Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Columns

LEGAL: Beware of policies that treat pregnant women differently

In 1978, in direct response to a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. That act made clear that...

⊕ LEGAL: FMLA rule defining ‘spouse’ to include same-sex couples enjoined by court

At least for the time being, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been enjoined by a federal court in Texas from enforcing a...

LEGAL: Majority of states now right-to-work

On July 1, West Virginia will become the 26th right-to-work state. Right-to-work laws prohibit unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union dues...

⊕LEGAL: Hiring? Tips on using background checks, social media investigations and pre-employment testing

Hiring new employees can be an expensive, time-consuming task. An employer can be prepared with standard forms and interview questions, but still not have...

⊕ LEGAL: Ebola: Questions and answers

The increased media attention related to the Ebola virus, as well as the recent announcement that travelers arriving at certain U.S. airports from West...

⊕LEGAL: Broad company policies can create big problems, whether in handbooks or not

Several recent cases dramatically illustrate the need for careful company drafting of its employment policies, even though some are not related to employee handbooks....