Class Action Suit Claims ADA Requires Public Accommodation to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 at Facility

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

Despite significant legal obstacles, on May 4, 2020, a group of plaintiffs filed a class action complaint alleging the Queens Adult Care Center (QACC) violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III) and its precursor, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), by failing to provide a level of care to safeguard their health and safety at its assisted living facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EEOC Opines on COVID-19 Testing by Employers

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The EEOC’s most recent update provides an answer to the following question: “May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus) before permitting employees to enter the workplace?”

EEOC Releases Recorded Webinar Addressing Important Questions

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The EEOC published a webinar to address common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, including: taking employees temperatures, appropriate and inappropriate disclosure of information related to an employee’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and managing employee accommodation requests including requests from employees in the high risk categories identified by the CDC.

From Daunting to Doable: Conquer Documenting Essential Job Functions

DMEC StaffCompliance Conference

Profound changes in work, workplaces, and workers are creating demand for new approaches to leave policies. Our session at the 2019 DMEC Compliance Conference, Keep Up With the Competition: Creating Innovative Company Leave Programs, will enable you to understand these changes; identify how they impact your company; and learn how to incorporate this knowledge into the design of leave policies that create a competitive advantage while maintaining legal compliance and coordination with other benefits.

Integrating the ADA and RTW

DMEC Staff@Work

Integrating the ADA and RTW for a Smooth Transition By Magdalena M. Torres Disability Analyst Provident Bank Provident Bank has found several advantages in integrating the Americans with Disabilities Act … Read More

Compliance Memos: July 2019

DMEC Staff@Work

Battleground Over Complex State and Local Leave Laws The complexity of paid leave laws opens doors to legal challenges. Which employers are subject to the law? Minnesota. In May, the … Read More

Connecticut Issues Guidance on Pregnancy Accommodation

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Apr. 23, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) issued a Best Practices Bluepaper as guidance for employers with three or more employees facing accommodation requests from employees for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.