Feb
28
2003
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

Nov
30
2002
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

Oct
31
2002
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

Oct
1
2002
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

Aug
1
2002
Insight

Employment Law Implications of Corporate Responsibility Legislation

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

Aug
1
2002
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

Mar
26
2002
Littler Report

The Next Great Trans-Atlantic Voyage: European Laws Protecting Human Resources Data Arrive on America's Shores

Globalization! The much-ballyhooed war cry of American business during the past decade could soon become
  • International Employment Law
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Mar
1
2002
Insight

On July 1, 2002, a New California Law Will Place Additional and Dramatic Limitations Upon a Company's Use of the Social Security Numbers of Customers and Employees

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the crime of identity theft. Although social security numbers
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Jan
1
2002
Insight

Failing to Train Managers on Preventing Discrimination in Employment Decisions can Establish an Employer's Willful Disregard for the Law Leading to an Award of Punitive and Liquidated Damages

For years, Littler Mendelson has strongly recommended that all hiring managers attend training on lawful
  • Training - Compliance, Ethics, Leadership
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Dec
1
2001
Insight

California Appellate Court Holds Federal Affirmative Defense to Sexual Harassment Claims Is Unavailable to Employers Where the Claim Is Brought Under California State Law

On December 3, 2001, the California Court of Appeals issued its decision in Department of Health Services
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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