Saturday, September 21, 2019

Legal Column

⊕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: Are you a joint employer? Guidance issued on wage-hour liability

Attorneys and clients are familiar with cases in which a plaintiff sues a group of defendants, hoping that the plaintiff can find a "deep...

LEGAL: Updates to Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Act

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Effective May 6, 2018, the Tennessee Department of Labor amended Regulations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act (“the Act”). Below are...

⊕ LEGAL: Government moving rapidly on transgender and sexual orientation issues

In September, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two lawsuits against two different employers alleging they violated Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination...

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...

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,...