Kelly Hughes

Kelly Hughes

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Employers Can Decide That Physical Presence at the Workplace is an Essential Function

On April 10, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited en banc decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ford Motor Company following a vacated panel decision from April 2014 in which a...more

4/17/2015 - ADA Appeals Attendance EEOC Essential Functions Ford Motor Reasonable Accommodation Summary Judgment Telecommuting

‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part III: Five Tips for Hiring Seasonal Workers

It’s that time of year once again! Retailers are gearing up for the holidays and hiring seasonal workers in droves. Unfortunately, the flurry of activity and the common misperception that seasonal workers have a different...more

11/26/2014 - ADA Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FLSA Hiring & Firing Holidays Internet Retailers Retailers Seasonal Employment Seasonal Workers Training

What's the One Thing Every Company's Telecommuting Policy Must Include?

If, under certain circumstances, employers are required to accomodate remote work, what essential elements should be included in any company's Telecommuting Plan? ...more

5/13/2014 - ADA Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

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