News & Announcements
In an Informal Discussion Letter issued earlier this year, the EEOC indicated that employers who provide incentive-based wellness programs may have to provide reasonable accommodations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act in certain circumstances.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces fell by 1.3 percentage points to 7.0%, whereas the unemployment rate for veterans serving on active duty sometime after September 2001 declined by 2.2 percentage point to 9.9%.
The Department of Labor recently announced the opening of its CareerOneStop Business Center, which includes tips about recruiting qualified candidates through local American Job Centers, and access to local training and educational institutions.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a jury award of almost $180,000 to a plaintiff who worked as a controller and was the only woman among the employer's executive staff.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that insurance investigators qualified for an administrative exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently denied a National Labor Relations Board request to enforce an agency Decision and Order finding that a company providing home health care services violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to immediately reinstate 48 home health care aides who failed to report to their patients' homes during a strike period, after indicating their intention to work.
Employers focusing on creating opportunities for key talent are working to implement career frameworks within their organization to help identify paths that prepare workers for leadership roles, according to a recent Career Framework Practices Survey published by Mercer.