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Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
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Internal Investigations: Soup to Nuts (March 13, 2014)
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Employment Law Issues for Health Care Employers
Employee Benefits Issues in California Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decisions
Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases
Polsinelli Podcasts - Best Kept Secrets of the Americans WIth Disabilities Act
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Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
Polsinelli Podcast - Business Litigation Survival Guide
Polsinelli Podcast - Immigration Compliance: What Every Employer Should Know About the Form I-9
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)... *Liability and Data Breach Sold Separately
What to Do When the Government Comes Calling – Interview with Peter Chavkin, Member, Mintz Levin
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Employers should recognize an employee’s zone of privacy in the workplace. Business owners and managers need to understand that while they have their employees’ attention for much of the workday, there are limits. An employer...more
Oh, you better watch out! A lot of employers have been naughty. I checked the court dockets, and would you believe all of these employment lawsuits filed in the week before Christmas! ...more
The only thing certain about disasters and pandemics is that they are uncertain. You never know who, what, where, why and when they will strike. But whatever the cause, a disaster or pandemic can have a serious impact on a...more
Some employers have a high threshold for tolerating abusive employees. Outbursts or confrontations that are grounds for automatic termination by one company may only prompt corrective action from another. A recent decision...more
This one is a real headache.
Sam oversees a storage area for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and during certain times of the year, his position requires a fairly extensive amount of overtime. For...more
This is terrible advice on so many levels. First, an employee who doesn’t have even the relatively minimal income provided by unemployment is going to be that much more likely to sue you — as a matter of financial survival,...more
On Monday December 8, 2014, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Mireille Derosiers v. Diageo North America, Inc. et al. holding that the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (the...more
Employers implementing new voluntary workplace wellness programs that are otherwise compliant with regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are nevertheless finding themselves in the crosshairs of the Equal Employment...more
Ordinarily, employers think of anti-harassment policies as a means of defending themselves against harassment claims rather than a source of liability. However, a recent decision from a U.S. District Court in Connecticut...more
In a clear example of what not to do under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a simple and avoidable mistake turned into almost $1 million in liability for an employer accused of firing an employee for sleeping on the...more
Weldon Williams, a pharmacist, suffered from diabetes which limited his ability to stand for extended periods of time. Williams sued his former employer Revco Discount Drug Centers, Inc., d/b/a CVS Pharmacy, Inc. ("CVS")...more
Employers often feel forced to walk on eggshells around employees who have made informal or formal complaints of discrimination, and often go so far as excusing otherwise inappropriate conduct for fear of a retaliation claim...more
Federal Agency Obtains Relief for Three Jewel Employees Denied Accommodation; Extension of Consent Decree by One Year; Jewel to Pay EEOC Attorneys' Fees -
CHICAGO - Federal District Judge Ronald A. Guzman has entered a...more
Action Item: Employers with wellness programs that involve higher premiums or other increased cost-sharing for employees who do not participate should contact us immediately to discuss their wellness strategies and to assess...more
You’re an employer who tries to do the right thing. But what hidden traps are out there, waiting to grab your ankle and yank you into a lawsuit? Here are a few that cause trouble for even the best employers...more
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
Buried near the end of articles in the New York Times and The Washington Post about the first United States Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was the observation that the quarantine being imposed on Mr. Duncan’s fiancée, her...more
According to reports, more than half of all businesses with over 200 employees ask employees to participate in biometric screening, and nearly 10% of them provide a financial incentive for employees to participate. As a part...more
The EEOC recently sued Honeywell International, Inc., claiming that Honeywell’s wellness program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Although the EEOC...more
Our company has been considering implementing financial incentives for employees to participate in biometric screening as part of an employee wellness program. Are there legal issues we should be...more
The dramatic inconsistency between federal and state law with regard to the use of marijuana may mean that employers with zero tolerance policies for marijuana use will face an increasing likelihood of litigation over the...more
While my entries have focused principally on the employer shared responsibility rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every once in a while an item comes along that nevertheless grabs my attention. The treatment of wellness...more
There is a saying that “timing is everything,” and in some instances of employment termination, the timing, if not everything, may still be an important consideration....more
As we approach the end of the year, many employers are in the process of completing annual performance reviews and making decisions related to employee compensation. As a result of normal water cooler talk and office...more
A significant Pregnancy Discrimination Act case is before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., (No.12-1226, cert. granted July 1, 2014, 4th Cir., 707 F.3d 437 (2013)) (referred to in this...more
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