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Employee Benefits Newsletter - Summer 2018

USA - July 19 2018 In this Issue New Agency Guidance Makes Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Enforcement a Priority Finding Missing Participants in a…

Charles F. Seemann III, Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Juan C. Obregon, Joshua Rafsky, Kellie M. Thomas, Kathryn W. Wheeler

Overtime Can Be An Essential Job Function

USA - June 19 2018 A recent decision from the District Court for the District of Nebraska serves as a reminder that overtime can be an essential job function. See McNeil…

Louisiana Court of Appeals Highlights the Need For Clear Vacation Policies

USA - March 14 2018 The Louisiana Court of Appeals—Fourth Circuit, recently overturned a trial court’s determination that an employee of a pest control company was not…

The Fate of the EEOC’s Wellness Regulations is Still Uncertain

USA - January 31 2018 In October 2016, AARP sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) under the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) arguing that there was…

Prior Entitlement to FMLA Leave Is Not A Free Ticket To Miss Work For Non-FMLA Covered Reasons

USA - November 28 2017 The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee under its policy…