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Can An Employer Refuse To Hire An Applicant For Being Too Obese?

USA - May 9 2016 Maybe - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that refusing to hire an employee due to his or her obesity does not constitute disability

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

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Overtime Rule Setting New Salary Requirements for Exempt Employees

USA - May 18 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited final rule increasing the salary basis requirements for exempt employees under the Fair Labor

Minneapolis City Council Will Vote on Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on May 27, 2016

USA - May 16 2016 The Minneapolis City Council will soon vote on whether to adopt a draft ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees

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

How Can Employers Respond To the DOL’s New Overtime Rule?

USA - May 23 2016 Here are four potential ways that employers can respond to the DOL’s new overtime rule with respect to exempt employees who currently earn less than

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Overtime Rule Setting New Salary Requirements for Exempt Employees

USA - May 18 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited final rule increasing the salary basis requirements for exempt employees under the Fair Labor

Minneapolis City Council Will Vote on Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on May 27, 2016

USA - May 16 2016 The Minneapolis City Council will soon vote on whether to adopt a draft ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees

EEOC Implements New Online Charge Status System

USA - May 11 2016 The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has implemented a new Online Charge Status System for use by charging parties and charge

Can An Employer Refuse To Hire An Applicant For Being Too Obese?

USA - May 9 2016 Maybe - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that refusing to hire an employee due to his or her obesity does not constitute disability