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Compensation & Benefits

Offer intermittent leave as ADA accommodation

When we talk about intermittent leave, we’re usually discussing the FMLA. But intermittent leave can also be appropriate in the context of the ADA, as a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s disability.
Employment Law

New COVID concern: ‘Maskual harassment’

A new study by UC Berkeley and One Fair Wage found that the pandemic has exposed many employees—particularly service and restaurant workers—to face mask-based harassment.
HR Management

Biden pushes tougher COVID workplace safety rules

President Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 21 that directs OSHA to add more enforcement teeth to its COVID safety rules for businesses.
Employee Relations

When you learn you employ a Capitol rioter

Imagine you learn one of your employees was part of the hoard of rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an act of open rebellion against the United States. Can you fire this person?

Recruit broadly to ensure diverse applicant pool

Employees and job applicants can win age discrimination lawsuits if they prove an employer’s personnel practices have a negative disparate impact on older persons.

Beware firing employee during medical testing

Remind supervisors: Firing an employee while she is undergoing medical testing could easily trigger a lawsuit. Reason: It’s illegal to discriminate against an employee based on suspicions she might become ill or disabled in the future. That would amount to regarding her as disabled, which violates the ADA.
Article Archives

EPA: Employer must prove pay bias didn’t relate to sex

Engaged bosses can counter workplace bias

EEOC wellness rules would limit incentives

5 issues HR leaders must confront in 2021

EEOC says some foreign employees need not receive OWBPA notices

New EEOC rule aims to promote settling discrimination claims

Snapshot: Working remotely: Greater flexibility, less job satisfaction

Employers can help lead vaccination conversation

New coronavirus plan addresses HR issues

Act ASAP to prevent customer from harassing

Full speed ahead for Biden’s pro-worker plans

68% of remote employees work on weekends

DOL opinion letter tackles travel time in the telework era

Snapshot: In covid age, would internet outage be a big problem?

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