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New Sick And Safe Leave Law is Good News for Employees in Montgomery County

A new law that went into effect in October 2016 requires most employers in Montgomery County to provide earned sick and safe leave to employees for work performed in the county.

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Mental Health Conditions

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently posted a new "Workplace Rights" document for  employees and job applicants with mental-health conditions.

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Employees May be Entitled to Additional Leave from Employers as a 'Reasonable Accommodation'

Employers do not realize that, even if an employee’s leave is no longer covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) or was not covered in the first place, other protections may apply. This includes protections created by the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), as amended. The law is intended to protect persons with disabilities.

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White House Acts To Protect Workers On Federal Contracts

President Obama signed an executive order last month requiring companies with government contracts to disclose all labor and employment law violations during the last three years and for U.S. agencies to consider this record when awarding government contracts. The new order is called the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Read More

Pregnant & Working: Does Your Employer Have to Accommodate You?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just published new guidance that supports broad protections for pregnant women: EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, No. 915.003 (July 14, 2014). Read More

The Family Medical Leave Act and Caring for Family Members

Posted on February 27, 2014 in Family & Medical Leave Act
The Family Medical Leave Act guarantees certain employees up to 12 weeks of leave to “care for” an immediate family member (a spouse, son, daughter, or parent) with a serious health condition. Read More

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