Resist assuming that employee’s disability might cause a safety hazard

Business Management Daily

Challenging a disabled employee’s capacity for work can backfire badly, especially if it looks as if the decision to challenge was really based on disability discrimination and harassment. Recent case: Joseph went to work at the U.S. ADA requires training accommodations, too.

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. . Physically unable to complete training. Several of the therapists, including Kowitz, had their certifications lapse.

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Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

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

The Employer Handbook

Serendipity may be one of the worst movies of all time. 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.

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

Insperity

Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. But if it seems like it’s harder to run an organization now than in the past, your perceptions are correct. Among the top business challenges for employers are those related to managing compliance and employment risk.

13 HR Conferences to check out in Q1 2020

Spoke

We wanted to run through 10 great HR conferences in Q1 of next year that you’ll want to put on the calendar (and start convincing your boss to allocate $$$ to): HCI 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference. Where does the automation end and human actions start?

WIRTW #500 (the “500th” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s since morphed into what I hope is a useful weekly resource for employers to find the best labor and employment blog posts each week. Thank to everyone for reading along all these weeks and year, and to the other great bloggers who’ve published content that I’ve shared.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Christmas Carol and the Old 97’s are two things that make me very happy. When the Old 97’s sing a Christmas carol. For this week’s musical share, I bring you Rhett and the boys performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, nothing will.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. From 2008 to 2014, “Harper” worked as an assistant attorney general in the Medical Malpractice Section of the U.S.

Survival Guide: Politics and Work

HR Examiner

If the Super Bowl costs US companies a billion dollars in lost productivity, imagine what the tab is for politics. The current issues touch people deeply. There are also changes to health care, taxation, and employment laws that create further concern and confusion.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Bullying or Harassment or Am I Missing Something? —

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

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Sam” began working for the city of Flushing, Michigan in 2004. Sam’s performance began to suffer about the same time. The city placed Sam on a paid leave of absence because of his performance problems. Sam appealed to the 6th Circuit.

WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

From Mediate : During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports, missed the target, and hit a marching band percussionist standing in the distance. Or Can Employer Take Action? —

WIRTW #344 (the “potty police” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Do you know what rights your employees have to use the bathroom at work? On November 11, from 3 – 4 pm, Jeff Nowak and I will be hosting a TweetChat on the evolving rights of pregnant employees in the workplace. Follow along and participate with the hashtag, #hrintelchat. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do Accused Harassers Have a Right to Be Heard? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Racial talk at work?