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Financial Institution Websites And The ADA: Is Your Website Accessible?
In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Court Holds That Long-Term Leaves Of Absence Are Not A Reasonable Accommodation, But Wisconsin Employers Must Proceed With Caution
The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") has long been interpreted to allow employees to take a leave of absence as an accommodation for a disability.
United States
1 May 2018
Benefits Counselor February 2018
The Department of Labor ("DOL") announced its final decision that the new disability claim regulations will apply to claims filed after April 1, 2018.
United States
9 Feb 2018
Who Let The Dogs In . . . The Workplace?
If an employer has not yet received an employee request to bring an animal to work as a reasonable accommodation, it may only be a matter of time.
United States
2 Jan 2018
Benefits Counselor Fall 2017
The Department of Labor ("DOL") announced its plan to review the recently finalized rule regarding full and fair review of disability benefit claims
United States
3 Nov 2017
Asking for Salary History May Be Illegal In Your State
On October 12, 2017, California enacted a law that prohibits employers from requesting (either orally or in writing) job applicants' salary history, including both compensation and benefits.
United States
30 Oct 2017
Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Holds Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited By Title VII
The Seventh Circuit's landmark decision allows employees in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois to bring claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation under federal law.
United States
8 May 2017
Governor Walker's Budget Could Affect Wisconsin Employment Laws
On February 8, 2017, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker presented his two‑year executive budget bill (the "Bill") to the Wisconsin legislature.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Benefits Counselor January 2017
Furnish Forms 1095 B and 1095 C to Participants. Plan sponsors of self funded health plans and applicable large employers ("ALEs") must provide copies of the Form 1095 B or 1095 C...
United States
17 Jan 2017
ACA 1557: More Than Just Transgender Benefits
Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of Civil Rights issued final regulations implementing Affordable Care Act ("ACA") section 1557.
United States
17 Oct 2016
OSHA Provides Guide To Transgender Restroom Access
Transgender bathroom access issues have been the recent focus of political debate and the media spotlight and discussed in Katie Triska's recent article...
United States
20 Jul 2016
Employee Benefits Update June 2016
On May 13, 2016, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") issued an interim final rule that significantly increases the maximum daily penalty for failure to provide the notices required by ERISA section 4071...
United States
17 Jun 2016
Transgender Employees: Six Recommendations For Employers
According to the EEOC, denying any employee equal access to the bathroom that corresponds to the employee's gender identity is sex discrimination.
United States
2 Jun 2016
English Only Policy At Leon's Frozen Custard Sparks Legal Controversy
A Milwaukee frozen custard shop recently garnered national news coverage regarding its "English only" policy.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Employee Benefits Update May 2016
Forms 1095-B and 1095-C must be distributed to participants and filed with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").
United States
9 May 2016
Employer's E-mails Revive ADA And USERRA Claims
Supervisors and managers must think twice before sending e-mails, as a recent decision from the federal appeals court in Chicago reminds us.
United States
11 Apr 2016
Employment Laws Affecting Your Brewery
As your brewery ramps up production, you many need more hands on deck to handle the increased demand.
United States
28 Oct 2015
U.S. Supreme Court: Employers Must Accommodate Religious Practices
Employers are often confronted with conflicts between company policy and an individual's religious obligation.
United States
22 Jun 2015
Ten Tips For Addressing Disability Issues
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) imposes certain obligations on employers, and compliance with this law is important.
United States
2 Jan 2015
Illinois Employers Must Think Outside The "Box" Regarding Applicants’ Criminal History
Illinois is one of latest states to enact "ban the box" legislation, a law that precludes employers from screening applicants based on criminal history.
United States
5 Nov 2014
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