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...

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...

DOL proposes new OT rule setting FLSA exemption threshold at $35K

By: | 03.08.19 | HR Alerts
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited PROPOSED replacement to the Obama administration’s controversial salary thresholds required for workers to qualify for the “white collar” exempt...