I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.Read More
With this issue on the EEOC’s enforcement radar, employers that deny time off for fertility treatments may find themselves as the start of the EEOC’s next infertility-related press release.Read More
The CYA Report podcast is a partnership between Workforce and Fistful of Talent. In this edition, Workforce Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis discusses her March cover story on how companies can support cancer Survivors in the workplace while managing costs. Listen to the podcast below.Read More
Think long and hard before you deny a request for unpaid time off for an employee's medical issue, and, when in doubt, call your employment counsel for a sanity check.Read More
Employers may be able to use the Family and Medical Leave Act as an early warning system to prevent or minimize costs associated with disability absences. According to a recent report, paying attention to FMLA claims gives employers the chance to connect employees with employee assistance programs and other existing health benefits. Read More
A New York Appellate court ruled that an injured worker's diabetes and obesity do not qualify as pre-existing conditions.Read More
If the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act were enacted, it would override DOMA's provisions regarding federal employees, but not its overarching definition of marriage for tax and Social Security purposes.Read More
The case of Merivic Inc. and Zurich North America v. Enrique Gutierrez involved a workers' comp claimant who had a ninth-grade education and a 'limited working knowledge' of English despite having lived in the United States for 34 years, according to the opinion.