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Drafting An ADA Compliant Drug Testing Policy

April 6 2016 As an employer, you have both a right and an obligation to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Enacting a clear drug testing policy to...

When sick leave, FMLA leave, and ADA reasonable accommodations meet

October 9 2015 The interplay among the various health-related leave laws is complicated. A request for time off may be a request for sick leave under state law…

Workplace bullying, or guilty until proven innocent

November 12 2015 In recent years, there has been a substantial push throughout the country to pass workplace anti-bullying legislation, including in Massachusetts…

Recognizing and Handling Accommodation Requests in the Workplace

March 22 2016 The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires that employers provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. Employers often…

Whistleblower Protections under Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

August 18 2016 Do you have your employees sign a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement? If the answer is yes, you may want to update your confidentiality…

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

October 25 2016 As business owners, upper management, and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is a federal agency…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Hostile Work Environment Case

October 14 2016 The United States Supreme Court declined to hear the matter of Henry v. Board of Regents of the University of California. In the matter, Henry…

Supreme Court Declines to hear case of O’Bannon v. NCAA

October 5 2016 This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the 9th Circuit decision in the matter of O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Whether Obesity is Covered by the ADA

October 4 2016 This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to review an 8th Circuit decision which centered on the issue of whether obesity is covered by…

Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

September 30 2016 Today, the Department of Labor published a final rule regarding paid sick leave for federal contractors. The final rule implements Executive Order…