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Practical Strategies for Manufacturers Managing COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Mandates

Manufacturing employers continue to feel the brunt of emerging and evolving trends related to the COVID-19 pandemic: workplace safety, labor shortages, absence management, remote technology, and employee retention — just to name a few. Read more. Continue Reading…
October 11, 2021

Regular, Reliable Attendance Can Be An Essential Function, Connecticut Appellate Court Holds

A recent Connecticut Appellate Court case provides helpful reminders that: regular, reliable attendance can be an essential function of many jobs; and eliminating an essential job function is not a reasonable accommodation. Plaintiff in Barbabosa v. Board of Education of the Town of Manchester was a full-time, one-on-one paraprofessional for schoolchildren. The trial court held...… Continue Reading The post Regular, Reliable Attendance Can Be An Essential Function, Connecticut Appellate Court Holds appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
May 15, 2019

Walk the Compliance Walk in 2018

The New Year is prime time to take a look at your Code of Conduct and compliance policies both to consider whether you are up to date on all applicable requirements, but also so that you are fluent in your own processes and prepared to take prompt and compliant action when issues arise. Those policies...… Continue Reading
February 5, 2018

Sometimes a Complaint is Just a Complaint: Eighth Circuit Applies Reasonableness Standard to Reject Employee’s SOX Retaliation Claim

Earlier this summer, in Beacom v. Oracle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing the SOX and Dodd Frank Act claims of an employee who was fired from his Vice President position after he says that he complained about changes in his employer’s financial forecasting. The Court upheld dismissal … Continue Reading
August 19, 2016

FMLA and ADA Claims Dismissed Where Employer Continued Misconduct Investigation During Employee’s Three Leaves

The situation is not that uncommon. An employer learns of a performance incident and the employee involved promptly requests FMLA leave. The employer then must decide how to address the incident while avoiding the risk of an FMLA or ADA claim. Will the law protect an employer that provides the employee FMLA leave while investigating … Continue reading FMLA and ADA Claims Dismissed Where Employer Continued Misconduct Investigation During Employee’s Three Leaves
July 8, 2015