The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl LII Champions!!!

Image Credit: @JakeMONTGOMERY on Twitter Oh, you were expecting employment law today? Ok, here’s a tip. New England fans are not a protected class. It’s ok to make fun. Cowboys fans too. Then, go high-five some of your other employees. The underdog prevailed.  The Eagles won the Super Bowl!

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Don’t forget leave as an ADA accommodation. (Yeah, that’s right. Leave!)

Image Credit: Photofunia.com Over the Summer, I blogged here about the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc. (opinion here). In Severson, the Court concluded that “a multimonth leave of absence is beyond the scope of a reasonable accommodation under the ADA….Simply put, an extended leave of absence does not give a disabled individual the means to work;…

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Hey Handbook! Do we have to let our employee bring his emotional-support peacock to work?

Image Credit: Pexels.com Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? No, peacocks can’t fly…commercial. Several news outlets are reporting that a major US airline refused to allow an emotional-support animal to board a plane at Newark Airport this weekend with its human companion. Daniella Silva’s quip from her report on NBCNews.com takes the cake, “Finally…

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Plaintiff’s discrimination claim foiled by Instagram filters

Image Credit: By Ragesoss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsHR compliance has evolved from FMLA facebook posts to 16 shades of Instagram hair.  But first, The Simpsons. There’s an episode of The Simpsons from its third season called “Homer at the Bat.” One of the series’ greatest episodes, in “Homer at the…

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A lesson on workplace drug testing and opioids

Image Credit: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trileptal_tablets.jpg) CC BY-SA 3.0, Link One of your potential hires just completed a five-panel drug test as a condition of employment, and he tested positive for opioids. What do you do? Did your company violate the law by using a drug screen that detects opioids? No. It didn’t. An Alabama federal court recently…

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