Even some common injuries can be disabilities

  • June 19, 2018

Under the ADA, each worker’s disability must be considered on an individualized basis. Thus, a condition that might not slow down one person may have a more profound...

Department of Labor opinion letters are back

  • June 18, 2018

As part of fulfilling its mission to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and other laws—and in recognition of their complexity—the DOL allows employers to...

Aging, aching joints drive disability trends

  • June 13, 2018

Disability claims for joint disorders and musculoskeletal issues have increased significantly over the past 10 years in the U.S., according to data from Unum, the...

Battery maker charged with pay violations

  • June 07, 2018

Eastern Penn Manufacturing Co. in Lyon Station, Pa., faces a lawsuit after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the company...

States take lead on paid family leave laws

  • June 06, 2018

With the legislative agenda bogged down on Capitol Hill, look for states to step up efforts to enact laws that mandate some form of paid family leave. Some recent...

$8 million award prompts Chipotle to settle

  • May 25, 2018

The verdict grabbed the attention of company executives: The Chipotle restaurant chain quickly tendered a settlement offer when a California jury awarded almost $8...