Employers often struggle with the Americans Disabilities Act’s (ADA) requirement to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability. How much leave is required? Is it ever okay to terminate an employee who requests leave? In a recent decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals provides some solid answers to employers […]
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Employers struggle to provide a balanced and fair leave package for their employees. What’s happening with employee leave in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!
The metrics available to you are literally endless, so you must limit yourself to tracking those that best capture what’s important to your organization. And then, as we’ll discuss today, it’s equally important to communicate that data effectively.
Yesterday, Diana D. Neelman and Mary A. Rizzuti of Compensation Resources, Inc., provided some insights on crafting an innovative compensation strategy. Today, they reveal a key piece of the implementation puzzle: how to get top management on board with new initiatives.
In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Ted Boehm explained the rules governing deductions in pay for nonexempt employees (and how to avoid the pitfalls); today, he presents the facts regarding deductions and exempt workers.
What can you do if you discover that you’ve mistakenly designated leave as FMLA-qualifying? Several cases help point the way to the policy you should follow. Employer’s Promise (Designation) Must Be Kept Some courts have held that employees are entitled to FMLA protections based on representations made by the employer, even if the employer’s representation […]
Continuous Performance Management Is Your Best Potential Defense Always start dealing with the productivity or performance issue, says Eyres. Let the employee bring up the disability. Eyres, who is managing partner of Eyres Law Group, LLP, offered her tips at a recent BLR-sponsored webinar. Consider the following, she says: Employees should not be genuinely surprised […]
by Troy D. Thompson Over the last several months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a significant number of lawsuits alleging disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against employers across the country. The cases are instructive because they highlight the EEOC’s current enforcement policies, identify common areas of risk under […]
Employers have an obligation to ensure employees are not using alcohol and drugs in the workplace because it could affect the safety of the whole team. There is latitude to discipline employees if alcohol or drugs are being used, but employers need to proceed with caution to handle the situation appropriately if substance abuse is suspected.
President Bush has vetoed legislation that, among other things, would have amended the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to permit employees to use leave in certain circumstances when their spouse, child, or parent is called for active duty in the military. The FMLA amendment was part of a broader defense measure, H.R. 1585.