Arlene Kline

Arlene Kline

Akerman LLP

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Irregular Attendance May Render An Employee With A Disability "Unqualified"

In a recent case, Daniel Mecca v. Florida Health Services Center, Inc., Case No. 8:12-cv-02561 (M.D. Fla. February 3, 2014), a federal court in Florida held that where regular attendance is an "essential function" of a...more

3/13/2014 - ADA Disability Employer Liability Issues FMLA Reasonable Accommodation Termination

OFCCP'S New Rules Expand Affirmative Action Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new rules that increase affirmative action requirements of direct federal contractors and subcontractors. The OFCCP issued its final rules in the...more

11/7/2013 - ADA Affirmative Action Disability EEOC Federal Contractors OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Subcontractors Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Supreme Court's Refusal To Hear Appeal Suggests Companies Must Transfer Newly Disabled Employees To Open Positions As A Reasonable...

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc., a Seventh Circuit decision (which overruled its prior precedent) holding that the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") obligates employers...more

5/30/2013 - ADA Airlines Disability Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS

Latest Developments Under The FMLA

There is some very interesting news in the world of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)! The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law enacted by President Clinton that entitles eligible employees of covered...more

3/26/2013 - Flight Crews FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Service Members

ADA Pool And Spa Accessibility Compliance Deadline Is Rapidly Approaching

The current compliance date for making swimming pools and spas ADA accessible is January 31, 2013, although the deadline could be further extended by the U.S. Department of Justice. (DOJ has extended the compliance deadline...more

1/25/2013 - Accessibility Rules ADA Compliance Disability DOJ Spas Swimming Pools

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