Megan Norris

Megan Norris

Miller Canfield

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Injury Reporting Anti-Retaliation Provisions

We recently alerted you to provisions affecting employer drug testing and safety incentive programs contained in the amended OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Standard. Drug testing and safety incentives that OSHA deems to...more

7/18/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Drug Testing Incentives OSHA Reporting Requirements Time Extensions Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

New OSHA Rule Could Affect Employers’ Drug Testing and Safety Incentives

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) intends to enhance its enforcement efforts against employers who OSHA believes are using drug testing and safety incentives to improperly reduce recordable work-related...more

7/6/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Drug Testing Electronic Filing Employer Liability Issues Final Rules Incentives OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs; Clarifies Position on Incentive Caps, Confidentiality and ADA’s “Safe...

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued two final rules regarding employer wellness plans, the first to amend existing regulations under the Genetic Information and Non-Discrimination Act...more

5/20/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act EEOC Employer Group Health Plans Final Rules GINA HIPAA Incentives Medical Examinations Notice Requirements Safe Harbors Tobacco-Cessation Wellness Programs

EEOC Issues New Publication on Leave as Accommodation Under ADA

On May 9, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new resource document regarding employer-provided leaves of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new...more

5/17/2016 - ADA EEOC Interactive Process Leave of Absence New Guidance Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Will Impact Employers

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision in which it held all state laws banning same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. The effect of this decision is...more

6/30/2015 - Employee Rights Equal Protection FMLA Fourteenth Amendment Marriage Equality Obergefell v. Hodges Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Spouses

DOL Revises Forms to Comply With EEOC Guidance Regarding GINA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued five new Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification forms. When the DOL issued its March 2013 revision to the FMLA regulations, its primary purpose was to address the...more

6/19/2015 - DOL EEOC Filing Requirements FMLA FMLA Certification Forms GINA Human Resources Professionals Military Service Members

Supreme Court Clarifies Protections for Religion in Hiring

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling on the Title VII religious bias claim brought by a Muslim female applicant who wore a religiously mandated headscarf to her interview and was...more

6/2/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Disparate Impact Disparate Treatment EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII

EEOC Proposes Wellness Program Regulations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed much-anticipated regulations regarding the use of employee health program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The regulations are an attempt to...more

4/21/2015 - ADA Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors EEOC Employer Mandates ERISA Health Insurance Healthcare Proposed Regulation Wellness Programs

6th Circuit Provides Road Map for ADA Accommodation Cases

A recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case provides employers with a great example of how to evaluate accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., a case which...more

4/16/2015 - ADA Corporate Counsel Disability Discrimination Essential Functions Interactive Process Reasonable Accommodation Reversal Telecommuting

Labor Dept. Proposes to Extend FMLA Protections To Eligible Employees In Same-Sex Marriages

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would extend the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages regardless of where they live. The FMLA allows...more

6/25/2014 - DOL Employee Rights FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY...more

5/17/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA Medical Leave Military Caregiver Leave NDAA Qualifying Exigency Leave

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009...more

3/8/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA Military Leave Military Service Members NDAA

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