Human Resources News & Insights

When does ADA leave become unreasonable? Courts & EEOC say …

Many questions spring up for employers when an employee exhausts their FMLA leave but still can’t return to work. Are you required to give them more leave under the ADA? If so, how much additional leave is too much? Can you fire them for needing too much time off? 

Expert’s 4-step process for managing employees with psychological disabilities

When it comes to accommodating psychological disabilities, most employers will agree few situations are more challenging. With no one-size-fits-all answer, solutions are always employee specific, making psychological disabilities one of the toughest disabilities to manage. 

ADA claim: Employer to pay $90K for failing to transfer disabled employee

Here’s a reminder that the feds want to see all employers explore job reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

ADA ruling: Extreme cost not enough to label accommodation an ‘undue hardship’

Here’s painful proof that courts don’t want to hear that you used cost as the determining factor to deny a disabled employee an accommodation under the ADA. 

EEOC explains rights of employees with mental health conditions

The EEOC continues to issue resource guides for employees suffering from various health conditions to let them know the job protections and benefits available to them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But while the guides are written for workers, employers can learn a lot from them. 

‘Attendance point’ policy costs employer $1.7M

It starts out as a simple challenge: Companies need a way to track employee attendance. 

EEOC makes $56K example of employer over deaf applicant: What went wrong?

Here’s an expensive reminder that job applicants — and not just employees — are also protected by the ADA. 

New ADA guidance reveals 8 things employers need to know

The ADA’s interactive process has been one of the more vexing aspects of employment law recently. 

Can you make flu vaccinations mandatory?

As fears of coming down with a new, exotic strain of the flu increase, a lot of employers are asking the question: Can we require employees to get a flu shot? Here’s the answer. 

Finally: EEOC offers a wider perspective on what’s required in ADA leave

There are several things employers want to pay close attention to in the EEOC’s latest document covering the ADA.