Reasonable Accommodation

The state of Utah may be the next state to enact a law requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees whose ability to perform their job functions is limited by pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Bill S.B. 59 is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. If passed, employers with 15 or more employees working within Read more

  by Kathleen White, Research & Compliance Attention District of Columbia employers – DC has finally released the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act(PPWFA) mandatory workplace posting. The PPWFA requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees whose ability to perform the functions of a job is limited by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or a related medical condition, unless the accommodation Read more

On April 13, 2015, the governor of Nebraska signed a bill (L 627) relating to pregnancy under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act. Beginning September, employers with 15 employees or more will be required to offer their employees reasonable accommodations with respect to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations may include “more frequent Read more

Summer is just around the corner and already employers are planning for the arrival of unpaid interns to join their workplace ranks. As defined under federal, state and local law, the term “unpaid intern” generally refers to a closely supervised individual who works for an employer on a temporary basis and the work provides training Read more

The recently released Policy on Mental Disabilities and Addictions addresses longstanding discrimination, stigmatization and social exclusion this group experiences in Ontario Canada. The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals with mental health disabilities and addictions from discrimination and harassment under the ground of “disability” and extends to five areas: When receiving goods, services and utilization Read more

Effective April 20, 2014, all employers in the City of Philadelphia are required to provide written notice of the recently enacted Pregnancy Accommodation Rights Law. This notice must be provided to new employees at commencement of employment.  Ideally, the notice would be included in an employee handbook or other form of hiring package. As for Read more

Did you know that 22 years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law? Compliance Poster Company can’t wait to tell you about some of the progress we’ve made since then. The landmark civil rights legislation has created a more inclusive America aimed at providing equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The Read more

Compliance Poster Company is closely watching as California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee furthers two important legislative bills for consideration, Minimum Wage (Annual Adjustments) and Discrimination in Employment (Reasonable Accommodations).  These bills advanced further through the legislative process on Wednesday, with “Do Pass” approvals. Annual adjustments in the hourly minimum wage are provided for on Read more