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In a case dubbed “the mystery of the devious defecator” by a Georgia federal district judge, an Atlanta jury recently awarded a $2.2 million verdict against a company that requested DNA samples from two workers in an attempt...more
Bloomberg just reported last week that the Apple Watch “is eroding demand for traditional timepieces.” That’s not just a bad sign for watch retailers, but for employers who continue to have to keep up with the ever-shrinking...more
Is your company aware that federal regulations require that employers retain certain personnel and employment records related to its selection procedures? A recent lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...more
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Think you've heard every cautionary workplace tale? Believe it or not, you probably haven't – the real question is, how prepared are you to handle wildly unusual complaints, extreme accommodation requests, and highly awkward...more
Someone repeatedly defecated in the warehouse and the employer conducted an investigation. Two employees were at work at the time of the foul conduct; the employer ordered them to give a DNA sample – by submitting to a cheek...more
On May 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) certification and notification forms, with a new expiration date of May 31, 2018. Employers using the DOL forms...more
Effective immediately, employers have new versions of the seven DOL-issued Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms to use.
These new forms are identical to the prior forms, except that they contain some new Genetic...more
Last week's historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage dominated the news across the country. Among its many effects, this ruling means that human resources departments will be busy revising Family and...more
In a previous post we discussed the Northern District of Georgia’s decision in Lowe v. Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC, (N.D.Ga. May 5, 2015), holding that an employer violated the Genetic Information...more
The United States Department of Labor recently revised many of the forms it recommends employers use to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The most significant changes add references to the Genetic...more
On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The controversy started when Atlas Logistics Group Retail...more
Have you ever had a mystery employee defecating around your warehouse, damaging goods? Have you ever considered asking employees to provide cheek cell samples to determine the identity of the defecator? Hopefully, the...more
It’s not often that it comes up, but at a recent presentation, I discussed the implications of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, 2008––“GINA”––with the audience.
A slight digression is necessary: GINA, a...more
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued updated health care provider certification forms for employers to provide employees who request leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The new forms include the...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued five new Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification forms.
When the DOL issued its March 2013 revision to the FMLA regulations, its primary purpose was to address the...more
The changes to employees’ rights to take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) go into effect July 1, 2015. Your company should be prepared only if it has done the following (...).
The amended CFRA...more
With little fanfare and no advance notice, the Department of Labor (DOL) has posted new model Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. The previous model FMLA forms expired on February 28, 2015 (note the expiration date in the...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new versions of the agency's template Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms, which have been approved for use for the next three years. The new...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published updated health care provider certification forms for employers to provide employees who request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) due to any one of the...more
With summer right around the corner, the federal Department of Labor hasn’t taken off on vacation quite yet. Rather, the DOL has been hard at work issuing new Family and Medical Leave Act notices and medical certification...more
Action Item: The Department of Labor’s release of new model Family and Medical Leave Act notice and certification forms serves as an important reminder that all covered employers should periodically review their FMLA...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new forms for employers to use in connection with employee leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new forms, which replace the forms that expired in February,...more
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We have previously stated, although in somewhat tongue-in-cheek fashion, that labor and employment is the “TMZ”...more
On May 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Copies of the updated forms, which should be used through May 31, 2018, are available...more
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