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.
During the last several months, a number of government agencies and courts have taken the position that a company can be considered the employer of another company’s employees for purposes of employment law obligations.
Oklahoma consistently ranks at or near the top of all states when it comes to prescription drug abuse. It can be hard to spot those struggling with prescription drug addiction. These issues are increasingly prevalent and affect all kinds of people — including your employees.
On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although disclaiming any authority to prohibit employers from obtaining or using criminal history information concerning applicants or employees, the EEOC […]
Managing employees’ FMLA leave can be one of the most challenging and frustrating responsibilities for an HR department. So what can an employer do when an employee is slow to provide documentation and respond to exam requests?
Two recent court decisions considered whether employees who had permanent lifting restrictions were “qualified individuals” entitled to relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).