Georgia Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

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It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

There is a trend that is bound to get companies in trouble with discrimination if they apply it to their business. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act which goes into effect September 1, 2015.

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Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

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It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

HR Daily Advisor

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. The federal law has been around for a decade, yet many employers still don’t know exactly how to comply. The law also protects employees from employer retaliation.

Dispute Over Job Requirements Defeats Summary Judgment on Disability Discrimination Claim

HR Daily Advisor

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently permitted a disabled nurse to proceed to trial on her claim that the termination of her employment constituted disability discrimination. Howard Fetner is a contributor to the New Jersey Employment Law Letter.

ADA: Another example of just how hard it is to comply with the law

HR Morning

A new court ruling just made it a little more difficult for employers, managers and supervisors to comply with the ADA’s accommodation requirements. . Several of the therapists, including Kowitz, had their certifications lapse. What it means for employers.

Pot in the workplace: New ruling will spark drug policy changes

HR Morning

Another court has handed down a ruling on a company’s drug policy, and courts now seem to be sending a very clear message to employers: Don’t automatically terminate marijuana users with legal prescriptions just because they failed a drug test.

The Growing Importance of Detailed Job Descriptions in HR

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The fast-evolving legal landscape of employment drug testing laws, primarily with state-specific marijuana laws, has brought increasing challenges for employers. In the early years of medical marijuana legalization, most state-specific marijuana laws had no significant impact on or failed even to mention employment drug testing programs. Marijuana – The Language of the Laws are Changing. Cisive Drug Screening Employment Law Hiring HR Industry New

EEOC charge trends contain good news & bad

Business Management Daily

Good news and some bad news for employers lurks within the EEOC charge statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. There were 39,110 employee complaints that alleged the employer retaliated against an employee for reporting or complaining about some form of discrimination.

Feds say state’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ is a civil rights violation

HR Morning

This past week, the EEOC and DOJ strengthened their stance on transgender discrimination in light of North Carolina’s controversial “Bathroom Bill.” The DOJ issued a letter to NC Governor Pat McCrory (R), stating that the legislation — also known as HB2 — violates the Civil Rights Act and Title IX, falling under sex discrimination. In the fact sheet, the EEOC took this time to point out that “Contrary state law is not a defense under Title VII.”

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

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Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

Case for Consistency: Treatment of Manager Prevents Dismissal of Age Bias Claim

HR Daily Advisor

A New Jersey federal court recently declined to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit because an employer’s failure to discipline employees in a consistent manner could be construed as evidence of discrimination. Employment Law 401(k) discrimination GNC managers

Connecticut’s Workplace Protections for Medical Marijuana Trump Federal Law

HR Daily Advisor

The issue of marijuana in the workplace continues to evolve, raising policy and liability questions for employers across the country. Employees and job applicants are further protected from employment discrimination based on their legal use of medical marijuana under state law.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Statute Raises New Questions for Employers

HR Daily Advisor

The law contains a specific caveat barring employers from “discriminating” against employees who use medical marijuana with a legal state certificate. In April 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (PMMA) into law.

What HR needs to know about parental bereavement leave

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At the moment, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents, despite the prevalence of childhood deaths: around 7,600 babies, children and young people under the age of 18 died in 2017.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

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HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Companies must consider both Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for collecting, using, and disposing of background check information. Why do some employment screening checks take longer than others?

Gone Are the Days of ‘Maternity’ and ‘Paternity’ Leave

HR Daily Advisor

The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides other employees who give birth to new babies—but without opening the floodgates to male employees taking “excessive” parental leave. What Should Employers Do?

One-hundred percent healed policies: Court ruling highlights new danger for HR

HR Morning

It’s not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor certification that they’re 100% healed before returning to work. Employment Law FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Special Report ada policy

Equal Pay Act Case Gets New Life from 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of three female employees of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging salary discrimination under the EPA. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer, and the EEOC appealed.

On John Cusack, Pink Floyd, Title IX, and medical residencies.

The Employer Handbook

Rather, I found it serendipitous that I never really talk about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 , which prohibits discrimination based on sex in any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sex Third Circuit Employment Law 101

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

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If you do business in a jurisdiction that has its own data protection laws, you might not have a choice as to whether or not you’re going to implement a cybersecurity program – you have to! Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

Is It Time to Conduct a Pay Audit?

HR Counselor's Corner

With large companies such as Oracle, Disney, Nike and Walmart having been in the news facing lawsuits, pay equity has now caught the attention of state and local governments as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ask the Expert: Can We Require Return to Work Waiver for Employee on FMLA with Brain Tumor?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers with light duty programs may offer alternate, available light duty positions to employees who wish to return to work. Virtually all employers in your state—Kansas—must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Second, is medical certification.

Leave Q&A: Job Restoration for Employee with Brain Tumor?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers with light duty programs may offer alternate, available light duty positions to employees who wish to return to work. In most states, virtually all employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Second, is medical certification.

FMLA Retaliation? Idaho Court Upholds Employer’s Administration of Leave

HR Daily Advisor

Recently, the Idaho Supreme Court released an opinion in which it upheld a district court’s dismissal of an employee’s claim that his employer interfered with his request for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits. FMLA notice and certification requirements.

Can Employees Refuse a Pay Increase – Ask #HR Bartender

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He said that I need to speak with HR, who said they can’t take the pay increase back because it’s a law in Massachusetts and would look like the company is discriminating against me. Robert, I don’t want to put you on the spot and ask if refusing a pay increase is a state law.

Refusal to Undergo Medical Exam Tanks Michigan Worker’s ADA Claim

HR Daily Advisor

The city later sought certification from his therapist that he was “capable of performing his duties, as required, so that he and his fellow employees’ safety is not compromised.” Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance ADA business discrimination employeesThe U.S.

High Court Lets UPS Worker Proceed With Pregnancy Bias Case

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Supreme Court gave new life to a pregnancy discrimination claim brought by a former UPS driver Peggy Young. was whether an employer must provide the same work accommodations to a pregnant employee as provided to similarly situated, non-pregnant employees. The Court’s 6-3 decision allows Young to proceed with her lawsuit under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. But many states do not have specific laws requiring reasonable accommodation of pregnant employees.

California Employee’s Inability to Return to Work Dooms Disability Case

HR Daily Advisor

Winning summary judgment (a judgment in your favor without a full trial) in a disability discrimination case is rare for employers in California. Stan” was employed by JCM Partners, Inc., ADA & Disabilities disability discrimination JCM medical condition

How many things can you find wrong with this picture?

The Employer Handbook

Last night, I found the employment law equivalent from this recent Sixth Circuit opinion. [ tl;dr: A colossal series of HR-compliance gaffes leads to a whopper of a jury verdict against the employer, which includes an award of punitive damages.].

ACAS Early Conciliation – The minefield of calculating time limits

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In the first of a series of guest blogs from CIPHR’s employment law partner, esphr , we focus on Acas early conciliation (EC) and a recent case that highlights the minefield of calculating time limits in the face of the EC regime. On 25 April 2016, Acas issued a second EC certificate.

ACAS Early Conciliation – The minefield of calculating time limits

cipHR

In the first of a series of guest blogs from CIPHR’s employment law partner, esphr , we focus on Acas early conciliation (EC) and a recent case that highlights the minefield of calculating time limits in the face of the EC regime. On 25 April 2016, Acas issued a second EC certificate.

New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement

HRWatchdog

In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know.

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer

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Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. Factors that contribute to the complexity employers face: Increasing business regulations at all levels of government, A patchwork of rules for operating in different states and regions New expectations from employees and customers.