Archive for the ‘ADA’ Category

As we start the New Year, employers would be wise to conduct an audit of their employee handbooks to make sure they are up-to-date and legally compliant.  What are some of the top issues you will want to be aware of regarding potential changes for 2016?  There are many. First and foremost, you will want […]

The HR world constantly changes at all levels, including federal, state, and city ordinances. HR managers, especially those that work for small businesses, often have a hard time keeping up with changing laws. In fact, more than 90% of companies seek outside advice on compliance issues. Employment lawsuits have increased 400% in the last 20 […]

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v UPS. The case addresses the application of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) and the level of accommodations that must be provided to pregnant woman seeking to have modified duty because of temporary impairments or work restrictions (such as lifting limits). The Court […]

Melissa Fleischer, Esq. recently was a guest speaker on the Legal Talk Network’s episode of Workers Comp Matters.  In this episode host Alan Pierce interviews Melissa Fleischer, Esq.  from HR Learning Center LLC. This podcast will provide you with information regarding FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation claim rights and duties.    

When you have an employee with a known disability, it is imperative that you not act before you have thought through whether the employee’s actions could be caused by his/her disability. South San Francisco Walgreens recently learned this lesson when the EEOC sued the largest drug store chain in America for disability discrimination. What happened […]

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICALS: EMPLOYERS BEWARE Recently, the EEOC decided to breathe some life into the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act by taking a much more aggressive approach to the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. The EEOC has identified genetic discrimination as one of its six national priorities. Thus, they recently commenced an action against two different companies that […]

Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA? Recently, the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company,  held that it might be. In this case, Jane Harris, an employee with irritable bowel syndrome requested the opportunity to telecommute and work several days a week from home. Ford Motor Company refused claiming that an essential […]