Karen Elliott

Karen Elliott

Sands Anderson PC

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Pregnancy Guidance Seems to Require Light Duty For All

The EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance issued July 14 affects more than just the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. Although nominally titled as an enforcement guidance regarding “pregnancy discrimination,” the...more

7/17/2014 - ADA Corporate Counsel Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

The Employer Conundrum Over Conducting Criminal Background Screens

The war continues over the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process and employers are caught in the middle. A brief history here may be helpful....more

5/16/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks

Are E-Cigarettes A Reasonable Accommodation?

Much has been written in the last several weeks about the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). States are proposing legislation to protect teens as well as prohibit use in public places. But the...more

3/10/2014 - E-Cigarettes Reasonable Accommodation

To Pay or Not to Pay Furloughed Federal Contractors

Many federal contractors are feeling the financial pinch of the shutdown. While Congress is wondering whether or not it should pay its employees for their furloughed time, private businesses who contract with the federal...more

10/15/2013 - Federal Contractors Furloughs Government Shutdown

Layoffs Are On The Rise Again – Are Your Documents Updated?

Around the country, it appears companies are again planning large layoffs in cost-cutting moves. Although Research Triangle Park seems to be weathering the storm better than many areas, Net App and Quintiles are reducing...more

6/11/2013 - ADEA Documentation Hiring & Firing Layoffs OWBPA Severance Agreements

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