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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…

Discrimination when Using Artificial Intelligence

Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools by Employers Can Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act In a story reported by the Washington Post, HireVue’s artificial intelligence (AI) software was found to have assessed over a million video job interviews. Its…

The Potential Legal Impact of Emojis in the Workplace

The Potential Legal Impact of Emojis in the Workplace by Littler Mendelson PC Note:On occasions, WorkSaver will provide articles that do not deal directly with employment testing, ergonomics, or wellness, but are considered potentially helpful to employers. This is one…

Not Every Complaint Is a Request for Accommodation

Not Every Complaint Is a Request for Accommodation By Fiona W. Ong, Shawe Rosenthal LLP Employees need to provide sufficient information to the employer that a health issue could be a disability that is interfering with their ability to work,…

OSHA Rulemaking on COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

What’s Next for OSHA Rulemaking on COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases by Beveridge & Diamond PC OSHA announced that it intends to continue to work expeditiously to issue a final standard that will protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 hazards, and…

Three Issues to Consider Before Implementing a Weekly COVID-19 Test Policy

Three Issues to Consider Before Implementing a Weekly COVID-19 Test Policy This article was written by Ronald W. Taylor, Venable LLP with special thanks to Cassandra Brumback, law clerk, for her assistance in its preparation. The Occupational Safety and Health…

Employees Are Not Entitled to Their Preferred Accommodation

Employees Are Not Entitled to Their Preferred Accommodation – Only a Reasonable One Blog by Shawe Rosenthal LLP – Fiona W. Ong A recent case is a good reminder to employers that, while the Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers…

Can COVID-vaccinated employees Stop Wearing Masks at Work?

Can COVID-vaccinated employees Stop Wearing Masks at Work? COVID-vaccinated employees are asking employers if they can stop wearing masks at work. This begs the question – Can employers modify their mask policy only for vaccinated employees while requiring nonvaccinated employees…

Can Employers Offer COVID Incentives

Can Employers Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for Employees? Can employers offer incentives for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? In short, yes. Incentives may take many forms, such as a one-time bonus, a gift card or a few extra vacation…

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