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Lisa Stam
Who Enforces AODA Standards?

I have questioned the teeth of the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act ("AODA") in my past blog post, Where's the Teeth? . While the fines for non-compliance are huge (up to $100,000 per day - see section 83 of AODA Reg 191...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Why I May Have to Eat My Emoticons

Most of the time, HR and employment law are serious topics. But, sometimes, they can be seriously funny. Today, I read something that qualified for the latter description. It strikes me as so funny that I just have to share it with you, dear readers....

John Holmquist
Whistleblowers in Michigan: whistling in the wind?

The Whistleblowers' Protection Act ("WPA") was enacted in 1980 and requires an action to be filed within 90 days of the occurrence that is the basis of the claim. The elements of a claim are not complicated; to recover, an employee must...

Jon Hyman
Unemployment (or prior lawsuits) as a protected class? Not so fast says the 6th Circuit

Last week, in Berrington v. Wal-Mart , the 6th Circuit considered the issue of whether a company could be liable for refusing to hire someone because he filed an unemployment claim. William Berrington claimed that a Kalamazoo, Michigan, Wal-Mart's...

Robin Shea
EEOC's "emerging issues": LGBT rights, and accommodations for pregnant women

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued yesterday its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan . If you don't have time to slog through all the introductory material, you won't miss a thing if you skip right to Section III (Priorities). The...

David S. Rich
May My Company In New York Make A Deduction From An Employee's Wages To Recoup An Earlier Overpayment Of Wages?

From time to time, because of a mathematical or administrative error by the employer, an employer will, for one or more payroll periods, pay wages to an employee in excess of what the employee has earned. Periodically, owners of a business in New York...