April
30
Insight

The Outbreak of a New Illness, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Has Significant Implications for the Workplace

If not for the war in Iraq, the outbreak of SARS would undoubtedly be the lead news story in April 2003.
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)

April
4
Littler Report

The Critical Role of Trust Between Employees and Employers in the Development of Workplace Law

The rash of corporate scandals has highlighted the important of trust between employers and employees.
  • Ethics, Compliance and Investigations

March
31
Insight

Recent Legislative and Regulatory Provisions Require That Employers Pay Close Attention to Their Employee Benefits Plans

Recent legislative and regulatory initiatives have given employers a good deal to concern themselves
  • Employee Benefits

March
15
Insight

Employers Must Be Aware of Their Legal Obligations Under the USERRA, Which Provides Job and Benefit Protection to Employees Who Have Temporarily Departed the Workplace to Serve in the Uniformed Services

The National Guard and Reserve have activated the largest number of troops since September 11, 2001,
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

February
28
Insight

The EEOC's "Telework Fact Sheet" Reaffirms the Agency's Position That Employers Can Reasonably Accommodate Qualified Disabled Workers Through Telecommuting Programs in Some Circumstances

On February 3, 2003, the EEOC issued a "Telework Fact Sheet" (TFS) that explains when employers should
  • Wage and Hour
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Discrimination and Harassment

November
30
Insight

The EEOC's Updated ADA Enforcement Guidance Incorporates the "Reasonableness" Standard Endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court in US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett

On October 17, 2002, the EEOC issued its updated Enforcement Guidance regarding Reasonable Accommodation
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Discrimination and Harassment

October
31
Insight

California's New Legislation Providing for Paid Family and Medical Leave Raises Significant Implementation Questions and Challenges for Employers

The California Legislature has recently adopted a paid family and medical leave program, in the form
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

October
1
Insight

Effective January 1, 2003, California Will Have Its Own WARN Law That Imposes Notice and Documentation Requirements That Differ in a Number of Respects From Its Existing Federal Law Counterpart

Effective January 1, 2003, California employers contemplating a reduction in force must not only comply
  • Business Restructuring

August
1
Insight

Employment Law Implications of Corporate Responsibility Legislation

Recent allegations of financial misconduct by major corporations paved the way for the passage and signature
  • Ethics, Compliance and Investigations

August
1
Insight

A Failure to Provide Harassment Training to Managerial and Supervisory Employees may Prevent a NJ-Based Employer From Successfully Defending a Sexual Harassment Claim on the Basis of its Existing Anti-Harassment Policy

In a major employment law ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Gaines v. Bellino, 801 A.2d 322, 202
  • Training - Compliance, Ethics, Leadership
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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