On February 15, the EEOC held a hearing where
speakers addressed the issues of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. It was
the Commission's first hearing of the year. EEOC Chair Berrien stated that
discrimination based on pregnancy persists...
ABC News has reported the
interesting case of an employee who asked to have time off because of a
pregnancy and was told that since she did not have leave available under the
FMLA, she would be treated as a voluntary resignation when she did not report...
Under the FMLA, there are four methods which an employer
can use to determine whether an employee is eligible for 12 weeks leave in a 12
month period. Once the determination is made, it is critical that employees be
informed of the chosen method. In...
A recent article in
the Seattle Times discussed how employers are testing new
applicants for nicotine use. The ban is a continuation of the ongoing
attempts that some employers have to prohibit smoking or smokeless tobacco use
at any time, including...
Saturday can be a very slow news day locally so a teaser
for the evening news about a new law that requires the payment of overtime to
employees who use it outside of the work place caught my attention. I was
wondering how I could have missed something...
The end of the college football
season frequently brings the terminations of coaches as schools
review the season and their programs. Such is the case for Texas A&M.
The university fired Mike Sherman as the head football coach on Thursday.
A complaint was
filed in federal court in Arizona on October 25 alleging that an employee was
harassed and terminated because of her disability and race. Obviously, a
complaint is one side of the story, and the employers who have been sued have