Incredibly, COVID-19 has now affected a third school year. Working parents were previously able to rely on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to take leave in the event of school closures and/or remote learning because of COVID-19-related circumstances. As of now, no such leave entitlement exists for the 2021-2022 school year. Employers […]
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There’s no exhaustive list of potentially reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Whether an accommodation is reasonable will depend on the unique circumstances of each instance, including the individual’s limitations and essential job functions. Some accommodations, however, have been declared “unreasonable.” 3 Unreasonable ADA Accommodations 1. It isn’t reasonable to eliminate job’s essential functions. An […]
For those of you needing a good refresher on your obligations to employees who take leave to serve in the armed forces, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided a case highlighting certain circumstances when you may need to pay them for that time.
The current economic turbulence and uncertainty, caused in large part by the business reaction to COVID-19, has forced employers to rethink how they manage benefits for workers who suffer job loss (including—aside from termination of employment—layoffs, temporary furloughs, and leaves of absence). One of the key benefits (other than cash) provided to employees who suffer […]
States and municipalities across the country ring in the new year by implementing new laws that employers must be aware of—and 2020 is no different. Effective January 1, 2020, there will be over 2 dozen new laws going into effect across 10 states and 2 laws that will impact the entire nation.
As the next generation of professionals enters the workplace and the job market tightens, employers are rolling out new benefits and finding more creative ways to attract and retain employees. Things like “pawternity leave” are gaining traction. Implementing new pet-supportive benefits in this uncharted territory requires careful consideration.
When turnover rates start increasing, the question on every HR professional’s mind is: Why? Why are employees quitting more now than before? And what can be done about it?
In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—ruled that granting an employee additional leave beyond what he’s entitled to under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is not a “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote. Is that news in the film industry? Hardly.
What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture.