Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 26, Issue 4 -- April 2014


In This Issue:

- EEOC v. Ford Motor Company: Is Telecommuting A Reasonable Accommodation After All?

Over a year ago, we published an Employment Law Commentary on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) v. Ford Motor Company, a federal district court decision in the Eastern District of Michigan, which held that telecommuting would only rarely be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and, accordingly, granted summary judgment in favor of the employer Ford....

- Introduction of a Universal Minimum Wage in Germany: Update:

While the majority of countries across the EU (including France, the UK and most of Eastern Europe) have introduced a statutory minimum wage, this has not been the case in Germany so far. Instead, minimum wages have been introduced sector-by-sector via negotiated collective bargaining agreements between labor unions and employer associations. Consequently, up until now, minimum wage rates have not applied across the board for all industries and employers, but only for certain specific sectors of employment (e.g., the construction sector)...

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