In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, we are sharing a copy of CWC’s popular FMLA Compliance Outline, a comprehensive resource designed to assist our members in understanding the FMLA’s basic requiremen
The EEOC has updated its nearly 10-year-old guidance on hearing disabilities in the workplace to take into account recent technological advances as well as to put a greater emphasis on an employer’s reasonable accommodation obligations with respect t
The Labor Department reports that in fiscal year 2022 it resolved the fewest number of administrative complaints filed under the Family and Medical Leave Act since the law was enacted in 1993.
Confirming a ruling issued by the court in a similar case decided 15 years ago, the Seventh Circuit has reaffirmed that an employer can discipline an employee for abusing FMLA leave if the employer has an honest belief that abuse is occurring.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been poised for some time to take up a case that will allow it to reconsider the “de minimis” standard for showing undue hardship in denying a religious accommodation under Title VII. The Court recently found its case, and
A new law approved by the last Congress shortly before it adjourned expands the 2010 “Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act” to cover executives, managers, and professionals who were previously exempt from the law’s protection.
Contained within the massive government spending bill recently approved by Congress is a new law that expands protection for pregnant workers. Our memo analyzes the new law, which goes into effect at the end of June.
The appeals court rejected plaintiff’s claim that she was fired based on the recommendation of a biased supervisor, finding that the company broke any causal chain by conducting an independent investigation and reaching the same conclusion that she s
We expected the Biden Administration’s Labor Department to be more aggressive in filing formal OFCCP-related administrative lawsuits, but that hasn’t been the case until now. Things may be changing, however, as our memo explains.
A recent ruling by a federal appeals court serves as a reminder that an employer has a duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to consider reasonably accommodating a qualified individual for purposes of taking a preemployment test.
As with the FMLA and the NLRA, the ADA contains a so-called interference clause in addition to its anti-retaliation provision. Given the dearth of case law interpreting the clause, a recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals provides some h
In a case of first impression, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that “gender dysphoria” is a covered disability under the ADA, distinguishing the condition from otherwise excluded “gender identity disorders.”
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC’s most recent virtual member roundtable featured a discussion of the compliance implications of the Supreme Court’s controversial abortion ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has posted the latest update to its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws FAQs.
New guidance posted recently by the Department of Labor serves as a reminder that the Family and Medical Leave Act covers serious mental health conditions as well as serious physical health conditions.
This ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the federal appeals court serves as a reminder that a drug testing policy should be clear in its terms and applied consistently in order to minimize potential claims of discrimination.
MEMBER ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULED. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision is prompting questions from our members regarding how new abortion restrictions might intersect with their workplace compliance obl
A tool for evaluating disability and veteran outreach under OFCCP rules
The court’s ruling serves as a reminder that simply discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave can be enough to support an unlawful interference claim.
A ruling by the Third Circuit finding that the Postal Service did not discriminate by failing to provide a religious accommodation to an employee who refused to work on Sundays could serve as the vehicle for the Supreme Court to revisit Title VII’s r
A suite of resources to assist with planning, conducting, documenting and evaluation outreach efforts.
In another example of the EEOC’s growing scrutiny of how the use of Artificial Intelligence tools intersects with the laws the agency enforces, the Commission has issued new technical assistance guidance on ensuring that AI tools don’t violate the AD
Addressing an issue that has split the federal courts for almost 30 years, the Department of Justice has issued guidance taking the position that the public accommodations requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act cover websites.
According to the latest annual report (covering 2021) prepared by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. workforce has increased over the last decade.
According to statistics released recently by the Department of Labor, the number of complaints it resolved that were filed by individuals under either the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act has gone down noticeably in recent
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