Halloween is a time for cute little children (or big children) to go "trick or treating." Halloween is a time for fun (and sometimes outrageous) costumes. Unfortunately, the same costumes as adults may choose to wear to their friends' parties or out "trick or treating" may not be appropriate for work-sponsored Halloween activities. In this Helpcast, Host Helene Wasserman offers ways to enjoy some workplace Halloween fun (without the risks of being "haunted" for years to come.)
EMPLOYER HELPCAST, hosted by Helene Wassermanhttp://www.littler.comHwasserman@littler.com Employer Helpcast is a “one stop” podcast site designed to answer the “day-to-day” questions that arise in every workplace. Host Helene Wasserman has devoted her entire career, since 1987, to representing employer of all sizes and in all industries, assisting them with their labor and employment law needs. Rather than being a “jack of all trades,” dabbling in various areas of law, Helene views herself as being a “master of one” – employment law. Helene is a firm believer in the concept of “preventive lawyering.” While she is an accomplished trial attorney, she recognizes that going to trial is rarely in her client’s best interests. Hence, Helene devotes a significant amount of effort to assisting her clients in putting into place the appropriate policies and procedures, training programs, and basic employment practices that, if applied correctly, can aid in litigation prevention. Many clients keep Helene’s direct dial, (310-772-7288) on their speed dial, to ask those day-to-day employment law questions that tend to arise, whether related to wage and hour issues, termination, discrimination, harassment, leaves of absence, or any other issues that may arise within today’s workplace. Because she is surgically attached to her blackberry, clients email her at HWasserman@littler.com practices won’t prevent an employee who wants to file a claim from doing so. In those situations, Helene partners with her clients to provide the best defense possible, to accomplish the goals of her clients. In those situations, the “preventive lawyering” can assist in providing a winning defense. Whether it is in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, litigation, or trial, Helene uses her significant experience to assist her clients in achieving optimal results. In the Employer Helpcast, Helene uses her expertise to provide user-friendly insight to employment law issues. If you have a particular question you would like answered, call or email Helene, and maybe your question will be the topic of an Employer Helpcast. Please read all of this information. It is important for you to clearly understand it. 1. The "Employer Helpcast" does not offer legal advice. The material is presented for informational purposes only. Nothing contained on this site offered as or can reasonably be construed to be legal advice. Individual situations and fact patterns vary, and require specific analysis. You should not act or rely solely on any of the information contained at this site. 2. The information provided at this site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship nor does it create an attorney-client relationship between you and "Employer Helpcast," its publisher or its contributors. It is intended to provide information. You can post replies and you can email, but remember this is still a website. Any belief that you may have that this website is your lawyer is an unreasonable belief. Any belief that you may have that posting or emailing to me creates an attorney-client relationship is also an unreasonable belief. 3. I make no representation, warranty or claim that the information at this site is providing anything more than information. Individual situations vary, and facts of individual situations require individual analysis. 4. If you send me an email or postal mail at the addresses on this site, I will try to respond. However, I reserve the right not to respond to your message and have no liability for failing to respond. 5. The content of this site is designed to advance First Amendment protected discourse. This site does not propose a commercial transaction and therefore should not be deemed to be commercial speech nor subject to restrictions that govern commercial speech. 6. Links are provided to other blogs and web sites. This is done for your convenience. I make no warranty, representation or claim about the currency or accuracy of any information you will find at those links.7. This site has no connection with the American Bar Association or any of its entities. No content presented here should be construed as the policies of the ABA or any of its entities.