Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Columns

LEGAL: OSHA takes controversial positions on transgender restroom issues at work

Many employers may not realize that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates in some ways the use of toilet facilities at work....

LEGAL: Performance evaluations – new trends for employee reviews

There seems to be a trend developing among many employers of eliminating annual performance reviews altogether, and instead relying on more continuous feedback throughout...

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: Employer refused to hire morbidly obese plaintiff

The subject of morbidly obese plaintiffs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generates a lot of interest as well as litigation. In 2008,...

⊕ LEGAL: Health reform update: U.S. Supreme Court considers a second opportunity to limit...

On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, the second major case testing the future of the Affordable Care...

LEGAL: Knowing when and how to fight an unemployment claim

Perhaps the most common form of employment “litigation” is a claim for unemployment compensation. Such claims are so common that only a few employers even...