A doctor’s note about a worker’s physical limitations couldn’t prove the worker had a disability because the doctor had not been properly identified as an expert witness, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (Tesone v. Empire Marketing Strategies, No. 20-1093 (10th Cir., Feb. 5, 2021)). Empire, a marketing company, assigned a worker to…

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Manufacturing employers probably will continue to see an increase in COVID-19-related litigation affecting the industry. Keeping up with recent trends in COVID-19-related litigation can help manufacturers ensure compliance with the common bases of alleged violations. Nationwide, manufacturers have seen one to seven new COVID-19-related employment complaint filings a week since the beginning of April 2020.…

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The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requires employers to provide short-term paid leave to military reservists to the same extent they provide paid leave for other absences such as jury duty, according to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (White v. United Airlines, Inc. and United Continental Holdings, Inc., No. 19-2546…

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President Joe Biden wasted little time in making his mark on the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) – a development of import to all employers, as the law it enforces, the National Labor Relations Act, protects the rights of all employees, not just union members, to engage in concerted activity regarding the…

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As more companies work toward gender equality, transparency in reporting and disclosure of social data may be on the rise. A record number of companies disclosed their data for this year’s Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), according to a report released Jan. 27. GEI companies had a 94% disclosure score on average, according to Bloomberg. However, the data…

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