Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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: 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,...

How to respond to Social Security mismatch letters

Many employers are receiving letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) requesting correction of employees’ Social Security Numbers. These...

DOL opinion letter approves FMLA leave for special education school meetings

On Aug. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued opinion letter, FMLA 2019-2-A; which states that parents of...