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Coronavirus

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Coronavirus – Jaws or Y2K*? For you the employer, for you the HR Director, for you the person in charge of paid leave and benefits and.....continue

Reasons for FMLA leave

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Twelve weeks of leave Eligible employees are entitled to take 12 weeks of FMLA under the following circumstances: ..continue

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Tourette syndrome, the ADA and racial harassment

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An employer between a rock and a hard place And you thought you had problems! A medical clinic in the St. Louis area had two.....continue

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Make your workplace a SUE-free zone

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Ten ways employers get themselves sued (Part One) Take care of yourself! In medicine, sometimes the practices that get people in trouble are pretty simple......continue

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Court weighs evidence – bus (driver)'s obesity not a disability

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Another court says obesity is not a "disability" This is getting to be a trend. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ..continue

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Measles in the workplace – just the FAQs ma’am

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On May 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 880 individual cases of measles had been confirmed in 23 states.....continue

Obesity - disability, impairment, disease? Depends

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Does Obesity Qualify as a Disability Under the ADA? – It Depends on Who You Ask (US) According to the most recent data from the ..continue

"Fat shaming" at work can cost more than money, a lot of money

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"Fat shaming" costs employer big bucks Buff employers, beware! A jury recently awarded $500 grand to a restaurant server in Las Vegas for intentional infliction.....continue

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Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You.....continue

Depression – what can an employer do?

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Depression is an illness. Depression can be treated. Depression should not be ignored. And the holidays can carry lots of triggers: sentimental memories, loneliness, less.....continue

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Disability – Dr. or employee approved?

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This blog was written by Fiona W. Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the ..continue

Disability/pregnancy practices – what not to practice

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human.....continue

Bad mix – accommodation request and firing

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New.....continue

I'll take "ADA in 5s?" please Alex

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David K. Fram, director of the National Employment Law Institute's (NELI) ADA & Equal Employment Opportunity Services, says there are five words every supervisor should.....continue

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Being at work full time is not an essential function of a job?

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This blog was written by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find.....continue

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Treating service animal requests (always treat the animal)

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Service animal pop quiz (yes/no): The ADA permits assistance dogs to be with their person where members of the public can go (yes) The.....continue

Job tasks and essential functions under the ADA

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This blog was written by Richard R. Meneghello and Myra K. Creighton at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original ..continue

No, you can't sleep on the job

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This blog was written by Shelby Skeabeck, formerly of Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog post here and.....continue

"We need to talk" isn't any easier to say than to hear

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This blog was written by Mathew Parker at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their On the Front Lines.....continue

PS: PTSD IRL*

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Obvious fact: you want to make sure your employees are taken care of. Not so obvious fact: some of them might be suffering from Post.....continue

Is the employee "disabled" under the ADA?

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This blog was written by Richard R. Meneghello and Myra K. Creighton at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and.....continue

How to approach an employee showing signs of cognitive decline

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Dear Littler: We have an employee who is exhibiting signs of dementia or some other sort of cognitive impairment. He has fallen asleep at work a.....continue

What is the ADA?

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This blog is an excerpt from our book An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, authored by Nancy Van der Veer Holt at Ford Harrison LLP. For.....continue

IA: Iowa Employment Conference's Spring Conference

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment & Labor Group is proud to sponsor and present at the Iowa Employment Conference’s Spring Conference. Join Patrick Smith as.....continue

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Alphabet Soup: ADA, FMLA, WC and more

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SkarlatosZonarich is partnering with Harristown Enterprises to host a complimentary breakfast series, relating to the following hot Employment Law topics:  Ban the Box: Preparing.....continue

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EARN Webinar: Leading the Way: Inclusive Business Culture

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WHEN: August 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone There are more than 30 million working age Americans with disabilities, meaning.....continue

HR for Safety Professionals: What Every Safety Professional Must Know about Employment Law and HR

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Effective safety management is intertwined with “HR” issues. The safety professional works with HR on job descriptions, employee safety orientation and training, supervisor development, safety-related.....continue

NC Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference

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Improve recruitment, increase retention, create a work environment where employees feel they belong. 2017 marked the NC Chamber’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference, and it.....continue

Common Misunderstandings About the ADA, HIPAA, OSHA and Employee Medical Information

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Employers often worry about mishandling employee medical and health information. Join Fisher Phillips attorneys for a complimentary webinar to discuss the following questions: How.....continue

IA Trending Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation Issues for Businesses Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

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Join us as Fredrikson & Byron employment and technology lawyers and the co-founders of Accessible360, an accessibility consulting team, discuss accessibility and reasonable accommodation issues.....continue

2019 Employment Law Series: What Employers Need to Know About Revised ADA and FMLA Regulations

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About the Program Join FordHarrison St. Louis attorneys for a two-part webinar series discussing important employment law updates that will impact.....continue

Where Are My Employees? Managing FMLA and ADA Absences!

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Presented by Frank L. Day and Robbin W. Hutton of FordHarrison. This webinar is worth 1 SHRM CP/SCP and 1 HRCI Credit. *More details coming.....continue