Measles in the workplace: What should employers do?

By: | 06.17.19 | HR Compliance
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from January 1 to May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated...

Is obesity considered a disability under the ADA?

By: | 06.10.19 | Common HR Questions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately forty percent of American adults are considered obese. In 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease. With the prevalence of obesity in our society, ...

Complying with New Jersey Commuter Benefits Law

By: | 06.03.19 | HR Compliance
With the signing of the New Jersey Transit Benefits Law on March 1, 2019, New Jersey became the first state to require employers to offer pre-tax transportation fringe benefits to employees (Transit Benefits). While some details regarding the implementation of the law ...

Heard on the Employer’s Hotline – Part Two

By: | 05.22.19 | Common HR Questions
In part one, we reviewed 3 questions we have received recently on the employer’s hotline. While we discussed these questions briefly at the 2019 HR & Employment Law Conference, we share more detailed responses here. These are real questions (some details may ...

Heard on the Employer’s Hotline – Part One

By: | 05.09.19 | Common HR Questions
Thank you to all members and friends who attended MEA’s HR & Employment Law Conference, held on May 2, 2019. As part of the conference, we circulated several questions that have been “Heard on the MEA Hotline” over the past several months. These a...

Do employers have to allow support animals in the workplace?

By: | 04.24.19 | HR Compliance
An employer’s recent settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides an important lesson for any employer with an employee who has requested the use of a service or support animal at work. About a year ago, the EEOC sued CRST Internati...