2015 Top Topics in Employee Handbooks

The top policy issues in 2015 according to XpertHR survey involve: (1) Paid Sick Leave; (2) Data Privacy; and (3) Social Media Use. Paid Sick Leave At present, paid sick days campaigns or legislation exist in Alaska, Arizona, California, Chicago, East Orange (N.J.), Eugene (Ore.), Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Irvington (N.J.), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,... Read More

NLRB Issues Compliance Guidance on “Needed Edits” to Employee Handbooks

In a March 2015 report to National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) regional directors, the NLRB General Counsel, Richard Griffin, Jr., provided apparent “guidance” to employers for reference in drafting compliant employer policies. Although much of what Mr. Griffin outlined or identified as prohibited under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”), has yet to... Read More

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Accommodation Issues, and Disparate Impact – Oh My!

In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the United States Supreme Court took up an accommodation issue involving a pregnant employee who alleged that denial of an accommodation constituted disparate treatment under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”). Facts: Peggy Young was a part time driver for United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS). When Young... Read More