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Time Off for Religious Holidays

September 25, 2014
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Title VII requires an employer to reasonably accommodate an employee whose sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance conflicts with a work requirement, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.
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Federal Court Blows Up EEOC's Stance on Medical Leaves of Absence

June 6, 2014
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Employers should still think long and hard (and only after engaging in the interactive process) before denying an extended unpaid leave of absence under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Legal Briefing: 100 Percent Wrong?

May 8, 2014
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Policies that require employees to return to work only if they are 100 percent healed may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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FAMILY Act: A Baby Boon?

May 6, 2014
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More companies are offering paid parental leave for their employees, and a bill in Congress could extend that benefit to all workers in the United States.


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Infertility’s Fertile Legal Ground

February 9, 2014
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Employers that fail to accommodate employees’ infertility treatments could see an explosion of these types of claims.
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Avoiding the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Employment Law

February 4, 2014
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The so-called “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law is: workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Is Regular Attendance an Essential Job Function? It Depends.

February 3, 2014
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As a court recently pointed out, regular attendance is important in any job. Important, however, does not always equate to essential.
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When is 1,250 not 1,250? Hours Worked Versus Hours Paid for FMLA Eligibility

January 23, 2014
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Whatever time tracking and payroll system you use, it must have the ability to differentiate between time paid and time worked. It could likely save you from an FMLA claim if an employee is on the 1,250-hour bubble.
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FAMILY Act Would Provide Paid Leave for Employees

December 18, 2013
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This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.
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How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
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I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
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