Michael Kelsheimer

Michael Kelsheimer

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are...more

11/19/2014 - ADA Biometric Information EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions Medical Examinations Wellness Programs

EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employees

On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed lawsuits in Florida and Michigan accusing employers of discriminating against transgendered employees. These are the first two cases ever filed seeking to protect transgender workers...more

10/1/2014 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination EEOC Gender Identity Title VII Transgender

Employment Law 101: Pregnancy Discrimination

What is the issue: Title VII was passed in the 1960’s to protect against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Since that time, other laws have been passed adding protection against...more

7/30/2014 - ADA Best Management Practices Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Title VII

Look Out Business Owners: 2013 EEOC – “Strategic Enforcement Plan”

On December 17, 2012, the EEOC handed down its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013 – 2016. The following areas were identified as focus points for enforcement...more

9/9/2013 - EEOC Equal Pay Harassment Hiring & Firing Immigrants Strategic Enforcement Plan

EEOC Hit With Sanctions For Frivolous Claims

Last week the Associated Press reported that the EEOC was sanctioned by a US District Court judge for $4.7million dollars. ...more

8/13/2013 - EEOC Frivolous Lawsuits Sanctions Trucking Industry

Workplace Investigations

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers – who have ever wondered whether an investigation of some sort should be made regarding an issue involving employees....more

7/31/2013 - Compliance EEOC Employer Liability Issues Investigations

Unpaid Interns, Volunteers, And Trainees

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Every employer who has or intends to hire unpaid interns. When must an intern be paid: All “employees” of a business must be paid at least minimum wage unless they are a...more

12/31/2012 - DOL EEOC FLSA Hiring & Firing Internships Recruitment Policies Training Unpaid Interns Volunteers

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