If an employee is an at-will employee, he or she is not entitled to any explanation about the reason for the termination.  Nevertheless, when terminating an employee, most employers sensibly provide the employee with a reason for the termination. In any subsequent litigation, the employer will be required to explain the legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for…

Working understaffed is never easy for managers or the rest of the work force. The concern about getting the work done creates pressures on everyone. When an employee seeks an accommodation under the ADA, many questions arise. A recent case demonstrated what can happen when not working with the requesting employee.

A utility company staff lawyer…

Dan Schwartz will join follow employment and HR bloggers John Hyman (Ohio Employer’s Law Blog), Eric Meyer (The Employer Handbook Blog), Jeff Nowak (FMLA Insights), Robin Shea (Employment & Labor Insider), and Suzanne Lucas (Evil HR Lady) for a one-hour recap of 2017 employment law and HR compliance news. Presenters will also provide practical tips to help employers prepare the workplace for 2018.

There’s an old(?) Bonnie Raitt song that my parents used to listen to when I was in college called “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About.”  It’s about a crush, but the intro could be just as applicable to a new court decision. The lyrics start: “People are talkin’, talkin’ ’bout people, I hear them whisper, you won’t believe it.”