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Jon Hyman
Telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation

More than two years ago , I hypothesized that the breadth of the ADA's 2009 amendments would likely cover fringe medical conditions such as chemical sensitivities. I wrote: The ADA amendments are intended to make it much easier for individuals...

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Cheng on Sweeping Changes to FEHA Enforcement to Come in 2013

SUMMARY : On June 27, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law Senate Bill 1038, a trailer bill to the 2012-13 State Budget, which will make sweeping changes to enforcing the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This Emerging Issues...

Edwin Hopson
Would the WARN Act Apply in the Event of a Federal Budget Sequestration?

On July 30, 2012, an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an advisory and guidance to federal contractors concerning the applicability of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) to possible layoffs occasioned...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Judge's Facebook "Like" Leads to Ethics Complaint

Many states have addressed the issue of whether a judge may be Facebook friends, or otherwise connect via social-networking site, with lawyers who may appear before them. But, as social media continues to develop, the questions relating to its use continue...

Jon Hyman
Does a "good faith belief" about an illegal pay practice support an FLSA retaliation claim?

April Hurd worked as a nurse's aide for Blossom 24 Hour We Care Center. The company fired her 10 days after she complained about unpaid overtime. Easy case for the employee? If you think this is an open and shut case of retaliation under the FLSA...