Last week, I participated on a panel on which a few of us employment lawyers discussed the pitfalls and best practices for dealing with issues related to employee opioid and marijuana use in the workplace. Continue reading
Continuing yesterday’s HR Compliance 101 theme, I revisited the EEOC Newsroom and found a recent release that addresses some considerations for when you have an employee that needs leave from work to treat for an illness.
Today’s lesson is a pragmatic and compassionate approach to providing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Last week, I wavered about whether to include a line from Tommy Boy in a brief that I was drafting:
“I tell ya what. If you don’t know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I’ll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer.”
Ultimately, I decided that it was bad form. One could reasonably construe my use of that quote as antagonizing and bit snarky. Moi?!?
So, I’m using it for this blog post instead. Continue reading
Yesterday, I was reading this case about a woman who was fired while taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. She later sued, claiming FMLA interference; i.e., that her employer had denied her FMLA benefits to which she was otherwise entitled.
An employee fired while on FMLA leave is usually a recipe for trouble for the employer.
But not this time. Continue reading
I have a feeling Mr. Nadler is going to be pretty tired. But, let’s see what this is all about. Continue reading