Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Bookmark & Share

The Employer Handbook

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

  • newWhen does telecommuting qualify as a reasonable accommodation?
    I’m writing today’s post from the comfort of the kitchen island in my house. My son has the flu, and I’m working from home.It’s been three years since the 6th Circuit decided EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., a groundbreaking decision i…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:20pm -
  • newTwo recent issues of confidentiality of harassment allegations
    The confidentiality of harassment allegations has been a hot topic of debate in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era.Consider, then, each of the following two pronouncements on the issue by two different branches of the federal government—on…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:27pm -
  • newThe FMLA does not cover dead pets (maybe)
    ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d b…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:44pm -

The Employer's Lawyer

  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

  • newSenate Democrats Propose “Largest Overhaul” of Sexual Harassment Laws in “Modern Connecticut History”
    Last week, I posted about a proposed Governor’s bill that would expand the training requirements for some employers. However, that appears to be just a small part of a wider political battle that is about to be raised. Yesterday, a group of Senate…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:03pm -
  • New Bill Would Expand Workplace Anti-Harassment Training
    The 2018 session of the General Assembly started last week and increasing workplace training is a top priority for passage. Indeed, it is not surprising that we’re starting to see the first proposed legislation to address the number of harassment c…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:34pm -
  • The Very First Day of Work. Ever.
    Do you remember your first day at work? I’m not just talking about a new job. I mean your first day EVER at a workplace. For my oldest daughter, today is that day. She starts as an intern at a local manufacturer of “Highly Complex Machined Parts…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:28pm -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Lawffice Space

  • James Damore's (aka Google Memo Guy's) NLRB charge withdrawn
    An interesting update on James Damore aka Google Memo Guy, who I wrote about previously. As I stated in that post, I thought he had a viable protected concerted activity claim, but that "Google may have a decent defense if it can point to sufficientl…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:28pm -
  • Fired for What!? - Meek Mill and the Court Clerk
    I suppose a Philly-themed post is appropriate given that the new NFL champions are PA's own Philadelphia Eagles. Did you like that rap song the Eagles played as they took the field in te Super Bowl? It's called Dreams and Nightmares, by Philadelphia…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 1:38pm -
  • The DirecTV installers' long NLRA adventure has come to an end
    I teach undergraduate and graduate employment law classes at Penn State. Every semester, we cover a NLRB decision from 2011, MasTec Advanced Technologies.MasTec employed a bunch of DirecTV installers. It was important to DirecTV that the installation…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 12:34pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -