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Maryland's New Sick/Safe Leave Law is Now In Effect

After a long fight, Maryland’s sick-leave law is now in effect, requiring certain employers to offer sick and safe leave to their employees under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act.

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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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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

Employees Should Take Care When Submitting Doctor’s Notes to Employers

Posted on February 5, 2014 in Discrimination & Harassment, Leave of Absence
In an ongoing lawsuit under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in U.S. District Court for Maryland, the court reconfirmed 4th Circuit precedent that, when employees provide a doctor’s note to employers to request a job accommodation, the employer can hold employees to those restrictions. Read More

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