Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law forty years ago. Legally and ethically your employees are due reasonable accommodations that allow them to work through the term of their pregnancy.  The Act also has been interpreted to include providing space and time for new mothers to pump breast milk at work. Here is some info on the Act … [Read more...]

Bank Questions Issues Of Religion In The Workplace

A client recently asked me for some ideas on the issue of religion in the workplace and preventing possible conflict/lawsuits. I found this EEOC publication that struck me as well written and filled with great guidance. … [Read more...]

Wage/Hour Claims

Employees suing you for back overtime pay is not covered by most Business insurance programs. So-called wage hour or fair labor claims are excluded by both general liability insurance and in most cases employment practices liability insurance. Some employment practices policies cover defense costs in such claims. This is certainly not the … [Read more...]