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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2014

EEOC issues new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Enforcement Guidance this month regarding pregnancy discrimination. This is the


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 3 Oct 2013

Plan to minimize spread of flu and legal risks in the workplace during flu season

Each flu season, according to Flu.gov, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu. That equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 16 Jan 2013

Managing employee absenteeism and 'presenteeism' during flu season, a recurring challenge

According to Centers for Disease Control reports, this year's flu season is off to a particularly strong start. For employers, the recurring scenario


Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 15 Nov 2011

EEOC and OFCCP issue revised memorandum of understanding

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (pdf) between the two agencies “to promote greater efficiency and coordination, and to eliminate conflict and duplication of effort.”


Mintz | USA | 18 Oct 2011

Leaves of absence as religious accommodation

We previously wrote about the EEOC’s increasingly aggressive position against inflexible leave of absence policies that provide for automatic termination of employment when an employee does not or cannot return to work at the end of a specified maximum leave period, such as when the employee has exhausted available FMLA leave.


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 11 Oct 2011

EEOC's leave policy ADA case against ups fails to pass muster, despite a second bite at the apple

On September 28, 2011, an Illinois federal district court dismissed the putative class action claims brought by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) in a case where the EEOC alleged that UPS’s 12 month medical leave policy violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by not providing reasonable accommodations to disabled employees.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Court dismisses EEOC's pattern or practice ADA case (again): government pleads too little, too late

EEOC complaints are known for their brevity, often consisting of a mere handful of terse paragraphs, even in complex pattern or practice cases.


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 20 Sep 2011

Unemployed - a new protected characteristic?

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Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 22 Aug 2011

A negative job reference can lead to a claim of retaliation

Providing negative job references to prospective employers about one of your former employees could constitute unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and similar anti-discrimination laws.


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 2 Aug 2011

The EEOC and Congress work to prohibit unemployment discrimination

The national unemployment rate, as reported by the Department of Labor, has stubbornly remained at about 9 or higher for more than two years.