Alicia Samolis

Alicia Samolis

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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RI Employers (Large and Small) Required to Accommodate Healthy Pregnant Workers and New Moms. No, FMLA Leave is Not Enough.

Last month, the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act was amended to require employers with 4 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and prospective employees with a “condition”. Such...more

8/5/2015 - Amended Legislation Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FMLA Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

RI Increased Employee Absences (and Headaches) due to the 2014 Temporary Caregiver Leave Law

Effective January 1, 2014, all Rhode Island employers must allow their employees four (4) weeks of time off per year under the Temporary Caregiver Insurance (“TCI”) Law. Like Temporary Disability Insurance ("TDI"), the...more

1/8/2014 - Caregivers Employee Benefits Employee Handbooks Employee Rights FMLA Human Resources Professionals Paid Leave Personnel Records Posting Requirements Unpaid Leave

Rhode Island Labor Law Changes Passed by Legislation

The Rhode Island Legislature finished a busy season on the labor law front, passing a number of new laws that await the Governor’s signature. Among the highlights...more

7/11/2013 - Caregivers Disability FMLA Temporary Disability Insurance Training Wages

Employer Beware - Automatic termination policies are illegal. Just ask Sears.

Qualified employees with a disability are entitled to a reasonable accommodation from their employer to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job. One of the most difficult issues employers face is...more

2/13/2013 - ADA Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC FMLA Reasonable Accommodation Sears Undue Hardship

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