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Sixth Circuit Explains Not All Work Restrictions Are Disabilities Under The ADA

USA - June 11 2019 A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld summary judgment on behalf of an employer, explaining that “just…

Supreme Court Holds Title VII Charge-Filing Is Mandatory but Not Jurisdictional

USA - June 7 2019 Resolving a circuit split, the U.S. Supreme Court recently confirmed that filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or…

Legal Documents Don’t Have to be in Legalese. Stick to Plain Language.

USA - May 17 2019 Recently a client came to me and asked me to simplify its employment documents. I read through the company’s standard employment agreement…

Indiana Raises Penalties To Over $132K For Knowing Violations Resulting In Death

USA - April 30 2019 On April 24, 2019, Indiana Governor Holcomb signed a bill raising the maximum fines for “Knowing” (aka “Willful”) safety violations resulting in…

Don't Assume That One-Size-Fits-All Employment Policies Work Everywhere

USA - April 5 2019 I am working with a client that has a handful of offices around the country, including one in New York City, and I was reviewing their employee…

OFCCP Releases List of Potential Affirmative Action Audit Targets

USA - March 26 2019 This week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of companies…

Bomb Squad Officer with Hand Tremors Can Be Temporarily Transferred Pending a Medical Exam

USA - March 15 2019 In a common sense ruling, an Arizona federal court has determined that a city was within its rights to temporarily transfer a bomb squad technician…

DOL Issues Long-Awaited Overtime Rules, Sets New Minimum Salary

USA - March 11 2019 Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled new overtime guidelines for employers, with the expectation that more than a million…

Illinois’ Minimum Wage Will Likely Rise To $15 Per Hour

USA - February 19 2019 Illinois is close to enacting legislation that would nearly double its minimum wage. Currently, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law guarantees covered…

The Limits of Age Discrimination Claims: 7th Circuit Issues Employer-Friendly Decision

USA - February 1 2019 Last week, the Seventh Circuit ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees, but not applicants, in disparate impact…