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...

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 ...

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...

An employer’s FMLA documentation checklist

By: | 04.17.19 | HR Compliance
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing and difficult to administers for even the most sophisticated human resources professional. The law requires employers to give employees a series of notices about their rights under the FMLA and their obli...

Handling religious accommodation requests in the workplace

By: | 04.05.19 | HR Compliance
Most employers are aware of their obligation to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some employers may not be aware, however, that they also must reasonably accommodate an employee’s sincerel...

March Madness: What HR needs to know

By: | 03.19.19 | HR Compliance
It’s March, which means that the Madness – the NCAA basketball tournament, a.k.a. “March Madness” – is about to begin.  ESPN estimated that $10 billion was bet on the tournament last year.  Most of it was wagered illegally, and m...