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Silence May Not Be Golden When It Comes to the ADA’s Interactive Process

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

My colleague Gary Starr sits next to my office and sometimes we bounce ideas off each other. One of the things we were talking about recently was a new case that discussed an employer’s obligations to enter into the interactive process.   This often comes up in ADA cases where the employee may need a reasonable accommodation…. Continue Reading

CTDOL’s Interpretation of Travel Time Not “Reasonable”; What Happens Next?

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour

So if last Tuesday’s post about the latest Connecticut Supreme Court decision on travel time was for employers, this post is for the ones who love the nuances of the law. Dan Klau on his Appealingly Brief blog did a deep dive into the decision. And it wasn’t pretty. The issue Dan highlights is this:… Continue Reading

The New “Value” Proposition: NLRB Yet Again Rules the Reasonable Unreasonable

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Social Media

I sound like a broken record, but once again, the NLRB is striking down reasonable rules as unreasonable.  My colleague, Gary Starr (as always, read his bio here), today shares a recent case from the NLRB that found that a “Values and Standards of Behavior Policy” of one employer — something that you might think is… Continue Reading

Road Rules: Ruling Now Guides Telecommuting As Reasonable Accommodation Discussion

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Class Actions, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Litigation

My colleague, Gabe Jiran predicted the future! Well, not exactly. But in a post earlier this month, he outlined some of the issues relating to whether telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. And now we have some court guidance on the subject.  The road to understanding an aspect of the “reasonable accommodation” is… Continue Reading

Connecticut’s “Reasonable Leave of Absence” for Disability Resulting from Pregnancy

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Uncategorized

Last week, Attorney Robin Shea of Employment & Labor Insider proposed 10 rules of etiquette that “will save you from a pregnancy discrimination suit”.  Rule No. 1? Pregnancy is always good news.  Always. Always. Always. If you haven’t read it, I’ll wait. There are lots of rules regarding pregnancy that may come into play including FMLA,… Continue Reading

EEOC Publishes Final Rule on Reasonable Factors Other Than Age (RFOA)

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Laws and Regulations

Today, the EEOC has published its final rule clarifying a portion of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).  You can download the rule here and a FAQ from the EEOC here.   The rule comes as a partial response to a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision that analyzed the issue.  The rule has some significance… Continue Reading

EEOC Releases Proposed Rule Affecting “Reasonable Factor Other Than Age” Defense Under ADEA

Posted in CHRO & EEOC

Over the last week or so, various blogs have discussed a proposed rule released by the EEOC which discusses and defines what is meant by the "reasonable factor other than age" (RFOA) defense under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Not familiar with it? The Employer Law Report sums it up nicely here: In Smith… Continue Reading

Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc. Part III – Duty to Engage in “Interactive Process” Found in Connecticut Law

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

In prior posts here and here, I’ve discussed an important new Connecticut Supreme Court case released this week, Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc. and the effect it has on providing disabled employees with "reasonable accommodation". However, the Supreme Court’s decision goes beyond that. The Court also find that state law imposes a duty on employers… Continue Reading