Topic: ADA

In the Workplace: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

Latest I-9 forms, ADAAA rulings, NLRB developments, new state laws and federal regulations … keeping up with the myriad legal requirements of managing your employees can be challenging for the best of us. This roundup of recent employment law updates should help: The “Employee Tricked Me Into Firing Her” Defense (Cozen O’Connor): “The NLRB continues… Read more »

Workplace Issues: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

Employee social media use, overtime laws, worker classification rules, workplace discrimination, union bargaining, confidentiality, H1-B visas, noncompetes, and employee handbooks … but a few of the issues in this latest roundup of commentary and analysis from labor and employment attorneys on JD Supra. For your reference: The NLRB’s Year In Numbers: FY 2012 (Franczek Radelet… Read more »

Commissioner @ChaiFeldblum Offers Her Perspective on the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan

From the Corporate Law Report, the first of what we hope will be many insightful pieces on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and US labor law from Chai Feldblum, EEOC Commissioner and former Georgetown Law professor: “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enters the New Year with the wind at its back. Following the enactment… Read more »

Workplace Issues: Latest Need- to-Know Employment Law News

What’s new in the world of employment law? Quite a bit, actually: employee privacy, ADA and ADAAA issues, theft of trade secrets, vacation policies, ERISA-related matters, social media in the workplace, FMLA leave, right-to-work laws, NLRB and EEOC activity, E-verify laws, wage-hour issues, background check approvals, and much more. Here’s a roundup of recent labor and… Read more »

EEOC to Employers: Anti-Discrimination Also Laws Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new guidance to help employers avoid discrimination of domestic violence victims. Entitled “Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act to Applicants or Employees who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking,” the guidance provides examples of employment… Read more »

Filling a Vacancy? Your Best Candidate Might Be Less Qualified, Says Court

“Federal and state governments, and the plaintiff’s bar, have laid down a dangerous maze that every employer has to traverse to hire and retain employees in hopes of achieving success… In interviewing, hiring, employing, paying and severing an employee, there is a minefield employers need to negotiate. Things like Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FCRA, EPA,… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: EEOC Priorities, Non-Competes, Work Travel, Form I-9, ADA, Outsourcing 401(k)s, More

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates and advisories on JD Supra spanning the broad range of labor and employment law issues that arise in the workplace: “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain. Looks like we missed our window of opportunity to sign this labor agreement, so we’re in for a long wait…”… Read more »

Employers Can Charge Employees For Not Joining Wellness Programs? Sure…

It might not be the healthy incentive you had in mind, exactly, but thanks to a recent federal court of appeals ruling, you might be able to start charging workers a fee when they don’t participate in your company’s wellness program. The lawsuit involved a Broward County (Florida) employee who objected to paying $40 per… Read more »

Wellness Programs: Great Idea for Your Employees, But Watch Out for Pitfalls

Thanks to workplace wellness programs, employees across the country are losing weight, quitting smoking, and improving their overall physical health. But employees aren’t the only ones who benefit from a focus on health in the workplace. Law firm Snell & Wilmer: “The economic case for these programs is strong and supported by some pretty staggering… Read more »

Does the ADA Apply to Netflix? Court Says Yes

Do websites need to make accommodations for users with auditory and visual disabilities under the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act? That’s the question at the heart of a lawsuit filed by the National Association for the Deaf, which argues that Netflix should provide closed-captioning on its “Watch Instantly” online video streaming service. The… Read more »

Disabled Veterans Return to the Workforce

A growing population of military personnel returning from service and looking for work in the private sector has led the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to issue two new guidance documents on the workplace rights of disabled veterans: “Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)” directed to employers, hiring managers, and HR personnel;… Read more »

5 Rights of Every Employee

“… the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)] stated that it received 99,947 discrimination charges against private sector employers in FY 2011… Charges alleging retaliation under all of the statutes the EEOC enforces accounted for the highest overall percentage of private sector complaints received (37.4%), followed closely by race discrimination complaints (35.4%). Claims of religious discrimination,… Read more »

Leave Policies: Requiring Medical Justification for Absences May Violate the ADA

Thanks to a recent Federal Court ruling, leave policies that require written justification from an employee’s doctor in support of an absence may soon become a thing of the past, writes international law firm White & Case: “In EEOC v.Dillard’s Inc., the Court held that Dillard’s attendance policy violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act… Read more »

Workplace Discrimination: 7 Areas Targeted by the EEOC

“The [Equal Opportunity Employment Commission] received a total of 99,947 charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2011, a slight increase from the year before… [and] filed 300 lawsuits and 261 ‘merits’ lawsuits, which include direct suits and interventions alleging violations of the substantive provisions of the statutes enforced by the EEOC and suits to enforce… Read more »

You Should Know This: Small Business Law Roundup

FYI: here’s a mixed reading list of recent interesting updates and articles addressing the ever-changing landscape of small business, written by lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: Tax Tips for Small Business Owners (Darrin Mish) “IRS Commissioner for Small Business and Self-employed Division, Faris Fink said, ‘When you’re running a business, you don’t need… Read more »