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Bendinelli Law Firm to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Law Firm Fired Legal Assistant the Day After She Disclosed Her Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - DENVER - The Bendinelli Law Firm has agreed to pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Employers, Why Don't You Require That Employees Call Two Phone Numbers to Request FMLA Leave?

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I conducted FMLA training this week for a client making fairly significant changes to the manner it administers FMLA leave. They not only are educating managers about their role and responsibilities under the FMLA, but...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Sixth Circuit Shows That Balancing ADA Obligations With Enforcement Of Workplace Rules Is Far From An Exercise In Futility

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers face a tough challenge in trying to balance their obligations under the ADA with efforts to enforce workplace rules. A recent decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: Should You Apply for a Voluntary Plan?

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Under Washington’s upcoming Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) insurance program, eligible employees will be entitled to paid family and medical leave, as detailed in our previous advisory....more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

B.F. Saul Companies, Hospitality Group to Pay $210,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Hotel Owner/Operators Fired Female Employee With Breast Cancer a Week Before Surgery, Federal Agency Charged - WASHINGTON - The B.F. Saul group of real estate companies will pay $210,000 and furnish significant equitable...more

Winstead PC

A Whole Employer Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

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Addressing the opioid epidemic challenges employers due to the many overlapping laws and its many varied facets. One survey reported that 70% of employers have felt some impact from drug abuse, such as absenteeism, use of...more

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Hagemeyer North America, Inc. Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Leading Industrial Supplies Provider Fired Employee After He Requested Leave Due to a Medical Condition, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA - Vallen Distribution, Inc. d/b/a Hagemeyer North America, Inc., a national leading...more

Polsinelli

Navigating FMLA: May An Employee Be Entitled to Leave Beyond 12 Weeks?

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In certain circumstances, an employee may begin a leave of absence prior to being eligible to take leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). ...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Universal Diversified for Disability Discrimination

Sheet Metal Companies Fired Employee After He Lost One Eye Because of Stigmas Associated With Disability, Federal Agency Charges - MIAMI - Universal Diversified Enterprises, Inc. and Universal Diversified Solutions LLC,...more

FordHarrison

Advantage Serena: Employment Issues Raised by Tennis Star’s Return to Work

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Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time–man or woman–period. In her 25-year professional career, she has dominated on the tennis court by winning nearly 40 major titles (singles and doubles). Roger...more

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G4S Secure Solutions Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Charge For $90,000

Company Violated Federal Law by Denying a Security Guard a Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency Charged - HONOLULU, Hawaii - G4S Secure Solutions, Inc., a security company in Hawaii, will pay $90,000 and provide other...more

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Kessinger Hunter Management to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Company Refused Employee's Request for One-Week Extension of Medical Leave to Recuperate From Surgery, Federal Agency Charged - ST. LOUIS - Kessinger Hunter Management, Inc. (KHMI), a national commercial property...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

U.S. DOL Issues First FMLA Opinion Letters In Nearly A Decade

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Constantly evolving employment risk, often brought on by a change of administration (federal or state), is one of the most difficult aspects of running a successful business. Overnight, a lawful employment practice might be...more

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Otto Candies to Pay $165,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Marine Transportation Provider Fired Deckhand Because of His Recurrent Pancreatitis, Federal Agency Charged - NEW ORLEANS - Otto Candies, LLC has agreed to pay a former employee $165,000 and provide other relief to settle...more

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EEOC Sues Stanley Black & Decker For Disability Discrimination

Tool Manufacturer Fired Employee Who Needed Leave for Medical Treatment, Federal Agency Says - BALTIMORE - Stanley Black & Decker Inc., a global diversified industrial company, violated federal law when it terminated an...more

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Custom Fabrication & Engineering Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination And Retaliation

Company Refused to Return Employee to Work After Stroke Because It Regarded Him as Disabled and Fired Him for Filing a Charge, Federal Agency Charges - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Custom Fabrication & Engineering, doing business...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

EEOC Consent Decree A Reminder That Attendance Policies Must Have An ADA Escape Valve

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In July the EEOC announced the terms of a consent decree settling claims of systemic disability discrimination against a global metal products manufacturer. Pursuant to the terms of the decree, the employer will pay $1...more

McAfee & Taft

The dangers of ‘100% healed’ and ‘no restrictions’ policies

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability, unless doing so would trigger significant operational difficulties and/or expenses...more

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

Oh Baby! 10 Tips for What HR Can Expect When an Employee is Expecting

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September is the most common birth month in the United States, making August a common time for HR professionals to be preparing for maternity leaves and other issues surrounding pregnant employees. Here are ten practical tips...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Update Regarding the NYC Temporary Schedule Change Law

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As we previously reported, the New York City Temporary Schedule Change Law took effect on July 18, 2018. The law authorizes eligible employees to make temporary changes to their work schedule for certain “personal events,” up...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

[Podcast]: New York City Temporary Schedule Change Law

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, senior counsel Harris Mufson and associate Laura Fant discuss the New York City Temporary Schedule Change Law that recently went to effect. This law effectively requires employers to...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Must An Employer Grant a Request for Indefinite Leave?

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What do you do when an employee wants leave for a medical condition, but has already exhausted or is not eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act? Tread carefully....more

Epstein Becker & Green

Massachusetts Enacts New Minimum Wage and Paid Leave Law

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On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed House Bill 4640, “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave, and the Sales Tax Holiday” (“Act”). Rather than leave the issues to voters this...more

Snell & Wilmer

The Family Medical Leave Act and Benefit Plans: What comes first – the Law or the Employer’s Established Policy?

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An employer that employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year is subject to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Therefore, often...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Mandatory Posting Requirement Announced for NYC Temporary Schedule Change Law

As we have previously reported, effective July 18, 2018, employers in New York City are now required to grant employee requests for temporary work schedule changes when needed for certain medical and family care purposes. ...more

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