Stacie L. Caraway

Stacie L. Caraway

Miller & Martin PLLC

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The EEOC's New Pregnancy Guidance

Many of you may have heard about the new pregnancy Guidance which was issued by the EEOC this week, as the EEOC distributed it to the mainstream media....more

7/21/2014 - EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination

Two Significant Decisions Affecting Employers Issued the Final Day of the U.S. Supreme Court Session

On the last day of its 2013-2014 session, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that (1) for-profit companies are protected as "persons" under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and (2) that the...more

7/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Collective Bargaining Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives First Amendment Harris v Quinn Healthcare Hobby Lobby Medicaid Public Employees Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act Right to Work SCOTUS Union Dues Unions

Personal Online Usernames and Passwords Are Protected in TN as of January 1, 2015

And you thought it couldn’t happen here! On April 29, Governor Haslam signed into law the Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014. The new law does not go into effect until January 1, 2015 and will not affect any...more

5/21/2014 - Data Protection Employee Rights Passwords

What’s New with the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued two new Guidance documents in March. Use of Background Checks - The EEOC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which enforces the Fair Credit...more

3/24/2014 - Compliance EEOC Enforcement FCRA FTC

Ding Dong the NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

For several months now we have been watching the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) poster requirement suffer defeat after defeat in federal courts throughout the country. January 2 was the deadline for the Board to file...more

1/8/2014 - Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

Update – Administering Benefits in a Post-DOMA World

Here is a brief update to our September 24, 2013 alert, which addressed the administration of employee benefits as well as federal income taxes and FMLA leave following this summer’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in United...more

12/3/2013 - DOL DOMA EBSA Employee Benefits ERISA FMLA IRC SCOTUS US v Windsor

New California Pregnancy Disability Leave Rules Put to the Test

Effective December 30, 2012, California implemented various changes to its Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), which are beginning to be put to the test. The new regulations expand when an employee may be considered...more

9/26/2013

The EEO-1 Report Filing Date is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready?

The EEOC prefers that these reports be filed on-line through the EEO-1 Online Filing System on its website – www.eeoc.gov. There is a sample EEO-1 Report available on the EEOC’s website as well. However, this cannot be...more

8/2/2013 - EEO-1 EEOC Filing Deadlines

The EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding Those with Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, and Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace

The four separate EEOC Q&A Guidance documents each are about 10 pages long. So, for those of you without the spare time to review them all, here is a brief “Cliff Note version.” ...more

5/21/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Reasonable Accommodation

New Gun Law Passes in Tennessee

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed a new gun law for our state, which will go into effect on July 1....more

3/19/2013 - Firearms Gun Laws Gun Permits Safety Precautions Zero Tolerance Policies

A Friendly Reminder to Begin Using the New DOL FMLA Poster and Forms

In follow-up to our February 6 alert concerning the Department of Labor’s (DOL) issuance of new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, remember that these go into effect this Friday, March 8, 2013. Accordingly, as...more

3/5/2013 - Deadlines DOL FMLA Notice Requirements

New FMLA Regulations Issued in Final Form

Aside from the new poster requirement, the other change in the new regulations which is anticipated to have the most widespread effect on employers is the “clarification” of the increments in which employers can require...more

2/7/2013 - DOL FMLA TRICARE USERRA

New Sixth Circuit ADA Opinion May Make Employers Rethink How They Engage in the Interactive Process

Nicholas Keith has been deaf since birth. After initially being offered a job as a lifeguard for Oakland County, Michigan, he, like all other County lifeguards, had to undergo a physical performed by a physician retained by...more

1/24/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination Keith v County of Oakland Reasonable Accommodation

The Department of Labor Provides Clarification as to When Employees Can Use FMLA Leave to Care for Adult Children

Regarding situation (1) above, the DOL states that although the 26 weeks of “injured service member care leave” can only be used once per service member for the same illness or injury, employees also would be eligible to use...more

1/22/2013 - ADAAA Adult Children Disability DOL FMLA Injured Service Member Care Leave

Another Not-So-Subtle “Message” from the EEOC

What would the holidays be without a visit from the EEOC! Its latest visit was to Dillard’s – to stop by to pick up a $2 million settlement check this week in connection with an ADA class action filed in California back...more

12/21/2012 - ADA EEOC FMLA GINA

Holiday Cheer with Less Legal Fear

To start, for any company-sponsored gathering, liability cannot be totally eliminated. Even if attendance is completely voluntary for your employees, if the event is held on your property they will still be “invitees” like...more

12/6/2012 - Dram Shop Laws Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties Liability Insurance Premises Liability

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