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HUB Talks, a podcast launched by K&L Gates, covers critical issues at the intersection of business and law. Tune in to HUB Talks for insight from K&L Gates lawyers that will help you stay on top of the latest industry and legal trends across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

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Feb 21, 2018

In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB in 2018. 

Presenters: Mark S. Filipini


Feb 15, 2018

In this episode, we review the substantive liabilities an employer can incur for being deemed a joint employer and then highlight the evolution of tests for being deemed a joint employer, the impact of the Browning Ferris decision in 2015, and the current landscape following the NLRB’s rejection of...


Jan 30, 2018

In this episode, we highlight the challenges of accommodating an employee's disability through leaves of absence. The podcast covers the background of the Americans with Disabilities Act, how leave can be a reasonable accommodation, what an employer should request, difficult leave requests (indefinite leave, excessive...


Jan 22, 2018

In this episode, we highlight white collar exemptions to the overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) -- an overview of FLSA overtime requirements and the white collar exemptions to those overtime requirements; a summary of the Department of Labor's efforts to revise the overtime...


Dec 28, 2017

In this episode, we highlight considerations for employers as marijuana laws continue to evolve around the country -- testing challenges; state protections from employer discrimination for off-duty use; on-duty versus off-duty use of marijuana; federal versus state enforcement; and inclusion of marijuana in...