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7th Circuit Rules That Extreme Obesity Is Not An ADA Impairment (At Least On These Facts)
We have blogged previously about obesity in the workplace.
United States
12 Jul 2019
High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
4 Jul 2019
OSHA And Title VII On Workplace Violence In Healthcare And Social Assistance
Fifth Circuit rules on Title VII liability concerning workplace violence in a healthcare setting involving third parties.
United States
18 Feb 2019
Workplace Hazards And Pregnancy – What's An Employer To Do?
Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers must evaluate their safety protections for pregnant women and engage in the interactive process with employees to find reasonable accommodations.
United States
14 Sep 2018
Watch Out: Workplace Smells, ADA Disability, Telecommuting, And An EEOC Lawsuit
According to the EEOC in this just filed lawsuit, a home care services provider in North Carolina violated federal disability rights law when it rejected telecommuting requests from an employee whose asthma and COPD ...
United States
16 Aug 2017
Rescind That Job Offer After Her Notice Of Pregnancy? Maybe Not
In a recent Minnesota Supreme Court case, LaPoint v Family Orthodontics, P.A., A15-0396 (Apr. 5, 2017) ...
United States
3 May 2017
EEOC Rule On Affirmative Action For Individuals With Disabilities In Federal Employment
Seyfarth Synopsis: These new regulations require federal agencies to be "model employers" of individuals with disabilities.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Have Yourself A Safe, Undistracted, And Accident Free Holiday
Keep your holidays happy and safe. At this time of year, employers need to be especially vigilant to keep and maintain a safe workplace environment...
United States
9 Dec 2016
Court Denies Preliminary Injunction On New OSHA Rules On Drug-Testing, Retaliation Claims, And Accident Reporting
The Federal District Court has denied industry's request to enjoin OSHA's new rules on mandatory post-accident drug screenings and safety incentive programs, workplace retaliation...
United States
1 Dec 2016
Nursing Manager, Removed From Patient Case, Seeks Supreme Court Review In Discrimination Case
Petitioner to the Supreme Court claims that the Sixth Circuit engaged in a "separate but equal" rationale when it rejected her claim that her employer discriminated against her based on race...
United States
21 Apr 2016
Second Circuit Court Holds HR Director Is Individually The "Employer"
In an opinion last week, the Second Circuit ruled that a company's human resources (HR) director could be held individually liable for Family and Medical Leave Act violations.
United States
30 Mar 2016
FTC Publishes Big Data Report – Provides "Recommendations To Business"
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just released a report on Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues (Report), January 6, 2016.
United States
24 Jan 2016
Bullying In The Workplace – What Employers Need To Know
What happens when an employee reports a bullying incident on the plant floor or in the office, or for that matter, while at the company's holiday party?
United States
15 Dec 2015
Implications For Employers In Navigating Transgender Employee Requests For Access To Employer Facilities
A transgender woman filed a complaint last week against a large healthcare employer alleging sex discrimination in violation of Title VII.
United States
13 Dec 2015
President Declares "National Impaired Driving Prevention Month"
By Proclamation, President Obama has declared December 2015, to be "National Impaired Driving Prevention Month." 80 Fed. Reg. 75781 (December 3, 2015).
United States
7 Dec 2015
DOL Publishes How-To Guide For Inclusive Internship Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has recently released the "Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers" (How-To-Guide).
United States
15 Sep 2015
Workplace Violence – Putting Employers On The Horns Of A Dilemma
Employers today can find themselves in a seemingly untenable dilemma when they have violence threaten to invade their workplaces.
United States
17 Aug 2015
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