MD Reasonable accommodation: qualified > most qualified?

November 14th, 2019 Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal

When is the most qualified job candidate not the right candidate?

Fiona Ong shares the opinion of the EEOC, the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Maryland federal district court. And by opinion, we mean it is what ya gotta do. In Maryland.

NY Combating sexual harassment takes more than talk

November 6th, 2019 Frank Kerbein, Director of the Center for Human Resources, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Combating sexual harassment in the workplace entails more than some posters and FAQs, although both can and should be part of the process.

And the State of New York has provided some guidance that will help you and your workplace address the issues as well as comply with the law.

Frank Kerbein provides some guidance, model materials, a template from the state and links to help you navigate.

NJ Independent contractors with benefits

October 30th, 2019 Salvador Simao at FordHarrison

You know about friends with benefits (you do know about friends with benefits, right?).

And married, jobs, pets and desserts with benefits

New Jersey has decided that it may be time to up the ante and include independent contractors in the benefits gig. Yep, there is a bill in the legislature that plans to do just that.

Benefit from Salvadore SImao's experience as a former DOL attorney and his breakdown of what to expect and why from this "crackdown" on the use of independent contractors.


Your ADA toolkit

October 25th, 2019 Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal

Everyone and everything can benefit from a good toolkit, even your workplace.

Fiona Ong points you in the direction of the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit to help you move beyond basic compliance with the ADA.