This loosening of the proof standard has the potential to be significant.
Suffice it to say that if an employee exposes himself at work, you have a sexual harassment problem on your hands.
The Labor Department filed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley and the for-profit buffet his church operates.
The duty to consider reasonable accommodations doesn't just include an employee’s medical condition, but also any medications an employee is taking to treat that condition.
While this opinion has garnered tons of news coverage, at the end of the day, it's just not that big of a deal.
As Garcia v. SAR Food of Ohio illustrates, if you fail to pay under these circumstances, you are taking a huge wage-and-hour risk.
Employers that operate in a federally regulated industry need to be aware of the statutes that could give rise to a potential whistleblowing claim. Thankfully, the Department of Labor provides a list.
If these reforms leave employees without jobs, was the cause worth fighting?
The ADA's workplace focus now squarely rests on the issue of accommodation. For this reason, the law's next 25 years will be greatly impacted by technology.
It’s refreshing to read a judicial opinion that offers a little common sense, but that should be the rule rather than the exception.