar we will understand (or for some, provide a solid, cogent review) the key fundamentals of Affirmative Action and OFCCP compliance.
Recorded Session Get life time access for one participant with download option!

Legal Issues Concerning Employees with Psychiatric Illness
The principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws originated with both physical and psychiatric disabilities in mind; however, employers tend to focus more on the physical disabilities. According to a 2013 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 61.5 million Americans have experienced a mental health impairment in a given year. That number, if anything, continues to rise.
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You Might be a Joint Employer: How to Understand the Legal Risks and Minimize Your Liability
Do you use staffing agency employees ("temps") to augment your workforce? Do you ever "borrow" employees from an affiliate, subsidiary or parent company? Are you a franchisor with one or more franchisees, who in turn hire employees? Did you know that you may have employer responsibilities to those employees in addition to the ones actually on your payroll? You may be a joint employer. This webinar will help you determine if and when you are a joint employer, your responsibilities as a joint employer and how and when you can minimize your liability as a joint employer.
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Employer Wellness Programs: EEOC's New Rules under the ADA and GINA
In this webinar we will discuss what an Employee Wellness Program is, the different types of Wellness Programs and the different laws and regulations that come into play. While we will discuss the EEOC's new rules under the ADA and GINA, we will also look at HIPAA requirements, as well as ACA, Title VII and interplay with workers' comp and workplace safety issues, and much more!
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Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process
Most of your employees are likely to be honest, reliable employees. At the same time, hiring employees always involves at least some risks. Are they honest? Are they reliable? Are you, your employees and the public safe if you hire them? Hopefully your worst hire was simply someone who underperformed or wasn't a match for your company. What if it's worse, though? What if an employee unfortunately becomes violent with co-workers or unsuspecting members of the public, or steals from you or others? You can then be liable for negligent hiring or retention of those employees if a criminal background check would have revealed this information. On the other hand, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and many of their state and local counterparts are scrutinizing if, how and when you may conduct and use information you obtain from criminal background checks in the hiring process. What should you do? Do your due diligence and learn how to conduct legally compliant criminal background checks! You can begin to learn how to do both, by attending this webinar.
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What Employers Need to Know about Severance Arrangements - EEOC, ACA and ERISA
Have you ever terminated an employee or handled the aftermath of an employee termination? Do you offer severance pay? Do you use severance agreements? When done properly, severance arrangements can be an extremely valuable risk management tool for employers-but you need to be aware of the pitfalls. This webinar will help you learn what you need to know to derive maximum benefit from and avoid the pitfalls associated with severance arrangements.
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