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OK at Work: Happy 100th Episode!

November 22, 2022

This week on OK at Work, we celebrate our 100th episode!  Given the holiday season and our own party, Sarah…

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OK at Work: The Termination Conversation

November 17, 2022
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This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the often difficult termination conversation. While many employers…

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OK at Work: New York Pay Transparency Law

November 8, 2022
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This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the status of pay transparency laws as the…

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Contractors Corner

Meet Sarah: Sarah Welcomes Contractors to Her Sawyer the Lawyer Blog

Sarah works with contractors nationwide and invites them to subscribe for relevant content regarding legal matters impacting their businesses. Also, sign up for Sarah’s webinar about the “Top Legal Issues Facing FedEx Contractors.” The webinar will be on September 15th at 12 p.m. EST.

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Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business Webinar

September 26, 2022
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Sarah Sawyer hosted a webinar to discuss the Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business. A few aspects that were…

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Potential Changes to Federal Overtime Pay Laws Loom

September 20, 2022
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Currently, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Motor Carrier Exemption, FedEx contractors do not have to pay drivers overtime…

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Read, Understand, & Be Well Informed — Articles & Blogs

Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business Webinar

September 26, 2022
Fedex Logo on side of building

Sarah Sawyer hosted a webinar to discuss the Legal Considerations When Running a FedEx Business. A few aspects that were…

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Potential Changes to Federal Overtime Pay Laws Loom

September 20, 2022
A fleet of large FedEx delivery trucks parked at a Federal Express facility at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

Currently, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Motor Carrier Exemption, FedEx contractors do not have to pay drivers overtime…

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Wage Deductions: When Can You Make Them?

September 8, 2022
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While wage deductions can effectively recoup costs and losses from an employee, deductions from wages are heavily regulated, and contractors…

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Lights, Camera, Action — Videos & Podcasts

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OK at Work, led by Labor and Employment attorneys, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger, is a weekly video series that discusses employment law current events and trending topics happening in Maryland news. From COVID-19 policies to inclement weather to vaccines at work (and so much more), watch below to stay up-to-date on what's going on in Maryland and how it might impact you and your business.

I sat down with Dave Lorenzo on the Inside BS Show to discuss what business owners should consider when hiring an attorney and the importance of having a team of subject matter experts available to help when needs arise. During my conversation with Dave, I answer several questions regarding how I engage with clients and what business owners need to know when dealing with legal issues impacting their business, including:

  • Do I need a lawyer to start a business?
  • Should I work with a litigator of a transactional attorney?
  • What questions should I ask a lawyer before I hire her?

I really enjoyed my conversation with Kimberly Prescott on HR & Cocktails about the challenges employers face as many companies were hoping to return to fully return to the office this fall. While we were all hoping to talk about COVID19 less, the return to work landscape has changed significantly over the last couple of weeks. Businesses need to stay on top of updated guidance and mandates, especially since businesses have more options than they did this time last year.

Remote Rundown

An episodic series focusing on conversation surrounding the latest and most relevant employment issues relating to COVID-19 and practical advice for business owners and employers on how to best deal with the unprecedented challenges as a result of the pandemic. View all episodes here »»