University attorneys, who have vowed to appeal the ruling, have 14 days to file.
If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.
Employers that fail to accommodate employees’ infertility treatments could see an explosion of these types of claims.Read More
As a court recently pointed out, regular attendance is important in any job. Important, however, does not always equate to essential.Read More
Disability discrimination cases no longer focus on whether an employee is legally disabled, but instead on whether an employer engaged the employee in the interactive process towards a reasonable accommodation.Read More
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.Read More
You can help insulate your company from retaliation claims by training your employees to treat FMLA requests (and other instances of protected activity) as need-to-know.Read More
Job descriptions not only help establish reasonable expectations for what you expect from your employees in a position, but it also helps set a baseline for what you do, or do not, have to reasonably accommodate.Read More
This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.Read More
I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.Read More