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Articles by Marty Denis, James E. Hall and Mark T. Kobata

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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Legal Briefing: Knives as Religious Symbols

January 7, 2014
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Employers are advised that they may be required to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs, and that their efforts to do so should be carefully reviewed.
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Legal Briefing: For-Profit Corporation Rights Under the ACA

December 13, 2013
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One company was unable to escape the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for contraception.
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Legal Briefing: Court Rules on Termination of Employee Who Requested Job-Protected Leave

December 12, 2013
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Employers should be current with changes to applicable labor and employment laws with regard to employee leave requests.
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Legal Briefing: Funerals, Religious Accommodations — and Goat Sacrifices?

November 8, 2013
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Employers are required to accommodate an employee’s requests relating to religious beliefs if they have fair notice that the request is religious in nature.
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Legal Briefing: Actions Taken on Arbitration Agreements

November 8, 2013
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In recent decisions, National Labor Relations Board law judges have issued decisions that employers unlawfully interfered with employees’ rights.
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Legal Briefing: FMLA Updated for Same-Sex Marriage Laws

October 16, 2013
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The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.
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Legal Briefing: Employers Must Retain Electronic Records

September 16, 2013
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Employers should create a data-retention policy that describes generally how it will retain such data, and limit when such records can be deleted.
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Legal Briefing: Same-Sex Spouse Entitled to Survivor Benefits

September 16, 2013
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Employers might be required to recognize same-sex partners as spouses for purposes of providing benefits under the company’s benefit plans.
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