News & Announcements
With the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) now nearly a year behind us, employers have moved full-speed ahead, spending this year proactively strategizing and preparing to ensure that their health care plans and benefits administration are in full PPACA compliance heading into 2014.
The legislative session closed on a quiet note as numerous controversial employment-related bills stalled out and only a few measures were passed on to the Governor.
In partnership with HIOSH, OSHA has taken the lead in conducting general industry inspections and issuing citations and penalties.
While companies train managers to raise a red flag when they note that a worker is experiencing performance shortcomings or engaging in erratic behavior, a comprehensive approach to creating a drug-free workplace involves much more.
On May 1, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway permanently enjoined the State from enforcing the sick leave discrimination law passed in 2011.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently dismissed a Title VII claim brought by the former HR Manager in a family business who quit after complaining about sexual favoritism showed by her brother, a company executive, toward a subordinate paramour.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that an employee could not proceed on a failure to provide reasonable accommodation claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") where her employer engaged in an ongoing interactive process to identify proper accommodations.