EEOC News in 2017

By: Nicole Cheuk.

EEOC Wellness Program Notice Requirements for 2017 If you are not doing so already, be aware that as of January 1, 2017, employers offering voluntary wellness programs must provide employees a notice in accordance with final regulations issued by the EEOC in May 2016. Wellness programs are generally health promotion and disease prevention programs and […]

 

Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder Withdraws from Consideration

By: Brian Muse.

Update:  President Trump has nominated R. Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary following the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder.  Mr. Acosta is a former United States Attorney and served as Commissioner on the National Labor Relations Board during the George W. Bush Administration.  He is currently Dean of Florida International University Law School.  Original Post: President Trump’s nominee […]

 

Victoria Lipnic Appointed Acting EEOC Chair

By: Brian Muse.

The Trump Administration announced the appointment of EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic to serve as acting head of the Agency.  Lipnic, a Republican, has served as a Commissioner since 2010 when she was appointed by President Obama.  Lipnic will replace outgoing Commissioner Jenny Yang as Chair. During her tenure, Lipnic has gained a reputation for working […]

 

The Employment Law Horizon – What does 2017 hold for employers?

By: Brian Muse.

There has been no shortage of prognostication and opinion as to how the new Trump Administration will alter the legal landscape in numerous areas. Here, we look at five ways employers may be impacted as the new Administration begins to put its stamp on federal regulations and agencies that most impact employment law. The Future […]

 

Employment Law Alert: New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect on December 1

By: Sands Anderson.

Authors: C. Michael DeCamps, Faith A. Alejandro and Brian G. Muse Yesterday, a Texas federal judge put a halt on the new overtime rules spearheaded by President Obama’s administration that were to take effect on December 1.  Businesses everywhere have gone into overtime to prepare for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) wage & […]

 

Employee Performance and Disability: A Short Course on Evaluation Under the ADA

By: Bradford King.

Act I:  The Problem Jason is a veteran middle school math teacher who has been in the classroom for more than twenty years. He has never been a strong teacher. The principal who worked with him for the bulk of his twenty-year teaching career was aware of Jason’s weaknesses, but failed to document them as […]