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Adjust Job Duties

Posted on November 3, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reaffirmed the duty of employers to consider minor adjustments to job duties as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This decision, while dealing with the ADA, rei…

DOJ Provides Guidance to School Districts

Posted on November 18, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

Over the weekend, I was able to read a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, which addressed the responsibility of public schools to ensure effective communication with students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities. …

Are Employers Receiving A Special Christmas Gift This Year?

Posted on November 20, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Some commentators have suggested that the recent Republican vote will limit the activity of the National Labor Relations Board and avoid the potential for more activist activity from the Board. It is not clear, however, how the House and Senate can effec…

Holiday Party - Celebration?

Posted on November 24, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Everyone is thinking about the holiday season. Many human resource professionals are wondering whether or not the company should sponsor a holiday party and what limits should be applied to such an event. The best answer is to be reasonable and to be mor…

NLRB Attacks Independent Contractor Status

Posted on November 25, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board has attacked the test that is generally used to determine whether or not an individual is an independent contractor or is considered an employee eligible for voting to be represented by a union. In …

Labor Unions Have Another Reason to Be Thankful: NLRB Serves Up Holiday Season Gift

Posted on November 26, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

On November 21, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) served up a holiday season gift to organized labor—in the form of a new, significantly more “union friendly” view of “solicitation” policies utilized in many non-union workplaces [designe…