by Jennifer Suich Frank and Samuel D. Kerr Q One of our employees went to a holistic healer who isn’t a certified healthcare practitioner, and he advised her that she needs a week off work. He won’t write her a doctor’s excuse and will only speak to someone via telephone. Our attendance policy states that missing […]
Here’s typical documentation, says attorney Allison West: “I talked to Steve about what you wanted me to, and it went well.” This fails in so many ways, says West (No date, no issue, which Steve, no result, and so on.) Today we’ll hear more from West on documentation.
Employers generally understand their obligations related to legal protections for people with disabilities. But not all disabilities are obvious, sometimes not even to those afflicted. Such may be the case when employees suffer from addiction to prescription drugs—a problem that’s been in the spotlight lately. And with good reason: The costs employers face related to […]
New survey findings show that an increasing number of companies are embracing automated policy management systems—even as some organizations are still slow in adopting a more proactive approach to policies.
You fire an employee for poor performance. He says the termination was in retaliation for filing a race discrimination claim against the company. Will you have the employment documentation to back up your decision and avoid a costly lawsuit?
An employee was not entitled to a 12-month leave extension as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, a federal appeals court has ruled.
On April 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final market stabilization rule designed to improve the healthcare marketplace and promote stability.
by Elaine Young Here are two situations in which you must avoid discrimination while fulfilling your obligation to hire only authorized workers. Situation #1 ABC Resort is a beautiful, large new resort in the Utah mountains. Some of its managers heard about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids a few years ago at other resorts […]
How might employers be impacted by immigration-related policies and practices under the Trump administration? In part 1 of this article, I looked at areas such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement, mandatory E-Verify, and changes to employment-based/H1-B visas. Here we take a look at more potential changes to legal immigration-related actions the Trump administration […]
by John S. Gannon Employers routinely ask employees to provide adequate documentation demonstrating that they can perform the essential functions of a job. That documentation may come in the form of physical or mental examinations—commonly referred to as fitness-for-duty examinations. However, problems arise when an employer disagrees with the physician who certifies the employee as […]