The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers employers in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—recently heard a claim in which a Chicago janitor says he was passed up for a promotion due to his age. However, the employer says it was because he failed to pass the exams required for the promotion. Does the janitor have […]
Category: HR Management & Compliance
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Several different forms of legislation have been passed in the last few months to tackle the ongoing economic issues stemming from the global pandemic. One of these pieces of legislation is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
In light of many state regulations requiring face masks in most indoor work settings, many employers are wondering how to deal with employees who say they cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition or religious belief. Before responding, you should understand your responsibilities under the various discrimination and employee leave laws.
Workplace violence is a fraught topic. Unfortunately, COVID-19 may be creating or exacerbating situations that may lead to violence in the workplace. Employers should be aware of this trend and determine what steps they can take to mitigate it.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the future of work. From banking to insurance and the legal industry, employers have embraced remote work for employees. Before March 2020, many companies allowed only a select few people to work remotely—typically exempt employees who travel. Now, they’re permitting more employees to work from home.
The world gets closer to a COVID-19 vaccine every day. However, research suggests that the coronavirus vaccine, like many others, could be less effective for obese adults. This is bad news for the 42.4% of Americans who fit that category.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has responded to a federal judge’s ruling against regulations related to a COVID-19 relief act with revisions that in some ways reaffirm the DOL’s original position.
With many families facing uncertainty involving their children’s schools, questions about the applicability of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continue to come up.
Employers obviously want employees to be able to get to work reliably and on time. So, can an employer require employees to have their own driver’s license or car?
In a previous post, we discussed the potentially disastrous consequences of companies’ failing to adhere to the compliance requirements impacting their business by looking at several high-profile examples.