EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated enforcement guidance  regarding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as they apply to pregnant workers. The EEOC’s guidance discusses a number of issues related to pregnancy discrimination and other pregnancy related issues and provides insight into […]

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Is Your Business Exposed to Liability for Your Company’s Leased Employees/Temporary Workers?

In recent years, employee leasing and hiring through temporary staffing agencies has become more popular among businesses who want to outsource many of the daily tasks and responsibilities associated with hiring and managing employees, in order to achieve greater efficiency in the operation of their business. Employee leasing or temporary staffing agencies take on many […]

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Must Employers Offer Telecommuting as a “Reasonable Accommodation”?

A number of courts have traditionally held that attendance is an essential function of most jobs and, on that basis, have found that telecommuting, or working from home, as an accommodation is not reasonable.  Recently, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit departed from this traditional notion and held that an […]

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Wisconsin Passes Social Media Protection Act – How Will it Affect Your Employment Practices?

On April 8, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed into law the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (the “Act”). 2013 Wisconsin Act 208. The new law, which went into effect on April 10, 2014, Wis. Stat. § 995.55, prohibits employers from requesting an employee or an applicant to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose […]

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