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Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Managing employee appearance in the workplace can be challenging. Generally, private employers can set whatever dress, grooming, and appearance standards that they think are appropriate for their businesses, as long as the standards are not discriminatory…
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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…
lities Act employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who would otherwise be able to …ot required to provide that accommodation.   Reasonable accommodations can refer to a plethora of business actions https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/requirement-or-suggestion-eeoc-rulings-suggests-preferential-reassignment-requirement/

Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act

On September 7, 2017, Attorney Daniel C. Carr presented on the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act. Massachusetts is set to pass new legislation that will impose many new legal obligations on employers with pregnant employees. Are you prepared? If an employee …
the new law Legal obligations of employers Reasonable Accommodations Dos and Don https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

tion.  Employers are now required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with healthy…the new law Legal obligations of employers Reasonable Accommodations Dos and Don https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Governor Baker signs "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

If you’ve been following our blog posts over the past few months, you know that we have been tracking the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” since the bill was introduced in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on May 8, 2017. Since then, the bill has …
and employers were not required to provide reasonable accommodations unless the employee suffered from a pregnanc…tion.  Employers are now required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with healthy https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/governor-baker-signs-pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

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Update: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

A few weeks ago, we wrote about an anticipated change in Massachusetts employment law. On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed H.3680, or the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The following day, the Bill was referre…
oyer is responsible for providing continuing reasonable accommodations after an employee gives birth.    The bri https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/update-pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Massachusetts House of Representatives may have unwittingly opened a Pandora’s Box with the May 10, 2017, passage of H.3680. The bill, referred to as the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” amends M.G.L. c. 151B, § 4 to require employers provide reasonab…
4 to require employers provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees.  This will change the…e process with pregnant employees to provide reasonable accommodations.  However https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/

Managing Employee Appearances and Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

On March 24, 2017, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on the challenges of managing employee appearances and providing religious accommodations in the workplace. This seminar was hosted by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce.
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Managing Employee Appearance and Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

On January 5, 2017, Royal, P.C. hosted a roundtable-style seminar on religious discrimination, and managing appearances in the workplace.
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Employers Challenged by Religious Discrimination, Appearance Issues

Title VII and Massachusetts state law prohibit discrimination based on religion in the workplace. In addition, state and federal law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs, unless doing so would create …
and federal law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/employers-challenged-religious-discrimination-appearance-issues/

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…
tions.  3. Have a Process for Determining Reasonable Accommodations  Once the need for a reasonable accommoda https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/recognizing-and-handling-accommodation-requests-workplace/

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…
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ADA Observes 25 Years, Employers Face Increased Litigation

July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — landmark legislation that created rights for individuals with physical and mental disabilities in employment, government facilities and services, places of p…
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An Employment-law Checklist: The New Year Is the Perfect Time for an Audit of Your Practices

As the new year approaches, employers would be wise to include in their resolutions efforts to ensure compliance with the myriad employment laws affecting their business, including those related to sick leave, disability discrimination, sexual harassment,…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/employment-law-checklist-new-year-perfect-time-audit-your-practices/

Ebola Fears in the Workplace

Everywhere you turn people are talking about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the multiple infected individuals in the United States. As Ebola is a devastating disease with a high mortality rate, people are understandably concerned. As an e…
there may be reasonable accommodations for certain employees based on their job dut https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ebola-fears-workplace/

Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit Following Termination of Employee for Theft

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought suit on behalf of a Walgreens employee who was fired after taking and eating a bag of chips without paying. The employee claimed she planned to pay for the chips at the cosmetics counter, but whe…
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