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The ADA and lawful use of prescribed medication by employees

Two recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC should remind employers that the ADA generally protects qualified disabled individuals who legally use prescribed medications: Volvo Group of North America paid $70,000 to settle a suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an individual who was denied employment after he disclosed during his post-offer physical that [...]

By | 2018-02-13T09:19:59+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

Can directing social media employment ads to a “targeted” audience be illegal discrimination? “We are about to find out.”

Many employers utilize Facebook to advertise open positions. Facebook’s format allows an ad to be directed to users based on a number of criteria, including age groups. A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California alleging that T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and other yet unnamed employers engaged in illegal age discrimination [...]

By | 2018-01-05T09:14:07+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

As you have probably read, the now more employer-friendly NLRB recently overruled its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, a case which broadly expanded when two employers could be found to be joint employers of a group of employees under the NLRA. In Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, the NLRB returned to its prior position that two employers may [...]

By | 2017-12-19T12:04:16+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA

If a company requests a credit check or criminal history check on applicants for employment, it must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, “FCRA,” if that information is obtained from a Consumer Reporting Agency. (Any person which for monetary fees regularly engages in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit or other information [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:02:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

Employee Turnover: Some Random Thoughts

When one views any turnover statistics, perhaps the old maxim about the 3 types of lies should come to mind: 1) Lies; 2) Damn Lies; and 3) Statistics. This is because employers utilize different criteria when calculating their turnover rates. However, a business owner doesn’t really need to rely on a numbers analysis to know [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:55:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Employee Turnover|0 Comments

Reefer Madness?

A court in Massachusetts has allowed an employee who tested positive for marijuana to continue her disability discrimination case against the employer who terminated her employment based on the positive drug test. The facts in the case are a little clouded: The employee, CB, was offered a job promoting food products in food stores for [...]

By | 2017-07-31T04:36:16+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s “new” federal overtime rule

Quick Update on The Department of Labor’s (DOL) “new” federal overtime rule: As you may recall, in November a federal judge issued an injunction delaying enforcement of the new overtime rule that would have increased the exempt salary threshold amount from $23,660 to $47,476. A recent brief filed in the case by the Department of [...]

By | 2017-07-17T09:53:04+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Business Ownership|0 Comments

Kentucky Oaks Day 2017 at Churchill Downs is Friday, May 5th

Oaks Day (as we Louisvillians call it), which occurs the Friday before the Derby, is considered Louisville’s Local Day. However, it has gained popularity with out-of-towners over the years. This race is a Grade 1 stakes race for 3 year-old Thoroughbred Fillies and the winning horse is draped with a beautiful garland of Stargazer Lilies. [...]

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