Category Archives: Employment and Labor

The Truth Behind Those Helmets – Assisting Retired NFL Players in Navigating the Concussion Settlement Process

More than likely, many average NFL fans that follow their favorite team or player on any given weekend have heard the following words: “great hit”, “pancaked,” “ran over,” or “leveled,” just to name a few. However, what truly happens to your favorite players, once those “glory days” have passed? CONTINUE READING...

FMLA Tip For Every Employer’s Radar: Caring for a Grandparent with a Serious Health Condition

A common misconception is that the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not apply when an employee cares for a sick grandparent. However, prudent employers and human resources professionals should carefully examine the facts of each situation to ensure compliance with the law. CONTINUE READING...

OMB Halts EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

On August 29, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was “initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the new aspects of the EEO-1” form. CONTINUE READING...

Mandatory Post-Accident Drug Testing Policies May Run Afoul of New OSHA Rule

OSHA recently amended 29 C.F.R. Sec. 1904.35 adding two new provisions. The language may potentially impact an employer's post-accident drug testing policies. CONTINUE READING...

The Government Agency Clash On Whether “Because of Sex” Includes “Sexual Orientation”

Today, while it is understood that the phrase “because of sex” includes gender stereotyping, the law remains in flux as to whether discrimination “because of sex” includes discrimination because of “sexual orientation.” CONTINUE READING...

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