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Can Telecommuting Be A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA?

Last month, in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan) held for the first time that employers may be required to permit employees to telecommute as a...more

5/8/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Employee Rights Employer Mandates Ford Motor Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Employment Alert

In This Issue: EEOC's Latest Target - Severance Agreements; Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Law May Require Employers to Provide Response to Unemployment Information Requests; and Supreme Court Clarifies that...more

4/7/2014 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues FICA Taxes SCOTUS Severance Agreements Severance Pay

Supreme Court Clarifies That Severance Payments Are Taxable

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Justice Kagan recused herself) in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., Case No. 12-1408 that severance payments made to employees who were involuntarily terminated are...more

4/1/2014 - FICA Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Pay

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Plans' Modified Statute Of Limitations

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision earlier this week finding that employee benefit plans can set reasonable time limitations on when a plan participant may bring a lawsuit seeking plan benefits – even...more

12/18/2013 - Employee Benefits ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

E-Cigarettes In The Workplace: A Burning New Question For Employers

In just a few short years, electronic-cigarettes (also known as “e-cigarettes” or “vapes”) have become a burgeoning industry in the United States. In case you are like me and are always last to know about the latest trends,...more

11/27/2013 - Smokers Smoking Bans

DOL To Compel Federal Contractors To Hire More Veterans And Disabled Individuals

As expected, new U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has wasted little time implementing a number of agenda items in the few short weeks since his Senate confirmation. Most recently, Secretary Perez announced two...more

9/3/2013 - Affirmative Action Anti-Discrimination Policies Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination DOL Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

DOL Issues Clarification Of FMLA Rights For Same-Sex Spouses

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued updated guidance for employers concerning the rights of same-sex spouses under the Family and...more

8/16/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Security Is Key To "BYOD" Policies

In the last several years, there has been an explosion in the number of workers who use their own personal mobile devices to perform work functions (commonly referred to as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD”)....more

7/16/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Business Development Cell Phones Cybersecurity Mobile Devices Security Technology

Unpaid Internships May Cost Your Business Dearly In The Long Run

Summer has finally arrived. While many of us will soon become consumed with pool parties, backyard barbeques, and well-deserved vacations, a new crop of summer interns is just beginning their first endeavor in the working...more

6/20/2013 - Child Labor DOL FLSA Internships Minimum Wage Unpaid Interns Wages

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