Lawsuit based on lies? Employer may win fees

  • January 29, 2018

Courts don’t want to dissuade employees from filing lawsuits by ordering workers to pay the employer’s legal fees. However, that’s not the case when an employee...

Pennsylvania bill would restrict noncompetes

  • January 26, 2018

A bill before the Pennsylvania General Assembly would make Pennsylvania one of the states most hostile to noncompete agreements. Pennsylvania House Bill 1938 would...

Cal/OSHA issuing more first-aid kit citations

  • January 25, 2018

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—is issuing more citations to employers that violate a General Industry Safety Order...

Yes, coming to work is an essential function

  • January 04, 2018

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, workers with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. But once their employers have accommodated...

ADA: Extended leave not always reasonable

  • January 04, 2018

Draconian workplace rules that call for automatically firing workers who run out of leave have consistently been held to violate the ADA. That may be changing, at least...

Be careful rescinding offer after medical exam

  • December 28, 2017

Employers that withdraw a job offer following a pre-employment medical examination risk being sued. Counter by being able to point to a specific task or set of tasks the...

Prepare to explain necessity of medical exams

  • December 21, 2017

Employers that require all employees to undergo medical exams either annually or following injury or illness may have a hard time justifying their policies under the ADA.