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Relocation decision and transfer before transfer of undertaking

Relocation decision and transfer before transfer of undertaking

The employment law aspects of restructuring measures as part of business practice are coming under scrutiny. Company structures frequently undergo change, especially before sales of businesses, or parts thereof. Employers use relocation based on their managerial authority, transfers, termination agreements and dismissals with the option of altered conditions of employment ... Read More »

EEOC advisory letter makes clear that “sample” ADA policies and forms can get you in trouble

EEOC advisory letter makes clear that “sample” ADA policies and forms can get you in trouble

The internet can be an excellent resource, but it can also be a very dangerous resource. Recently, the EEOC issued an advisory letter addressing a sample ADA policy and sample forms for responding to an accommodation request that were posted on a state agency’s website. Although the sample policy and forms were posted ... Read More »

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The Obama administration proposes rules that allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to obtain employment in the United States

The Obama administration proposes rules that allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to obtain employment in the United States

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Obama administration unveiled proposed rules that would grant employment authorization to spouses of skilled workers (H-1B visas holders) that have been sponsored by their employers for permanent employment in the United States. Currently, 85,000 new H-1B visas are issued each year, 20,000 of which ... Read More »

Appellate court rules that trial court failed to consider city ordinance prohibiting workplace discrimination

Appellate court rules that trial court failed to consider city ordinance prohibiting workplace discrimination

In October 2011, James Hoover, assistant superintendent in charge of operations at the City of Elyria’s water pumping plant, made several racially discriminatory comments toward Lamont Jackson, an African-American, part-time employee; calling him “Black Buck,” “Big Black Buck,” and “BBB” throughout the work day. These comments were made in front ... Read More »

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