Just before the Labor Day weekend, I blogged here about an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint filed in federal court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that should have employers scrutinizing their leave policies and procedures.
Today, I’ve got news of another EEOC lawsuit filed in my backyard in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As I explain below, this one will have you reaching for a different leave policy — parental leave — to ensure no that there’s no hatin’ on the fellas. Continue reading
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is determined to make the ADEA “more relevant than ever.”
Translation: If your workplace doesn’t get its act together soon, come 2018, you’re gonna be like this if the agency or a plaintiff’s lawyer comes calling.
Fortunately, help is on the way. Continue reading
Right before pinball jumped the shark in the early ’90s, there was this movie called Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, and the guy who played the evil warden in Shawshank Redemption. IMDB readers scored Demolition Man a 6.6 out of 10, which is generous. But, that’s not the point of this post.
But, that’s not the point of this post. Continue reading
Do employee-leave issues and ACA woes have you feeling like this?
Well, next month, my friends at Kistler Tiffany and I have got your back. We’re presenting two free, live seminars to help you tackle your ACA, ADA, and FMLA issues.
- The first will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Berwyn, PA.
So, I’m diligently preparing and honing my delivery ***fart*** for my FMLA/ADA presentation this Tuesday at SHRM’s 2017 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, when, what do I see? It’s a new SHRM study on “employer practices, policies, programs and benefits that address personal and family needs of employees.”
Seems topical with all these rumblings of paid leave coming from the White House.
Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced here that it had issued issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs.
So, what do y’all need to know about the EEOC’s new rules on employer wellness programs?
(No one ever accused me of burying the lede)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is obsessed with wellness programs.
Or, as the EEOC likes to describe them “‘so-called’ wellness programs.” And not in a “yay, so-called wellness programs are super” kinda way.
No, in recent months, the EEOC has initiated litigation against companies (example, example, example) claiming that they violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Non-Disclosure Act by both requiring medical examination and penalizing employees who decline to participate.