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Fed 1st Cir.: Case Offers Significant Insights Into “Essential Job Functions” Under ADA

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Our strategic partner, HR That Works!, notes that a federal appeals court decision provides some significant insight into what courts may consider to be “essential functions” and the importance of detailed job descriptions, in a case that arose under the...

Texas: Case Law Review of In re Texas Mut. Ins. Co., 333 S.W.3d 925 (Tex.App.—Waco, 2011)

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns the possible liability of a workers' compensation insurance carrier who gives advice to its insured on employment related issues such as the Family Medical Leave Act, American Disabilities Act or wrongful termination. The...

EEOC to Consider the Use of Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

I have previously discussed how the ADA may require that employers provide unpaid leaves of absence to disabled employees of more than 12 weeks: Has the ADA swallowed the FMLA for employee medical leaves? ADA may require leaves of absence beyond FMLA mandates Later this week, the EEOC...

The ADA Does not Force Employers to Provide Indefinite Leave

Back in June, I discussed here how the EEOC was discussing the use of leave from work as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The question I asked back then was how much leave is reasonable ? When is enough, enough? Well, I can tell you now -- and I suppose I could have told you then -- that...

HR Cheatsheet: When an Employee Texts You From an Ebola Quarantine Tent

Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while under observation for Ebola. As an employer, what are your obligations...

Ditch Those Inflexible Leave Policies, Would You Already? #FMLA #ADA #EEOC

Yesterday, with my good buddies Casey Sipe and Jessica Miller-Merrell from Blogging4Jobs.com , I presented a webinar on the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act, state workers’ compensation laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The key word in the last sentence being “...