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Generalizations, Speculation And Stereotypes About Disabled Individuals Do Not Justify Refusal To Accommodate Use Of Service Animals Under The ADA
On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, issued a precedential opinion.
United States
10 Sep 2019
Employers Should Be Prepared For The Challenges Of The 2019 Hurricane Season
Executive Summary: As Hurricane Dorian, the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, bears down on Florida, the approaching storm serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared
United States
2 Sep 2019
DOL Announces Meeting To Solicit Public Input On Aviation Act Whistleblower Protection Provision – AIR21
On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") announced it will hold a meeting on October 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of soliciting public comments...
United States
23 Aug 2019
Illinois Governor Enacts Major Illinois Employment Law Changes
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois. See Public Act 101-0221
United States
19 Aug 2019
Mess With The Bull, Get The Horns
We all know workplace violence is no laughing matter. All HR professionals should be well versed in the laws applicable to weapons in the workplace at all of your organization's locations.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Bird Box: These Pandemic Planning Tips Are Beautiful, Please Look
If you have not seen the film, chances are you have at least seen the memes and hype surrounding Netflix's new horror movie, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock as the protagonist, Malorie
United States
5 Feb 2019
OSHA Rescinds Part Of Electronic Records Rule And Adjusts Maximum Penalties For 2019
On January 24, 2019, citing a need to protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule.
United States
31 Jan 2019
Federal Government Shutdown Effect On Employers
The U.S. Antideficiency Act calls for a partial government shutdown when Congress fails to appropriate annual funds to agencies.
United States
22 Jan 2019
For Employers, Inclement Weather Preparedness Includes Readying For Employee Questions On How Office Closures Affect Pay, Leaves Of Absence, And More
Executive Summary: Winter Storm Avery may be on its way out, but the early winter weather is a reminder that employers should be prepared to address storm-related issues ...
United States
21 Nov 2018
New FMLA Forms Available From Department Of Labor
Executive Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms on September 4, 2018.
United States
24 Oct 2018
Welcome To The Holiday Season! Reminders For Hiring Seasonal Employees
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that holiday season hiring started as early as June this year.
United States
28 Sep 2018
What Issues May Employers Be Required To Address As Hurricane Florence Threatens?
As the East Coast of the U.S. braces for Hurricane Florence, the approaching storm serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared to address storm-related issues if they are required to close their businesses...
United States
17 Sep 2018
OSHA Proposes Rescinding Part Of Electronic Records Rule
Executive Summary: On July 27, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a news release stating that it has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...
United States
13 Aug 2018
Are Workplace Wellness Programs A Waste Of Time And Money?
"Workplace wellness programs cover over 50 million workers and are intended to reduce medical spending, increase productivity, and improve well-being.
United States
5 Feb 2018
Nebraska Supreme Court OK's Employee's Vocational Rehabilitation Plan
Nebraska law permits the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court to approve vocational rehabilitation plans to facilitate certain injured workers' return to gainful employment.
United States
31 Jan 2018
Daddy's Home 2—Fisticuffs In The Workplace
While the holiday season can be a time of great joy and celebration, it also can be loaded with stress. Indeed, the pressures or preparing for the holiday ...
United States
29 Nov 2017
OSHA Extends Date For Electronically Submitting Injury And Illness Reports
The rule requires certain employers that already submit physical records of workplace injuries and illnesses to do so electronically.
United States
29 Nov 2017
Department Of Transportation Adds Four New Drugs To Testing Panel
Executive Summary: On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it is amending its drug-testing program to require testing for synthetic opioids.
United States
23 Nov 2017
Employers Should Be Prepared To Deal With The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, many employers are faced with questions as they prepare to resume normal operations.
United States
7 Sep 2017
HR Issues That Arise When Natural Disasters Hit
Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, raise a host of issues for employers, regardless of whether these employers have a direct presence in the affected areas...
United States
5 Sep 2017
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