Companies with a multistate workforce have the daunting task of staying abreast of legal and compliance issues on a number of fronts.Read More »
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With health insurance costs on the mind of all employers, a way to cut expenses and get healthier employees sounds like a good option.
Tagged with: Affordable Health Care Act Age Discrimination in Employment Act Americans with Disabilities Act Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Health Information Portability and Accountability Act National Labor Relations Act Title VIIRead More »
For most employers, employee severance agreements are essential tools for ensuring that the end of an employment relationship doesn’t lead to litigation.Read More »
Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.Read More »
A Bucks County, Pa., district judge says he fell for a dog owner's story that her wiener dog had a right to be in the courtroom with her for medical reasons. Now Judge Daniel Baranoski is warning his county colleagues to be on the lookout for similar phony service dog claims.Read More »
United Airline workers who lose their jobs due to disability are entitled reassignment to vacant positions for which they are qualified, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.Read More »
The wired world presents more options than ever for flexible work arrangements. Thanks to the march of mobile technology, attorneys and staff are able to take their offices on the go, working not just from the cubicle, but from the coffee shop, the beach or their own living rooms. But while technology redefines what’s meant by going to work, it can also create potential problems. Some important guidelines can help firm leaders decide when to allow people to work from home and when it’s better to go the traditional route.Read More »
The federal government is suing international trucking company Celadon, claiming it illegally forced job applicants to take medical examinations and didn't hire those it perceived as being disabled.Read More »
The vast majority of publicly accessible properties – including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barber shops – will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations.Read More »
During heated oral arguments in a case involving religious doctrines, government interests and claims of job discrimination, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to carve out just how much constitutional leeway religious organizations have to fire employees without facing a job bias claim.
Tagged with: 6th Circuit ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Anthony Kennedy Antonin Scalia Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC John Roberts ministerial exception Samuel Alito Sonia Sotomayor Supreme CourtRead More »
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency that handles workplace issues has accused Milwaukee-based Rexnord Industries LLC of firing a woman who suffers from migraine headaches. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging discrimination ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac man has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Kraft Foods of firing him rather than accommodating his bad back. James L. Brown was hired in 2001 at a Kraft frozen-pizza facility in Little ...Read More »
Boston - Attorneys who represent state and local governments or private clients whose buildings are open to the public will need to get up to date quickly on new Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.Read More »