Thursday, April 9, 2020

Legal Column

LEGAL: A case of discrimination? Employee barred from sending letters to customers

In a recent discrimination case against the plaintiff ’s former employer, the employer counter-sued for defamation, tortious interference with business relationships, and unlawful use...

OSHA reverses policy on drug testing, safety incentives

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to...

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: New salary threshold: Pay raise or demotion?

On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that almost doubles the current salary threshold for executive, administrative and...

Supreme Court to tackle scope of Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination

On April 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court announced it would review three cases, Bostock v. Clayton County, GA,...

⊕ 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...