Eric.B.Meyer

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This was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer Handbook.

Eric B. Meyer is a partner in the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he dedicates his practice to litigating and assisting employers on labor and employment issues affecting the workplace, including collective bargaining, discrimination, handbook policies, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and trade secret protection. Eric also serves as a volunteer mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Among his other accomplishments, Eric is a contributing author on Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace, a book which walks HR professionals through everything they need to know about social media in the workplace. Contact him at emeyer@dilworthlaw.com.

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Suppose that your former employee files a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After an investigation, the EEOC concludes that there is probable cause that your company violated one or more of the federal anti-discrimination laws that the agency is tasked with enforcing.

October 31, 2017

 

 

Ah yes. We’re going to attempt to put the “human” in HR today.

**clutches icy-cold lawyer heart**

August 29, 2017

 

                                     

 

Don’t have one? Good. You can skip today’s post.

As for the rest of you, say a silent prayer to whatever higher power you believe in, email me a thank you, and read on…

July 31, 2017

 

Nearly four years ago, I blogged here about a complaint that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had filed against a West Virginia coal company. The lawsuit alleged that the employer failed to accommodate an employee who requested not to use a biometric hand scanner to track time and attendance.

June 15, 2017

 

The Beatles lyric is also the opening line from a recent state court opinion about hiring (or not hiring as the case may be) someone who uses medical marijuana. More on that in a bit.

Hiring and Medical Marijuana

June 1, 2017

                   

You say overtime; I say comp time.

April 15, 2017

 


 

 

But, will the EEOC’s bark be louder than its bite?

I’ll discuss service animals and Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations after the jump…

March 8, 2017

  
                          
 

November 28, 2016
 
 
 
With all those notice requirements and certifications and such, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia associated with an employee’s request for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
October 20, 2016
 
 
On average, organizations gave mothers 41 paid days of maternity leave, compared with 22 paid days of paternity leave for fathers. That statistic comes from 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace, a survey recently conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management.
 
Does this disparity demonstrate discrimination against men?
 
October 11, 2016

 

       

 

Protected concerted activity is powerful stuff

Like it or not, to a person, we can agree that the rulings flowing from the National Labor Relations Board over the past several years have been largely employee-friendly.

September 13, 2016

 


 

 

A reader emailed me yesterday.

“Hey Eric, Clients are wondering about value of settlement NDAs after ex-Fox News HWE victims go public despite contracts. Your reaction?”

Wait! You mean employees actually violate confidentiality provisions?

I know, right?

August 18, 2016

          

 

The slow death of the 9-5 workday, together with the arrival of the new FLSA overtime rules, which do into effect on December 1, could create one of the bigger wage-and-hour pitfalls for employers in 2017 and beyond.

July 28, 2016

Last summer, I blogged here about how requiring an employee with a disability to stay out of work until 100% cured (i.e., a no-restrictions policy) automatically violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 5, 2016

Don’t worry. Eric’s here. And, I’ve got Scooby Snacks.

Actually, I’ve got FMLA knowledge, which is better than Scooby Snacks. And, besides, I ate all of the Scooby Snacks. Sorry, I was hungry.

An employee at a small company is supposedly offered FMLA.

March 9, 2016
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When was the last time that you trained your managers and supervisors on how to address disability accommodation requests? Or, how about the last time that you reminded your supervisors and managers that an employee with a disability needs to be treated respectfully?

If it’s been a while (or, maybe, I dunno, forever), have I got a case for you!

February 3, 2016