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Chicago NLRB OKs Northwestern University Football Players’ Petition to Unionize

March 27, 2014
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University attorneys, who have vowed to appeal the ruling, have 14 days to file. 


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Wellness Programs Should Offer Alternative to Exercise

March 4, 2014
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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.


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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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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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Are Temporary Impairments ADA-Protected Disabilities? You Bet.

January 28, 2014
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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.
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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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Separation of Protected Activity and Discipline can Shield Employers From Retaliation Claims

January 16, 2014
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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.
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Accuracy Counts in Drafting Job Descriptions

December 19, 2013
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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.
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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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