DOJ: Training Key to ADA Compliance

I commend for your reading a blog post on the U.S. Department of Justice website. The subject: The perils of not training your supervisors on employers’ duty of reasonable accommodation under the...
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Half Million Dollar Award in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Physician Outsourcing Company

Sexual harassment can be costly–not just for the victims but also for the perpetrators.  A federal jury made this last point emphatically when it awarded the victims of harassment at a physician...
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EEOC: Walmart Violated ADA in Not Allowing Applicant to Take Alternate Drug Detection Test

The Americans With Disabilities Act permits employers to make a job offer conditional on the applicant a drug screen, but employers must provide an alternative screening if the applicant can’t do...
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Avoid costly fines: Ten compliance mandates you can’t afford to ignore.

Managing employer compliance can be a tedious task, but it’s a highly visible, important way that the human resources department minimizes risk for the business and keeps the workforce running smoothly....
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The 10 strangest employee sick day excuses, 2014 edition

As the winter season descends, more people start calling in sick. And you won’t believe some of the excuses people have offered as reasons for taking the day off.   A new CareerBuilder survey...
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Email’s not good enough for FMLA notices either, court rules

Courts don’t trust the U.S. Post Office or Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, or any other email service to deliver your Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices to employees. So what’s an employer...
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6-step plan for managers to turn around angry employees

Let’s face it. Working isn’t always a day at the beach. People get frustrated and angry — and frustrated employees aren’t productive. So HR expert Mel Kleiman has come up a few...
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First case of Internet addiction: The fallout for HR and the ADA

We may have just been introduced to the next disability du jour that could have employees asking for accommodations.  Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and the...
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Retention Agreements or Severance Pay Arrangements: What’s the Difference and What are the Considerations?

As the economy continues to rebound and the United States again starts to see more movement in the employment market, employers are once again revisiting their severance pay and retention policies and...
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D.C. Suburb Considering Law to Restrict Employers From Asking About Criminal Records

Employers would have to wait until after the initial interview to ask a job applicant whether he or she has a criminal record, under legislation that a large Washington, D.C. suburb is considering. Prince...
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