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Sixth Circuit decision in Jakubowski highlights importance of interactive process in reasonable accommodation efforts
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit announced its decision in Jakubowski v. The Christ Hospital, Inc. which very well demonstrates the attention that employers need to pay to the interactive process when an employee approaches it for a reasonable accommodation for a disability.

Low-tech monitoring of employees can result in employer liability
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

While most employment lawyers, myself included, have been focusing lately on the opportunities and risks associated with monitoring new technologies such as social media and GPS devices, the Seventh Circuit reminds us that employers also need to remember that "low-tech" monitoring of employees can result in unexpected liability as well.

Updated guidance for businesses and employers for the fall flu season
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2009

Concerns about H1N1 Influenza are beginning to creep back into everyone's consciousness as summer is drawing to a close.