SUBSCRIBE E-NEWSLETTERS AWARDS COLUMNS MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCES ABOUT US RESEARCH

Employment Law

More Employment Law Articles:

More OSHA Changes Ahead
With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rolling out a number of changes in the coming months, experts weigh in on the likely impact they will have on employers.
More
Getting Tough on Gender Bias
After the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pair of lawsuits aimed at private employers over claims of sexual discrimination, experts say organizations need to be more aware of what's going on in their own workplaces.
More
Obama's HR Legacy
Regardless of how history will ultimately view President Obama's legacy, experts agree that his enormous impact on healthcare and the workplace won't be forgotten anytime soon.
More
Fighting the Backlash
As Anti-Muslim sentiment rises in the United States -- fueled both by recent criminal incidents and the current political climate -- the EEOC has a message for employers: We're watching.
More
Revisiting Workplace Retaliation
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reviewing its guidance on workplace retaliation. Some experts say the guidelines simply reflect a codification of prior court decisions while others believe the EEOC is over-stretching its authority.
More
Preparing for New Overtime Rules
HR professionals need to be on top of the developments surrounding an overhaul to current white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
More
A Deeper Dive into the Pay Gap
Many HR professionals are trying to figure out if the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's newly proposed revisions to its EEO-1 form are really justified or if they will simply turn out to be one gigantic administrative burden.
More
Revisiting the 'Manager Rule'
A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals may force employers to put a sharp focus on the retaliation "minefield" of the Fair Labor Standards Act, experts say.
More
Compliance Officers Need More Clout
A recent survey finds more companies are hiring compliance and ethics officers; however, scandal and fraud continue, and a lack of effective training and empowerment are likely chief factors.
More
A Matter of Faith
Observant Muslims are required to pray five times a day. However, accommodating this need has proven contentious in some workplaces.
More
Employment Law Outlook for 2016
Litigation against employers continues to rise, often with significant financial consequences. What can HR do to reduce the risk?
More
Hitting Pause on Workplace-Recording Policies
Legal experts say a recent NLRB ruling gives employers with "no-recordings" policies another reason to reconsider their handbook language in an era of aggressive enforcement and employee protection.
More
SOTU Speech Signals More Workplace Changes
In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama talked about revamping workplace regulations and giving employees more of a voice in how they work. While that sounds promising, experts predict it may simply mean more upcoming regulations for employers.
More
A Look Ahead
Experts say upcoming decisions from the Supreme Court and the National Labor Relations Board are just a few of the issues HR leaders need to be focused on in the coming 12 months.
More
Avoiding Holiday Party Liability and Danger
Despite the best of intentions, the unfortunate reality is that holiday parties create an increased risk of liability and danger for both employers and employees. Here are some ways to avoid the pitfalls along the holiday-party road.
More
Decoding Disability Discrimination
New research uncovers biases against disabled applicants in the hiring process, while experts say HR needs to play a frontline role in helping recruiters and managers overcome any stigma associated with disabilities.
More
Seeking Clarity on Privacy
A new proposed rule by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attempts to provide a clearer framework for employers to follow when collecting information on employees' spouses.
More
More Clarity or More Confusion?
An ongoing investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that seeks the release of "pedigree information" from the company it's investigating is raising questions of employee privacy and undue burdens in both HR and legal circles.
More
< Previous | Next >

Legal Clinic Column

Question: Can we require our employees to use an employee-assistance program? We have an employee who made a physical threat against her supervisor to a member of HR. We want to make that employee consult with a therapist at an EAP as a condition for that employee being able to return to work, as we are concerned that she may have emotional problems. Are we allowed to require that this or any other employee consult with an EAP as a condition for maintaining his or her job? Are there any laws that we risk breaking if we do this?
How Much to Disclose? May 13, 2016
More