Out dated personnel practices can cost you!

I titled this “personnel” practices rather than HR practices because, as you will see, what this company did reflects pre-2000 ways of thinking. Many companies still operate this way and they are bound to suffer for it at some point. Pre-hire medical forms The Americans with Disabilities Act has been around since 1990. In the …

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Pregnancy Disability Discrimination a KEY Target of EEOC

According to the EEOC’s 2012 Strategic Enforcement Plan pregnancy discrimination, particularly when it applies to discrimination on the basis of a pregnancy related disability, is a major target for investigation in 2013 and beyond. Related disability We all know that under Title VII, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it is illegal to discriminate …

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The ADAAA: This Is As Messy As It Sounds

I sat in on a webinar yesterday about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendmenst Act. Based on what I heard the ADAAA would be better renamed “Ninety-eight percent of your employees and candidates will be able to claim a disability” Act. The webinar was conduct by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on the final regulations put out …

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The ADA's Impact on Your Website: New USDOJ Rules Coming

Well is that a subject you have ever thought about? Not me. But thanks to Adam Santucci of the Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog  I have now. Adam reports that the litigation group from their lawfirm published a newsletter discussing The Internet – The Next Frontier for the ADA: Will Your Website Comply?  Writer Kimberly Colonna …

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An Important Step in the ADAA: The Interactive Process

This post may be a bit “HR geeky”, but supposedly I am the “HR technician.” I am not really sure about that but if I save someone’s fanny from a lawsuit I will be happy. (BTW, nothing I say on this post should be construed to be legal advice. I am NOT an attorney! If I …

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Ageism, Sexism, Racism: Alive and Well

If you have been watching any of the coverage of the U.S. presidential election you realize that people can get pretty passionate about their choices for candidates. That is one of the things that makes the process interesting. People have differences in how they think taxes, energy, war, employment, unemployment, immigration, natural disasters, the economy …

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Discrimination in the Workplace: Double Digit Increases

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a News Release on March 5th detailing the bias claims from 2007 compared to 2006. With one exception, bias claims in all areas saw double digit increases. Here are some of the highlights: Race continues to be the largest number of claims, with 30,510 claims, an increase of …

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