The newest version of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is heading for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, where it passed with ease in 2020 but didn’t make it into law.
Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest jurisdiction to implement a “CROWN Act” ordinance, prohibiting discrimination based on natural hair types and hairstyles commonly associated with race and racial identity.
Over the last week, my husband and I have been grieving the loss of one of our most steadfast companions, someone with whom we spent hundreds of hours over the years but had never actually met. Sadly, Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!,” passed away on November 8, 2020, after a battle with pancreatic […]
Fragrance or chemical sensitivities can cause a large number of health issues, including coughing, difficulty breathing, migraines, nausea, confusion, anxiety, skin irritation, and more. When someone is faced with symptoms like these as a direct result of irritants in the workplace, it’s only reasonable to try to do something about it.
A Texas-based employer has agreed to pay $2.65 million to settle a lawsuit in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed it violated federal discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate food servers with disabilities. You can avoid a similar outcome by implementing reasonable accommodation procedures.
Millions of people live with chronic pain every day. Most employers have employees who are in this situation. Chronic pain often has no adequate treatment, and those living with it have to find ways to manage their lives around the pain and reduce it whenever possible. Chronic pain can have other effects, too, such as […]
When crafting good job descriptions, one component employers need to consider is which job functions are considered essential. This is especially relevant when it comes to ensuring the employer is not discriminating against individuals with disabilities.
By now, most employers with at least 15 employees have a general familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That said, what does or does not—constitute a “disability” under the ADA may not be as clear. This is especially true when it comes to disabilities that are mental, rather than physical, in nature. One […]
To avoid a hairy situation, employers should familiarize themselves with laws relating to the emerging issue of animals at work. Most animals fall into the following three sets: (1) service animals, (2) comfort or therapy animals, and (3) pets.
Do you have team members that seemed great in the interview, are beloved by clients, and seemed to really be going somewhere but they just can’t get organized, keep making careless errors, or have trouble focusing?