Employment Law

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When it comes to establishing "reasonable accommodations" for disabled employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts the burden squarely on employees' shoulders to speak up about their needs for accommodation. ...
Issue: Paying nonexempt workers for travel time can be tricky, especially if it involves several work sites or overnight travel.
Risk: Thousands of dollars, or more, in back pay ...
Issue: Repetitive-stress injuries didn't disappear just because OSHA's mandatory rules were repealed.
Risk: Ergonomic injuries hurt productivity and, surprisingly, you're still vulnerable to government penalties ...
Issue: Courts may hold your harassment-prevention efforts to a higher standard when young workers are involved.
Risk: Big court judgments, ugly PR and damaged morale ...
Warning: Courts may view especially young workers differently when it comes to the issue of harassment, affording them more leeway when they fail ...
Issue: How long must you accommodate medical-related leaves of absence?
Benefit: Court rulings give you legal backing to draw a line in the calendar.
Action: Don't let employees ...
The legal risks of providing references on ex-employees has caused some companies to put up a "No references" sign. That's not a smart move. Eventually, refusing ...
Issue: EEOC's revamped EEO-1 form could add new burdens on your compliance paperwork.
Risk: You can be fined for "willful" noncompliance ...
For more than 30 years, a company sponsored blood donation drives twice a year. Employees could participate during paid work time. But when the com-pany changed its policy, ...
Expect more headaches (and questions from employees) when trying to complete your EEO-1 form next year. Reason: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing changes to the government form, ...