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When the FLSA and the ADA Meet…
April 20, 2018
After a hiatus of many years, the Department of Labor has once again begun issuing opinion letters, which are responses to a particular employer’s situation that offer guidance to all employers on specific issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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When Requested Leave Will Not Help Anyway
April 18, 2018
Is an employer required to extend multiple leaves of absence to an employee  when there is no anticipated return to work? No, according to a California court in the case of Ruiz v. ParadigmWorks Group, Inc.
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Yoga Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation
March 30, 2018
I was highly entertained by a recent case in which an employee requested to attend a yoga class as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Employee Pain Management and the ADA
March 29, 2018
The national opioid epidemic of course has workplace implications, as more employees either have prescriptions for or are consuming pain medicine, such as morphine or Vicodin, with or without a prescription.
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Along the Spectrum
March 2, 2018
When you are an employment lawyer, you tend to view events through a particular lens.
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ADA - Employee Mental Health - Employer Right
January 26, 2018
Concerns about workplace violence, bullying, and harassment sometimes result in employers facing a difficult choice, which is either to require a mental health fitness for duty examination or wait to see if the concerns about the employee prove to be accurate. No employer has an obligation to retain an employee whose behavior creates a potential risk of harm to the employee or others.
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The ADA Under Attorney General Sessions
January 11, 2018
Just before the holidays, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice was rescinding 25 documents that the agency considered to be unnecessary, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.
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The Smoke Hasn’t Cleared: What’s the Workplace Impact of the FDA’s Approval of a Marijuana Based Drug? https://t.co/teemmHKPgX