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Is Obesity a Disability that Needs Accomodation? Maybe

Is Obesity a Disability that Needs Accommodation? Maybe.

Is Obesity a Disability?

Public health officials and medical professionals have been warning us for years about the obesity epidemic in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are obese, causing the U.S. to spend $147 billion […]

HR Director is Personally Liable for FMLA Violation

HR Director is Personally Liable for FMLA Violation

Introduction

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an important employment-related piece of legislation. The Act essentially allows employees to take extended periods of time off from work in order to care for a sick relative, to deliver a child, and/or for certain other, medically-related reasons. While the […]

Undue Hardships & Avoiding Making Reasonable Accommodations

Introduction to Undue Hardships and Avoiding Making Reasonable Accommodations

Introduction to Undue Hardships and Avoiding Making Reasonable AccommodationsWhen an employee requests that his or her employer make a reasonable accommodation for his or her disability, religious belief, or other protected concern, the employer can take one of three courses […]

California Rules Employees Can Sit on the Job

Introduction

sit on the jobIn a recent decision, the California Supreme Court found that employers are required to provide certain workers with a stool or chair to sit on during the workday. The class-action case was brought by employees of the drugstore-chain CVS and other retailers who argued […]

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