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Smells like a Lawsuit . . . Fragrance Sensitivity under the ADA
An Illinois federal judge has
rejected an employee’s disability discrimination lawsuit, in which the employee
claimed her employer failed to reasonably accommodate her fragrance sensitivity
as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).   Wh...

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THE $300,000 FLU SHOT
While getting a flu shot may
result in a temporarily sore arm, a Pennsylvania hospital is feeling some significant
financial pain in its bank account after settling a lawsuit over its mandatory
flu shot policy.   As first reported here back in October 2016,...

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EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE NEW YEAR
   One of the biggest employment
law developments of 2016 will carry over into 2017 and a new
administration.   Employers nationwide
spent much of the past year preparing for the December 1, 2016 implementation
of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Ru...

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SURPRISE FLSA RULING
It continues to be a season of surprises
in American politics . . . and in employment law.   Who would ever have thought that a federal
judge, appointed by President Obama, would throw a money wrench in a key
initiative of the Obama Department of Labor?   N...

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RULING EXPECTED NEXT WEEK IN LEGAL CHALLENGE TO INCREASED SALARY REQUIREMENT FOR FLSA “WHITE COLLAR” EXEMPTIONS
Back in May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final rule, bumping the minimum salary level for white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") from $23,660 annually ($455 per week) to $47,476 annually ($913 per week)....

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EMPLOYMENT LAW "SOUP OF THE DAY"
Welcome
to another serving of TEWTDT's "Employment Law Soup of the Day",
where we look at the sometimes less than appetizing developments facing
employers and HR professionals.  Topping the menu today is the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's (...

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U.S. SUPREME COURT PASSES ON WEIGHTY ISSUE OF OBESITY AS A DISABILITY UNDER THE ADA
 The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which held that that an obese job applicant was not disabled for purposes of a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (...

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U.S. SUPREME COURT PASSES ON WEIGHTY ISSUE OF OBESITY AS A DISABILITY UNDER THE ADA
 The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which held that that an obese job applicant was not disabled for purposes of a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (...

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