Tag: reasonable accommodation

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations
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Posted in Disabilities

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations Tackled in Upcoming Webinar

In 2023, 22.5 percent of people with a disability were employed — a record high since the data was first collected in 2008. As more…

After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule
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Posted in Alternative Workweek

After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule

My company adopted an alternative workweek schedule. Does this mean that all employees must work our alternative four-day 10-hour shift schedule, or can employees choose…

Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules
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Posted in Discrimination Pregnancy Disability Leave

Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The public has…

U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test
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Posted in Discrimination

U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously revised Title VII’s religious accommodation and “undue hardship” analysis — the first decision to address the…

religious beliefs
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Posted in Discrimination

Employers Must Explore Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs

Religion is one of just two protected classes under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — disability is the other — that requires employers…

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Posted in Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC Updates ‘Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace’ Guidance

Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, which also notes that hearing loss has…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Workplace Policies

Pregnant, Nursing Workers Gain More Federal Protections

While California employers were preparing for 2023 new employment-related laws, two new federal laws for employers may have flown under the radar. Passed as part…

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Posted in Discrimination Health and Safety

Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) —…

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Posted in Disabilities

Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), can I require medical documentation from their…

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Posted in Disabilities

Can Employees Sue for Unwanted Birthday Parties?

In Kentucky, a former employee was recently awarded $450,000 after an unwanted birthday party. HR professionals across the country have been clicking on these headlines…