In this episode of the HR Mixtape podcast, host Shari Simpson interviews Louis Lessig, an expert in employment law. They discuss major legal changes that HR professionals should anticipate in 2024, including updates to overtime regulations. They also delve into the importance of adapting workplace policies to address discrimination and harassment, considering the complexities of individuality and free speech. Lewis emphasizes the need for HR professionals to upskill themselves in areas such as AI and compliance. In terms of state-level changes, they highlight the new law in New Jersey that requires closer collaboration between organizations and staffing agencies when it comes to temporary employees.
- HR professionals should prepare for upcoming legal changes, particularly in overtime regulations;
- Workplace policies need to address discrimination and harassment while balancing individuality and free speech;
- HR professionals should upskill themselves in areas like AI and compliance to stay ahead of evolving trends.
Louis Lessig is an attorney whose practice concentrates in labor and employment litigation, counseling, negotiations training & speaking.
He represents clients in all types of employment matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, wage and hour irregularities and retaliation under FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA FLSA, HIPAA, NLRA, NJFLA, NJLAD, CEPA, PHRA and the common law, in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. He is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the HR Certification Institute.
As a nationally recognized writer and speaker, his published articles have appeared in periodicals including Westlaw Journal Employment, Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet, the Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Employment Litigation Reporter, Corporate Risk Spectrum, HR Professional, The Tri-Stater and Labor and Employment Law Quarterly.
Louis holds a JD from the Widener University School of Law and a BA in Human Resources with a concentration in entrepreneurial studies from Muhlenberg College. Louis has also served as a Barrister in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court and spent time as an adjunct professor at the Comey Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph's University.