Human Resources News & Insights

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. 

Denying benefits to same-sex spouse costs employer $9k

Sign of the times: A West Virginia-based health facility has agreed to settle with an employee who was denied spousal medical benefits for the sole reason that she is a female married to another female.  

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why. 

These EEOC wellness rules kick in Jan. 1: Are your plans ready?

Jan. 1, 2017 may still seem pretty far off, but now’s the time to make sure you’ll be in compliance with the EEOC’s new wellness rules that kick in on New Year’s Day. Here’s why.

New EEOC pay reporting rule issued: 3 things you need to know

It’s official: Employers will have more reporting duties moving forward. Here’s everything you need to know about the EEOC’s new final rule. 

Can you kick a 102-year-old out of the office, even if it’s ‘for his own good’?

If you’re worried about an employee’s health or safety in his current position, can you force the employee to work elsewhere? 

EEOC unveils new resource for small employers

Work for a small-to-midsize company? The EEOC just unveiled a new resource designed expressly for you. 

Diabetic awarded $278k after managers’ incredibly dumb firing decision

What’s a small bottle of orange juice worth these days? According to a Tennessee jury, the current price is $277,565.  

Can you ban dreadlocks (or any other hairstyle) from workplace? Court says …

In a recent lawsuit, the EEOC tried to broaden the definition of race discrimination. Was it successful? 

ADA lawsuit puts hair salon operator in a tight spot

There’s a new entry on the list of conditions that can qualify as a disability in the workplace: claustrophobia.