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Association Discrimination under the ADA

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 6/16/2008

One of my employees has requested a modified work schedule to care for his wife, who was rendered paraplegic by an automobile accident. Am I required to provide such an accommodation under the "association discrimination" provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act?  More...

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Diabetes Under the ADA

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 5/30/2008

One of my employees has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Does this employee automatically become entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act as a result? More...

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Interracial Marriage Discrimination

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 5/22/2008

One of my employees, a white man, has been harassed and threatened with termination by his supervisor because he is married to an African-American woman. More...

Evidence of Discrimination

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 5/22/2008

When terminating an employee, I try to prevent a negative or humiliating confrontation by giving a neutral reason for the termination rather than stating outright that the actual cause is the employee's poor performance. More...

Co-Worker Retaliation under Title VII

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 4/25/2008

One of my employees, after alleging that a popular supervisor sexually harassed her, has also claimed to have been repeatedly harassed by several coworkers angry at her for filing a complaint against this supervisor, with whom they are friends. More...

Calculating Overtime Pay When Holiday Pay is Included

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 4/15/2008

During a recent pay period, a non-exempt employee, because she worked on a paid holiday within that workweek, became entitled to 40 hours of regular pay plus eight hours of holiday pay. More...

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Swapping Shifts to Accommodate Religion

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 4/3/2008

Some of my employees have voluntarily "swapped" shifts with their coworkers because of religious commitments. More...

Family & Medical Leave Act - Armed Forces

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 3/23/2008

In light of recent military-related amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), should I update the FMLA notice currently posted in my employees' break room? More...

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Counting Employees for COBRA

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 3/17/2008

If an employer has 13 full-time employees, each of whom works 40 hours per week, and 10 part-time employees, each of whom works 20 hours per week, can this employer qualify as a “small-employer plan” under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)? More...

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Age Discrimination in Employment Act

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 3/4/2008

Does an aggrieved employee havt to wait a specific period of time before filing a lawsuit against my organization under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act? More...

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