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With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year, now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see if any revisions may be necessary. Join Attorney Daniel Carr for a seminar on Employee Handbooks. He…
similar to the interactive process under the ADA. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employee-handbooks/

Employee Handbooks

similar to the interactive process under the ADA. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd1/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On July 18th, Timothy Netkovick and other Employment Law attorneys presented an all-day seminar. Topics presented were on Employment Law subjects from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution, including: •Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st …
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide1/

Governor Baker Signs Non-Compete Bill into Law

Big changes are on the horizon regarding non-competition agreements. For the first time, there may be legal restrictions on the terms of those agreements, and, in a major development, employers may be required to pay former employees during the non-compet…
the bill adapts the standards typically used by Massachus https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/governor-baker-signs-non-compete-bill-law/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On July 18th, please join the Timothy Netkovick and other Employment Law attorneys for an all-day seminar. Topics presented will be on Employment Law subjects from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution, including: •Employee handbooks and policie…
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide/

Reminder to Review Handbooks as New Laws Become Effective

With two new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year, now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see if any revisions may be necessary.
similar to the interactive process under the ADA. Under the PWFA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/reminder-review-handbooks-new-laws-become-effective/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On Wednesday, February 28, the Royal attorneys presented an all-day seminar on Employment Law from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

Please join Royal, P.C. attorneys for a comprehensive seminar on Employment Law, hosted by the National Business Institute in Springfield, MA.
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/national-business-institute-employment-law/

Intersection of FMLA/ADA/Workers' Compensation

Who Should Attend: Upper Management, HR Professionals and Supervisors What you will learn: Employers need to be aware of the pitfalls that await the unwary at the end of an employee’s FMLA leave. You will learn about the intersection of the FMLA, the…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/intersection-fmlaadaworkers-compensation/

Requirement or Suggestion? EEOC Rulings Suggest that Preferential Reassignment is a Requirement

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who would otherwise be able to perform the essential job functions. However, if the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the emplo…
one of which explicitly stated in the ADA is … a sufficient enough accommodation under the ADA. However…is is nowhere near enough to comply with the ADA.  The EEOC holds the position that if an emp https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/requirement-or-suggestion-eeoc-rulings-suggests-preferential-reassignment-requirement/

NLRB Case Declared in Violation of the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently published a ruling on a 28 year old case that has important ramifications for businesses with unionized employees. In Teamsters Local 75, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-C…
uch as political donations or lobbying.  Lackadaisical enforcement of these rights has allowe https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-case-declared-violation-nlra/

EEOC Final Rule on Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) rule on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) apply to employer wellness programs became effective January 1,…
ADAct its future health costs.      Both the ADA and GINA allow an employer to ask health…t of the wellness program.      Under the ADA rule https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-final-rule-employer-wellness-programs/

Federal Judge Stops Overtime Exemption Rule (for now)

Yesterday, in the matter of State of Nevada, et. al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al., a federal judge issued a nationwide temporary injunction stopping the Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing new regulations related to overtime exem…
in the matter of State of Nevada 2016.  While the State of Nevada is the lead plaintiff in the case https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-judge-stops-overtime-exemption-rule-now/

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

As business owners, upper management, and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee …
es The Plan allows the EEOC discretion to adapt to any areas of concern that may develop d https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-new-enforcement-plan-fiscal-years-2017-2021/

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Whether Obesity is Covered by the ADA

This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to review an 8th Circuit decision which centered on the issue of whether obesity is covered by the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”).
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/supreme-court-declines-hear-case-whether-obesity-covered-ada/

Drafting An ADA Compliant Drug Testing Policy

As an employer, you have both a right and an obligation to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Enacting a clear drug testing policy to eliminate workplace substance abuse is an important step toward maintaining a safe work environment. Drug an…
ADA that should be included in an effective and ADA compliant drug testing policy.              …employment testing is permissible under the ADA for detecting illegal drug use only. A test https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/drafting-ada-compliant-drug-testing-policy/

Recognizing and Handling Accommodation Requests in the Workplace

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires that employers provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. Employers often find recognizing and handling requests for accommodations challenging. Following the steps below will en…
ADA efforts to comply with the ADA.  2. Train Supervisors to Recognize Accom…  Employees often file complaints under the ADA alleging that their employer did not respond https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/recognizing-and-handling-accommodation-requests-workplace/

EEOC Proposes to Remove GINA Impediment to Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has recently changed its position on the scope of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”), at least as it relates to certain health information collected in connection with wellness progr…
ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-proposes-remove-gina-impediment-wellness-programs/

When Sick Leave, FMLA Leave, and ADA Reasonable Accommodations Meet

The interplay among the various health-related leave laws is complicated. A request for time off may be a request for sick leave under state law, leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with D…
ADAl leave or a reduced work schedule under the ADA.  Further… or the ADA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-sick-leave-fmla-leave-and-ada-reasonable-accommodations-meet/

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