The handling of employees taking legal prescription medications is highly fact sensitive and legally nuanced.Read More
If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.Read More
There is one key difference between women and men when they welcome a new-born child. Women give birth; men don’t.
It’s hard to believe that no one raised warnings about obvious design and operability concerns. They were too profound and widespread for that not to have happened.Read More
Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.Read More
Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is defunct, employers will be able to provide equal benefits packages for all employees. Read More
It seems to me that some companies are looking for the magical fairy dust that will make the Affordable Care Act compliance issues go away.
Health and Human Services has issued final regulations that address recent legislative changes to the HIPAA privacy and date security rules. Compliance by employers will be required by Sept. 23, according to a press release. 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.
As Littler Mendelson's Garry Mathiason says, 'There are always some surprises from the Supreme Court.'