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.Read More
Retaliation claims remain harder for employees to prove, and easier for employers to win on summary judgment.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Whatever you call your deity — God, Jesus, Allah, Buddah or even Onionhead — leave it at home.Read More
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. Read More
To instill ethical behavior, organizations must provide incentives and encourage everyone to not only act properly but also to report violations.Read More
Do not assume that you need not pay overtime to employees who are paid other than hourly.Read More
Employers should not automatically rule out telecommuting options as reasonable accommodations under the ADA.Read More
Although they are legally separate organizations with different governing boards, SHRM and the HR Certification Institute have been closely intertwined since the 1970s.