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Cop Caught Sleeping on the Job Awarded $1M in ADA Lawsuit

October 21, 2014
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Unless an employee is absolutely unable to perform the essential functions of the job with (or without) reasonable accommodations, a medical diagnosis should never come into play as a reason for termination.
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What Employers Should Know (and Do) in Response to the Ebola Threat

October 17, 2014
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Employee safety should always be the company's highest priority, and employers should follow CDC guidance and avoid knee-jerk reactions, no matter how provocative an employee's activities may be.


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Don’t Fish for Return-to-Work Medical Info Under the ADA

September 16, 2014
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The moral of this story is to confirm, but don’t fish, when seeking medical information from an employee returning to work following a medical leave of absence.
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Cop Loses Big ADA Verdict on a Finding of No Disability

August 21, 2014
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Since Congress expanded the definition of 'disability' in 2009, conventional wisdom has said that most medical conditions will qualify for protection under the ADA. This case sets the bounds of the exception.
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Do Not Force Employees to Work During FMLA Leave

August 13, 2014
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FMLA leave is federally guaranteed for a reason. Don’t mess with that reason by requiring work (albeit paid and at home) in lieu of bona fide leave of absence.
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Do the Math: The ACA Means Correct Counting

August 8, 2014
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Employers who have not accurately counted the number and type of employees within their organization by Jan. 1, 2015, could end up with unnecessary expenditures as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. 


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Beware the 'Anticipatory Pregnancy' Claim

August 6, 2014
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If a pregnant employee tells you that she will be unable to perform at some point in the future, wait until that time to terminate her.
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Legal Briefing: Affordable Care Act Final Regulation

August 5, 2014
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With compliance beginning as early as January 2015, employers should determine their number of employees under the regulations to determine when compliance is necessary.
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Will Hobby Lobby Decision Give Title VII Fits?

July 1, 2014
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What about Title VII and the other ant-discrimination laws? Hobby Lobby does not answer these questions and leaves them to lower courts to interpret in future cases.
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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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