Reasonable Accommodations Are A Pain, But Litigation Is A Bigger Pain

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HR Policies on Reasonable Accommodations under ADA

Attorney Lawrence Postol, a partner in the office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP offered his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) tips at SHRMs Employment Law and Legislative Conference.

Employers still have some cards to play in the ADA game. Postol suggests employers take note of the following:

1. Employers Still Determine Essential Duties

The employer still gets to determine the … Read More

EMPLOYER-FRIENDLY DECISIONS FROM THE SUPREME COURT

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IT HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEK FOR EMPLOYERS!

In this week’s 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court provided the needed clarification and guidance on two issues: Liability for Supervisor harassment and the standard for proving retaliation under Title VII.

Guidelines on Workplace Discrimination and Harrassment

Liability for Supervisor Harassment

The Court held that to be considered a supervisor, the employee must be empowered by the employer to … Read More

Overview Of New CA Employment Laws For 2014

Overview Of New Ca Employment Laws For 2014

Several employment-related bills were signed into law this fall. Some of the most important issues are highlighted here:

1. Minimum Wage (A.B. 10)

A.B. 10 increases the minimum wage over several years – the minimum wage rises to $9.00/hour from the current $8.00/hour on July 1, 2014 and increases to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016.

2. Wage and hour actions – Attorneys’ fees for Read More