Saturday, September 21, 2019

Legal Column

Recent lessons from OSHA on workplace violence

A recent decision issued March 4, 2019, from the OSHA Review Commission (“the Commission”) in Washington, D.C., will allow...

LEGAL: The ever-evolving rules of arbitration agreements – and implications for employers

The Supreme Court recently issued two arbitration decisions of potential significance to employers. As background, the Federal Arbitration Act...

LEGAL: When less is more – problems with ‘100-percent healed’ return-to-work policies

The art of human resources demands an ability to adapt to ever-changing demands and responsibilities.  While we all would like...

LEGAL: States are going to pot: medical marijuana laws pose increased risks for...

Legislation allowing marijuana use is sweeping across America.  And it may have unexpected consequences for employers. Currently 33 states plus the...

LEGAL: Unanimous supreme court: ADEA coverage extends to small public employers

By Jeff JonesSpecial to the UCBJ The U.S. Supreme Court’s first decision this term was unanimous. In Mount Lemmon Fire...

When is a leave of absence required as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Employers frequently face the situation where an employee seeks a leave of absence due to a medical condition, but...