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The Opioid Epidemic and the Workplace

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Fredrick (“Fred”) J. Bissinger, Ford Harrison LLP Lexology Blog Addiction issues, especially the ongoing opioid epidemic, can significantly impact the workplace, and employers should ensure they have policies and procedures in place to address the potential impact of these issues….

Preventing Fatigue-Related Injuries on the Job

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Injuries /accidents on the job related to fatigue can be costly. The direct and indirect costs of fatigue are astronomically high in the United States, affecting the health and safety of millions of Americans. Employers should be aware of causes…

Using AI to Hire? Beware!

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When it came to bias in hiring decision-making, conventional wisdom pertaining to artificial intelligence (AI) was that AI offered a system to be a great unbiased equalizer. On its face, it made sense: if we delegate complex decisions to AI,…

At A Glance

At a Glance: Hiring Employees in USA By: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Lexology, April 13 2022 Conducting Background checks Federal law does not generally restrict background checks of applicants and employees as long as the employer conducts the check…

Reminder to Upgrade to the New EEOC Poster

In Case You Missed It: A Reminder to Upgrade to the New EEOC Poster By Smith Currie & Hancock, Lexology, November 17 2022 Between a constantly changing regulatory environment, supply chain issues, inflation, and the 2022 mid-term elections, it can…

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,…

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