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Southern District Court Of California Affirms That Employees Are Not Entitled To Multi-Month, Indefinite Medical Leaves Of...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

California employers can breathe a sigh of relief in light of a recent decision from the Southern District Court of California. In Ruiz v. ParadigmWorks Group, Inc., the Court held that an employer is not required to extend...more

Allowing Employee to Use Donated Leave Time Not a Required ADA Accommodation

Some employers use a formal or informal system that allows employees to donate accrued leave time to one another, usually in the context of a serious personal or medical problem. In a recent unpublished decision, the Tenth...more

Donations Not Accepted – ADA Does Not Require Continued Use Of Leave Donation Program

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Many employers have programs allowing employees to donate their own time off to another employee with serious medical or family issues. A dilemma often faced by employers with these policies is whether continued use of such...more

Avoiding Mistakes in Responding to Accommodation Requests

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Working understaffed is never easy for managers or the rest of the work force. The concern about getting the work done creates pressures on everyone....more

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2018

by Payne & Fears on

Rojas v. HSBC Card Services Inc., 228 Cal. Rptr. 3d 640 (2018)- Summary: Installing recording device and recording calls on company phones renders actions intentional under California Invasion of Privacy Act. ...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VI: Employment and Fringe Benefit Related Provisions

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

BACKGROUND - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) creates, modifies or eliminates a number of employment and employee fringe benefit related provisions of the Code. Both employers and employees need to be aware of these...more

Austin, Texas Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

The Austin, Texas City Council has enacted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance, becoming the first southern city to pass such a law for private sector employees. The ordinance will take effect on October 1, 2018 for...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part II - Court Cases Impacting Labor & Employment Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, passing laws and handing down decisions regarding wages, rest periods, harassment, workplace discrimination and free...more

New Act in Puerto Rico Establishes a Special Paid Leave for Employees Suffering from Catastrophic Illnesses

by Littler on

The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 28 (“Act 28”), entitling all employees, including temporary employees, to take up to six days of paid leave per year if they suffer from a “catastrophic illness.”...more

EEOC Sues West Meade Place, LLP For Disability Discrimination

Company Fired Employee Because of Her Anxiety Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee-based West Meade Place LLP, doing business as The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place, violated federal law...more

New Tax Law Provides Employer Tax Credit for Compensation Paid to Employees While on Family and Medical Leave

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The new federal tax law, signed by President Trump in December, contains a number of provisions that will impact the workplace and employers. In a previous alert, we described how the new tax law eliminated the ability to...more

Vantage Drilling Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Drilling Contractor Fired Employee Because of Heart Attack, Federal Agency Charges - HOUSTON - Vantage, a Houston-based group of interrelated energy, drilling and management companies, violated federal law by firing an...more

PA Issues Report on Paid Family Leave

As you may recall, we previously wrote about the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to research options for paid family leave models in the Commonwealth....more

Interplay Of FMLA And ADA Precludes Employers From Automatically Terminating Employees At End Of FMLA Leave

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q: Can my company fire an employee once the person has exhausted his or her FMLA leave entitlement? A: Many employers are surprised to learn that they may not necessarily terminate an employee if he or she does not return...more

EEOC Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Heritage Home Group

Home Furnishings Company Denied Accommodation to and Fired Employee, Federal Agency Charges - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Heritage Home Group, LLC (Heritage Home), a North Carolina corporation that designs, manufactures, sources...more

Greektown Casino to Pay $140,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Detroit Casino Refused to Grant Extended Leave and Fired Employee with Stress-Anxiety Disorder, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT - A Detroit casino operator will pay $140,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability...more

Dear Littler: Is an Extended Leave of Absence a Reasonable Accommodation Required by the ADA?

by Littler on

Dear Littler: One of our key employees was injured in a serious car accident. She qualified for, and took, a full 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to recover. She was supposed to return to work...more

Plaintiff Petitions The Supreme Court To Hear Extended Leave ADA Case

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On January 18th, the plaintiff in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft Inc. petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review his case, in which he claimed that a multi-month leave under the ADA, beyond the Family and Medical...more

Tax Reform and the HR Department: What You Need to Know Even If You Don’t Really Like Anything That Contains the Word TAX

by Lane Powell PC on

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed into law H.R. 1 — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — a sweeping tax reform law that promises to entirely change the tax landscape. Because no description of tax is ever free from...more

New Year, Same Accommodations…Employer Forced to Shell Out Millions for Failure to Accommodate Employee on Disability Leave

Accommodate - verb, to make suitable or consistent; adapt - This simple word, or the lack thereof, is costing a California non-profit, the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. (AADAP), a lot more than a broken New...more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement in Employee Handbook

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a court's decision finding an arbitration agreement is valid and enforceable even when located in an employee handbook containing a general disclaimer that the handbook is...more

2018 Tax Reform Series: Is Your Company Eligible For A Tax Credit For Paid Leave?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Below is the third article in our series covering the employee benefits-related changes contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by the President on December 22, 2017. The Act provides employers with a welcome tax...more

Courts Continue To Grapple With Leave As A Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

When is it safe to terminate an employee who has exhausted (or is ineligible for) Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, but who is unable to return to work? This question continues to confound employers, and has been the...more

ADA Alert: Seventh Circuit Significantly Restricts Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation… but Cities, States and Other Circuits Take...

by Vedder Price on

Employers, at least those in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, have finally been given clear guidance regarding how much leave an employee should be given when he or she is unable to perform the essential functions of his or...more

Does The ADA Require An Employer To Extend A Leave Taken Under The FMLA?

by Roetzel & Andress on

Are you an employer who must provide benefits to employees under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) because you have had 50 or more employees for at least 20 weeks during the past year? If so, do you sometimes get...more

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