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Another federal circuit court rejects telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation

USA - August 24 2015 Another federal circuit court of appeals recently rejected the argument that telecommuting was required as a reasonable accommodation for a disabled

What is “just cause” termination?

USA - November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms

D.C. Circuit upholds the DOL’s new rules regarding the FLSA companionship exemption

USA - August 26 2015 In January of 2015, new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor went into effect regarding the "companionship exemption" from the FLSA's minimum

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship

The four ways to end a lawsuit

USA - December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful

D.C. Circuit upholds the DOL’s new rules regarding the FLSA companionship exemption

USA - August 26 2015 In January of 2015, new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor went into effect regarding the "companionship exemption" from the FLSA's minimum

Another federal circuit court rejects telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation

USA - August 24 2015 Another federal circuit court of appeals recently rejected the argument that telecommuting was required as a reasonable accommodation for a disabled

Eighth Circuit reverses NLRB order requiring reinstatement of employee who threatened a co-worker

USA - August 19 2015 The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which held that an employer acted

Can employers require job applicants to pay for the costs of background checks?

USA - August 17 2015 Generally no - Minnesota law provides that, unless specifically authorized by law, no employer or prospective employer may "require an employee or

Is a parent company the employer of a subsidiary’s employees?

USA - August 12 2015 On occasion, an aggrieved employee of a subsidiary may seek to assert claims not only against their employer, but also against related entities