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The Expanded Definition of Disability

February 9, 2014
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The EEOC’s move to broaden the number of people who may be entitled to ADA protections could increase an employer’s risk of a lawsuit.
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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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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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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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Receiving a Requested Transfer as an Adverse Employment Action

January 15, 2014
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Is a transfer to the very same position, for which, just nine months earlier, an employee had applied, an 'adverse employment action' sufficient to support a claim of discrimination? Amazingly, the 6th Circuit answered, 'Yes.'
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It's Probably a Bad Idea to Ask Applicants for a Family Medical History

January 14, 2014
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Medical-related inquiries by employers are complicated and rife with risk. To ensure full compliance with the law, do not include questions about family histories in these examinations.
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Workplace-Related Class-Action Lawsuits Still Hinge on Wal-Mart Case: Report

January 7, 2014
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The 2011 ruling of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes continued to have a wide-ranging impact on virtually all class actions pending in federal and state courts throughout the country in 2013 cases.


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A Weighty Lesson on Pregnancy Discrimination

January 7, 2014
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Does your 'no overweight hires' policy violate Title VII by screening out pregnant women?
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Legal Briefing: Guidance on Home Work and Leaves of Absence

January 7, 2014
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Employers should remain informed with applicable state laws and regulations for distinctions of how employers are required to make a reasonable attempt to accommodate employees with disabilities.
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Don’t Leave ‘Leave’ to Chance

January 5, 2014
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If the ADA now covers most employees’ medical issues, and the ADA requires an unpaid leave of absence, hasn’t the ADA swallowed the FMLA, at least as employee medical leaves are concerned?
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