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Oct
24
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: How Do You Address Employee Service Animal Accommodation Requests Under the ADA?

Employers hounded with questions about service animals should “sit” and “stay” as Peter Petesch (with a cameo appearance from service animal Mork) talks about accommodations under the ADA.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Oct
16
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: Can We Discipline An Employee Who "Took a Knee" During the Anthem?

Last night one of our team members “took a knee” during the national anthem before a company-sponsored game. His supervisor wants him disciplined for this conduct or at least transferred out of his department. Can we do that?
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Sep
19
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: What employment law concerns should my organization be considering in response to adverse weather events?

There are a number of labor and employment concerns likely to affect employers in the aftermath of a natural disaster. In this video, we examine applicable issues such as leaves of absence, ADA accommodation, wage and hour concerns and payroll issues.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Jul
19
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?

We recently offered a position to a candidate. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we offered the job. We require hair testing both for new hires, and for random screenings thereafter. He is now bald. What do we do?
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Jun
16
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: Do I Really Have to Let an Employee Bring an “Emotional Support Pig” to Work?

One of our employees here in Iowa has requested to bring a pet pig to work for “emotional support” purposes. A pig! In a factory! Do I need to entertain her request? And if so, what do I tell other employees?
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Mar
21
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: How Should I Handle Customer Concerns about a Transgender Employee?

State and local laws protect individuals from discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity. Many jurisdictions—including 20 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 200 cities and counties nationwide—prohibit discrimination.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)

Feb
22
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: Does an Employer Have to Report Discrepancies Identified in Old I-9 Forms?

A former employee recently reapplied for an open position at our company, but her SSN does not match the old one on file. Do we have any reporting or disclosure requirements?
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Jan
20
2017
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: Can A Boss Fire Someone for Off-Duty Political Activities?

I saw one of my employees on the local news the other night participating in a political rally. We try to maintain a tension-free workplace. Can I discipline him for this conduct, or institute a policy prohibiting this kind of behavior?
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Labor Management Relations

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