Saturday, September 21, 2019

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: Religion and the workplace updates

While this summer saw a growing push for “marriage equality” and expanded protections for sexual identity, two other legal developments may have passed under...