Tag: reasonable accommodation

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Posted in Disabilities

Allergy Claim Triggers Need for Interactive Evaluation of Options

We have an employee who is claiming she’s allergic to various things in the office, but quite honestly, she has been trying to work from…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave

Webinar This Week on Leaves for Expecting Employees

CalChamber’s upcoming webinar on September 17 addresses the leaves and benefits available to expecting and new parents in California and how employers can effectively track…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated EEOC COVID-19 Guidance … Again

As we reach the half-year mark of the pandemic state of emergency, government agencies continue to regularly add new and updated COVID-19-related guidance for employers…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Opioid Use in the Workplace Guidance Released

In non-COVID-19-related news, last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical guidance on managing opioid addiction in the workplace. As opioid use and…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California DFEH Updates COVID-19 FAQs

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has updated their COVID-19 guidance. Employers — be sure to add this update to your library…

An employer may restore all the employee’s essential duties after the immediate crisis has passed, and then evaluate requests for accommodations under the usual ADA rules.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Telework During Pandemic Could Affect Future Remote Work Requests

If an employer allows employees to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic, will the employer have to allow them to continue teleworking after the California shelter-in-place…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Reasonable Accommodations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 changes the employment law landscape, government agencies continue to provide guidance on many commonplace compliance issues that are now causing confusion for employers….

The employer is authorized to request reasonable medical documentation to confirm the existence of the disability and the need for a reasonable accommodation, when the need is not obvious.
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Posted in Disabilities

Requiring a Doctor’s Note to Confirm a Disability

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing to…

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Posted in Time Off

Bereavement Leave Potential Option for Time Off After Miscarriage

Do employees have a right to use bereavement leave after a miscarriage? Employers are not required by law to offer bereavement leave to their employees….

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Posted in Time Off

Most Common Medical Leaves Questions Podcast

The employment law experts at the California Chamber of Commerce field more than 1,600 calls on workplaces issues a month. And that’s on top of…