Larry S. Perlman

Larry S. Perlman

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? When It Comes to Religious Accommodation, the Supreme Court Offers Guidance (Well, Sort Of…)

What if it looks like someone may need a religious accommodation, but the individual never asks? Does the company still have a duty to accommodate? In a much awaited opinion, the Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, determined...more

6/11/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Appearance Policy Dress Codes Duty to Accommodate EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Religious Accommodation Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII

When It Comes to “Volunteer” Workers, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

It is that fun time for New Year’s resolutions. Right up there with promises to go to the gym and to try to get along with one’s in-laws, many will make plans to do more volunteer work in 2015. From an employer’s point of...more

1/7/2015 - Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Non-Profits Popular Volunteers Wage and Hour

It’s All "Just Paperwork" Until Somebody Gets Hurt: Be Proactive in Preventing Workplace Violence

“Help, there is an angry man waving a gun around in the lobby!” These are the kinds of words no employer wants to hear and can make all other concerns seem trivial in comparison. Sadly, the statistics confirm what we...more

7/23/2014 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues OSHA Risk Assessment Risk Management Workplace Violence

Funeral Leaves Are Not Always What They May Seem

We often counsel employers to be wary of employment law considerations in situations that may not seem obvious at first glance. For example, prohibiting employees from using certain language on social media sites has proven...more

8/13/2013 - Bereavement Leave Discrimination Funerals Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination Termination

When Employees Work From Home, They Bring Your Company’s Employment Law Obligations Along With Them

Several months ago Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that the company would discontinue its telecommuting program. This announcement unleashed a firestorm of debate over the merits and disadvantages of allowing employees to...more

7/19/2013 - CEOs Employer Liability Issues Marissa Mayer Telecommuting Yahoo!

Intermittent Leave Will Test Your Mettle

As the industry continues its steady recovery, automakers and suppliers have been running on all cylinders, with some plants operating 6 or 7 three day shifts per week. This increased workload makes it all the more important...more

4/12/2013 - FMLA FMLA Abuse FMLA Certification Forms Unpaid Leave

Affordable Care Act — Start Your FTE Countdown Now

Little over a year from now, many significant aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will kick in. Among other things, beginning in 2014, covered employers must provide health insurance to all...more

12/18/2012 - Affordable Care Act Fines Full-Time Employees Part-Time Employees

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