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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...

Katherine G. Rigby and Asha A. Santos of Ogletree Deakins in Boston Shares Her Insights on Various Employment Law Issues

Employee Evaluations Why should employers conduct employee valuations? What are the risks of poorly drafted performance evaluations? What should employers do to avoid when they are in the position of giving a negative review? Who should conduct an employee's evaluation? ...

Are Pregnant Employees Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation?

Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had messed up and failed to contest the EEOC's...

Employment and Labor Roundup: Defense of Marriage Act decision, drugs, NLRB update, and more!

Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world! Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit* held yesterday that Section 3 of the...

Does HIPAA Apply to Employers?

by Ruth T. Griggs The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, protects the privacy and security of patient health information . A common question from human resource managers has been what is the impact of HIPAA on an employer’s ability to collect employee...