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An employee could not prove associational discrimination based on his grandfather’s disability when the employer made ample efforts to accommodate the employee’s need to care for his grandfather and the employee did not suffer an adverse action.
The Louisiana Supreme Court reversed a district court’s decision to reinstate an assistant fire chief who was fired for misrepresenting his whereabouts during the workday.
The EEOC recently released a draft of its updated guidance on religious discrimination, which – if adopted and finalized – could alter the legal standards applied in workplace disputes for the nation’s employers generally and educational institutions specifically. While the November 17 release will not be finalized and adopted until a public comment period expires in mid-December and the commissioners have an opportunity to address specific concerns, the upcoming changes at the White House will not necessarily slow down the process. What do employers need to know about this development?
A good social media profile, with proper focus on an achievable target job, should be part of the foundation of any job search, writes career columnist Martin Yate. It increases your visibility with headhunters and corporate recruiters, not to mention possible networking connections all over the world. But it is only part of the strategy to get interviews and job offers.
On Nov. 19, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on and approved an emergency COVID-19 regulation governing employers and workplaces.
California’s gradual climb to a $15 minimum wage will continue on Jan. 1, 2021, and some local minimum wages will increase at the same time.
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