Tag: employees

inclusion

How Inclusive Is Your Organization?

It can be overwhelming deciding the best course of action to take to take to nurture diversity and inclusion at your organization. It doesn’t have to be that way. To build more diverse and inclusive organizations, you need to understand the employee experience—how people from all backgrounds feel about their workplace.

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change

Securing a New Leader for Change

As businesses mature and position for growth, change, or succession, it is time to take a good look at the leaders of your company.  Are they still the right people to take your business to the next level?

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Mississippi

Mississippi Employer’s Inconsistent Discipline Warrants Jury Trial on ADA, ADEA Claims

The federal trial court in Aberdeen recently declined to dismiss an employee’s wrongful termination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court found the employer’s distinction between the conduct of the terminated employee and similar misconduct by a younger nondisabled employee who wasn’t terminated raised […]

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wellness

EEOC Wellness Lawsuit Against Orion Ends in $100,000 Settlement

A federal challenge to a Wisconsin energy company’s employee wellness incentive was resolved April 5 with a $100,000 settlement. A federal court had thrown out the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) claim that the program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but allowed the EEOC’s related ADA retaliation and interference claims to proceed.

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mergers

Ensuring Seamless Communications Before and After Mergers and Acquisitions

During mergers and acquisitions (M&A), one aspect of the transaction that is often overlooked is an effective communications strategy to the audience most responsible for a company’s success: its employees. According to a recent report published by Deloitte, 75% of corporate executives and private equity investors expect M&A activity to increase in 2017, both in quantity of transactions as well as deal size.

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California

Employer’s Past Practices Can Actually Expand Liability for Failure to Accommodate

In this case involving police recruits who were injured during training at the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Police Academy, the court confirmed that an employee may not be a qualified individual for purposes of a discrimination claim but may be a qualified individual for purposes of a failure-to-accommodate claim. The case also illustrates how an employer’s past practices can affect the scope of its duties to disabled employees under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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