New Rules Highlight the Need to Review Employee Forms and Policies

By John J. Cannon III, Doreen E. Lilienfeld, Gillian Emmett Moldowan, Matthew Behrens and Daniella Villatoro: Shearman & Sterling LLP Lexology, February 5, 2024 For many companies, the use of “form” employee documents is an efficient practice that ensures consistent…

A Disparate Impact on a Protected Group Is Not Always Illegal

Shawe Rosenthal LLP – Fiona W. Ong Lexology, January 31 2024 One form of discrimination is where a policy or job requirement has a disparate (i.e., negative) impact on a protected group. However, that impact is not necessarily illegal under…

Protecting a Job Applicant’s Medical History

Reference: – Fiona W. Ong, Shawe Rosenthal LLP, An Applicant’s Family Medical History? Apparently, That’s the Million Dollar Question! Lexology, 2024 As most employers (hopefully) know, the Americans with Disabilities Act sets forth strict guidelines for when employers can require…

Accommodating Cannabis: A “How-To” for Employers

By Robin Shea, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP February 9 2024, Lexology These steps could help keep you out of trouble. An employee in a safety-sensitive job who has been diagnosed with cancer is selected for a random drug…

How to Avoid Height and Weight Discrimination in Hiring

By Tracey I. Levy, Levy Employment Law LLC Lexology, Dec 11, 2023 New York City law now prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on their height and weight. New York City has thereby joined the state…

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…

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