Human Resources News & Insights

ADA dilemma: Did over-accommodating disabled worker leave company trapped?

Say a well-meaning manager wants to do the right thing for a disabled worker and winds up offering an accommodation that goes above and beyond what the ADA requires. Then, when management changes, a different manager decides the arrangement is no longer feasible. Is the company bound by law to continue providing that accommodation?

6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers. 

Facebook photos showed FMLA abuse, so why won’t court dismiss case?

If an employee is supposed to be on FMLA because a medical condition prevents him for handling the day-to-day tasks of his job, you’d think a couple of photos of him frolicking about on a Caribbean island during his leave would be enough to prove he was abusing his FMLA leave. And it probably could’ve […] [MORE]

Congress moves to push back effective date of new OT rules

The efforts to push back the deadline for the new OT rules gained some more momentum this week, as Congress moved to enact a new law to extend the effective date to early next summer.  

This rate of increase for ADA lawsuits is staggering

You likely know by now that federal agencies have made rooting out disability discrimination a top priority. And you likely expected lawsuits to increase in this area. But did you expect things to reach this point this quickly? 

Finance heavyweights, business groups join to fight new fiduciary rule

It’s one thing to call the DOL’s final fiduciary rule “arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law,” but it’s another thing altogether to sue the federal agency for creating the rule in the first place.  

What will that next discrimination charge cost you?

So you’ve been charged with discrimination — or you fear you could be. Time to liquefy some assets. It’s going to cost you plenty. 

7 reasons to fear the growing wave of FLSA lawsuits

For the seventh straight year, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has increased — and there are a number of reasons employers should fear the news is only going to get worse.

The real cost of bias and harassment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every HR pro knows that bias and harassment are two things companies want to avoid. Here’s a rundown of just how much those types of mistakes can cost. 

Debunking common FLSA myths

It’s been said that most firms are violating some form of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — most without having any idea.