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HR 101: Don't suggest "No More Hysterectomies" to a woman on FMLA

In my years of practicing employment law, I've drafted several employee handbooks and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies for employers. The policies I draft are thorough. But just the other week, it occurred to me that I should probably add some language to the effect that supervisors should...

ADA’S Reasonable Accommodation Requirement Should Make Updating Job Descriptions an “Essential Function” for Human Resources Professionals

by Ann Kontner It seems that as Human Resources professionals we have been inundated with information about the new definition of the term "disability" under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Furthermore, it has been burned into our psyche that an employer must go through an interactive...

Employment Contracts (Whether You Like Them or Not)

At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old. After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected. It’s not fewer hours, has just as many (but different) headaches, and the day to day...

Start Off the Year With Both Reflection and Resolution

by Allison B. Williams If you are like me, the changing of the calendar year is often a time to reflect on the past year and to set resolutions for the coming one. Not only is this a perfect opportunity to work on personal growth, but also to work on how you manage your relationships with your employees...