Human Resources

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The EEOC has issued a proposed revision to its guidance on workplace retaliation—the first since 1998—that could radically change how enforcement authorities and courts define retaliation and its causes.

A federal court has issued an injunction preventing an employer from firing a worker seeking to take FMLA leave until the litigation ends. That could take years.
Usually, judges rule it’s not a reasonable ADA accommodation to not have to work for a particular supervisor. In other words, a disabled worker can’t demand a transfer away from a specific supervisor, even if that supervisor may aggravate the employee’s disability.
Check out this cartoon as a manager handles documentation for firing.
Minnesota led the 50 states on Gallup’s 2015 Job Creation Index with an average score of +38, based on workers’ reports of hiring activity at their place of employment.
Employees who claim they are disabled and need an accommodation must do two things: Tell their employer that they are disabled and request a reasonable accommodation.

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a new ruling that only solidifies its activist posture of the last few years.

The fact that a supervisor may favor a subordinate with whom he is romantically linked doesn’t justify a sex discrimination or harassment lawsuit by someone who isn’t involved in the affair.
The union membership rate—the percent of hourly and salaried workers who were union members—was 11.1% in 2015, unchanged from 2014, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It can take a long time to process an FMLA request, especially if the employee doesn’t promptly respond to demands to provide medical certification of the need for leave.