During this one-hour complimentary webinar, employee benefits attorney Jim Prince, employment attorney Paul Ross, and moderator Charlie Plumb break down the Windsor and Bishop rulings, discuss employer obligations regarding the treatment of same-sex spouses under federal law, and provide analysis of what controversies may still lie ahead.
Acts of workplace violence have, unfortunately, become all too common. Workplace violence can include anything from minor physical altercations and threats to tragic and brutal attacks or shootings. For employers, preventing workplace violence can often seem like walking a tightrope between protecting people and avoiding (or defending) a lawsuit.
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What the legalization of same‑sex marriage means for Oklahoma employers
On Monday, Oklahoma became one of five additional U.S. states required to allow same-sex couples to marry after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review lower court decisions that overturned state bans on same-sex marriage. The other four states immediately affected by the decision were Indiana, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Six other states with similar […]
Beginning January 1, 2015, employers have new obligations to report injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The method of reporting injuries and illnesses, as well a public access to an employer’s workplace accident information, will also change.
It’s no secret to employers that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken a more provocative and confrontational approach to investigating and litigating claims of employment discrimination. But the EEOC’s treatment of Case New Holland, Inc. takes “pushing the envelope” to a new level. To make matters worse, a federal court has OK’d the EEOC’s […]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has consumed us for the last four and a half years. As employers, we have spent so much time trying to figure out what the ACA requires, trying to hit the government’s moving regulatory targets, and trying to figure out how we are going to pay for all of this. […]
Since the landmark Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, a myriad of federal employment laws have been enacted, creating confusion for employers and courts alike as to how pregnant workers must be treated in the workplace.
I miss my dog … or how to require your employer to let you bring your dog to work. Don’t laugh. A recent federal court decision from Hawaii seriously considered this issue.