Michael Kelsheimer

Michael Kelsheimer

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: It is against the law to discriminate against an employee or a prospective employee based on a disability the person...more

12/5/2014 - ADA Best Management Practices Disability Disability Discrimination Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation

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

Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees’ guide to southern manners. Don’t worry, employees should still say “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am.” But you know the old saying that you should never discuss politics...more

8/18/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Religion

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

Employment Law 101: Travel Time

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is virtually every employer....more

6/2/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Travel Pay Travel Time Wage and Hour

Employment Law 101: Holiday Parties

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff. What are the legal issues: Holiday parties...more

12/13/2013 - Discrimination Drunk Driving Employer Liability Issues FLSA Holiday Parties Holidays Religious Discrimination Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Wine & Alcohol

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

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