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EEOC Recommends Employers Justify Mandatory Workplace COVID

EEOC Recommends Employers Justify Mandatory Workplace COVID-19 Testing By Hall Benefits Law / Lexology Blog – September 15 2022 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance about mandatory COVID-19 testing in the workplace. Until now, employers could require…

Do NOT Cut Off the Interactive Accommodation Review

Be Careful Not to Cut Off the Interactive Accommodation Review Process Too Quickly By Fiona W. Ong, Shawe Rosenthal LLP (Lexology Blog, August 31, 2022) “Just as an employee may not terminate the interactive process quickly to create liability, so…

Are Non employers Subject to ADA Claims?

Can Non-Employers Be Sued for Interference with an Employee’s ADA Rights? By Shawe Rosenthal LLP (Lexology Blog, August 31 2022) Addressing this “novel” question, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit answered: No. However – be careful –…

Discrimination Against Opioid Use Disorder

Discrimination Against Job Applicants and Employees with Opioid Use Disorder The opioid epidemic has greatly impacted individuals from all walks of life throughout the United States. In an effort by WorkSaver to keep employers advised on current regulations dealing with…

Staying Aware of New FMLA Guidance

Staying Aware of New FMLA Guidance By Robin L.S. Burroughs and Jacob PolceVenable LLP (blog in Lexology July 20, 2022) On May 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new…

Be Careful with Handbooks

Employers: Be Careful What You Include in a Handbook By Ana C. Dowell, Akerman LLP Most employers include provisions in their Employee Handbook giving them the right to modify the policies at any time. They also make clear that the…

WorkSaver Announces Online Course

WorkSaver Announces Online Behavioral-Based Ergonomic Specialist (CBES) Certification Course Interested in setting yourself apart as a qualified and competent ergonomics specialist with an understanding of how to integrate ergonomics with wellness interventions? If so, consider enhancing your skills and knowledge…

Should Medical Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing?

Should Medical Physical Exams Be Combined with Functional Testing? Richard W. Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES The issue as to how many people are hired and become injured when performing their job duties due to inadequate job matching is becoming an…

Prescription Drug Use on the Job

Employers – Don’t Automatically Assume Prescription Meds Pose a Danger in the Workplace Blog Labor & Employment Report by Shawe Rosenthal LLP – Fiona W. Ong and Garrick Ross Have you read the warnings on prescription painkillers? They can be…

Webinar Announcement

Life-Changing Ergonomic and Wellness Strategies for Aging, Deconditioned and Remote Workers A Free Webinar by: Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2022 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Duration: 1 hour…

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