Can you be regarded as disabled based on a potential future disability? In a case just decided by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, EEOC v. STME, LLC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) espoused precisely this position.
On Aug. 20, 2019, the 9th Circuit dodged answering the question of whether or not morbid obesity is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Return to Work: Creating an Effective Program For Any Type of Absence By Sonja R. Teague, CPDM VP Integrated Absence Management ESIS Given all the leave options available, it’s no … Read More
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 Notes for How to Manage Overlapping Benefits By Marjory Robertson, JD AVP, Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial By Abigail O’Connell, JD Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial Understanding which of … Read More
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
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.
The 4th Circuit has reaffirmed its position that regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of most jobs.
In the global economy, it is not unusual for U.S. multinational companies to have employees working overseas. Overseas employment arrangements require employers to navigate a variety of complex legal issues – some of them leave related.
March 2019 Employment Practices Compliance Managing ever-expanding state and local paid family and sick leave mandates, training supervisors and managers on FMLA and ADA requirements, handling difficult accommodation requests, and … Read More
Supervisors: Key to Managing and Preventing Absence By Glenn Pransky, MD Scientific Advisor Lincoln Financial Group By Tawnya Goertzen Director, Clinical Vocational Operations Lincoln Financial Group Preventing and managing work … Read More
Using Technology to Strengthen Consistency in Absence Management By Geoffrey Simpson Director of Sales & Marketing Presagia A consistent and timely approach is crucial for complying with the Family and … Read More
ADA Requires Training, Process, Documentation By Marjory Robertson, JD AVP, Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial By Abigail O’Connell, JD Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial Employers risk litigation under the Americans … Read More
ADA in the WC World: Lost in Translation? By Gary Anderberg, PhD SVP Claim Analytics Gallagher Bassett Do your colleagues across the hall in risk management speak fluent ADA (Americans … Read More
Top Compliance Challenges for 2019 By Terri L. Rhodes CCMP, CLMS, CPDM, MBA CEO, DMEC Managing the key requirements of ever-expanding state mandates is just one of many leave compliance … Read More
Last year, like every year since the introduction of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the EEOC conducted a record number of ADA-related lawsuits.
For eight years the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Spring Consulting Group (Spring) have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. Our national survey tracks employer methods … Read More
For eight years, DMEC and Spring Consulting Group have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. With information from over 820 employers, the national survey tracks employer methods … Read More
In 2019, we are poised to learn where the 4th Circuit stands on reassignment as an accommodation — an issue that has split the Circuits.
We know that the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) substantially altered the landscape for review of claims asserting a disability. But, are employees still required to show some sort of disorder or impairment to state a claim?