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Taylor Wessing | United Kingdom | 18 Dec 2018

Implied term not to dismiss for incapacity if it would stop employee's entitlement to payments from long-term disability plan

Some employers provide long-term sickness or incapacity benefits to their employees such as permanent health insurance (PHI) although employers may


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2018

Interplay of FMLA and ADA Precludes Employers from Automatically Terminating Employees at End of FMLA Leave

Can my company fire an employee once the person has exhausted his or her FMLA leave entitlement? A: Many employers are surprised to learn that they


Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 11 Sep 2017

Extra protection - dismissal of employee with PHI benefits was unfair and discrimination arising from a disability

The claimant in ICTS (UK) Limited v Visram had a right under his contract of employment to the benefits of a long-term disability benefits (LTDB) plan


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2016

“Weight Watchers”Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

Tis the season of food temptation: the average American gains at least five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. California employers need


A&L Goodbody | Ireland | 11 Oct 2016

Successful Disability Discrimination Appeal Before the Labour Court - Tips for Employers

The Labour Court recently awarded 13,500 to a claimant for discrimination on the grounds of disability, discriminatory dismissal and failure to


Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP | USA | 9 Sep 2016

Employer dos and don’ts for 2016 elections (NLRB-friendly version)

Labor Day marked the beginning of the “serious” election season. oIn 2012, I posted on dos and don’ts for employers, but many of my old


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2016

Poor Drafting of Employment Agreements Can Lead to Litigation

A federal district court case decided last week involved an issue we see all too often. In Willis Re, Inc. v. Hearn (E.D. Pa. 2016), a Chief


DLA Piper | USA | 8 Aug 2016

Health Alert (Australia) 8 August 2016

Appeal against decision and order of Commissioner Platt 2016 FWC 3472 and PR580948 at Adelaide on 31 May 2016 in matter number U201516189 - no


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 4 Aug 2016

Higher ed faces ADA challenges over accessibility of university websites

Websites are vitally important to institutions of higher education for a variety of reasons. They serve as a real-time brochure for prospective


MinterEllison | Australia | 11 Jul 2016

Signing your likes away: can a contract create social media obligations?

In 2015, according to Sensis, 56 of large and 31 of small-to-medium sized Australian businesses had a social media presence of some kind. Of these

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