FisherBroyles Employment Partner, Eric B. Meyer, quoted in HR Dive and SHRM.

The new year has ushered in some big HR compliance news and reporters wasted no time turning to Eric for comment. Last week, SHRM’s Roy Maurer quoted Eric in his article entitled “U-Haul Says Nicotine Users Need Not Apply.” Mr. Maurer addresses U-Haul’s New Year’s resolution to help its workers improve their health by screening out job applicants who smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Eric commented on the legal implications of U-Haul’s decision. You can read the article here.

A few days later, HR Dive’s Ryan Golden explored the results of a recent poll that Eric conducted on his blog, The Employer Handbook, about how employers prepared for the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rules. Many businesses owners “purchase flood insurance after the flood,” Eric told HR Dive. You can read the full article here.