For employers, fall is a fun season that presents great opportunities to provide gatherings, celebrations and teamwork building activities. Festive employer-sponsored activities can boost morale in the workplace and strengthen employee relations, which in turn can also help curb employee turnover.Read more
On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), one of which is the Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act from (“Summary”). The effective date for the updated Summary is Friday, September 21, 2018.
The Summary is required to accompany a pre-adverse action notice.
On September 13, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a proposed rule regarding its joint-employer standard. Under the proposed rule, an employer may be found to be a joint-employer of another employer’s employee only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment. The purpose of the proposed rule is to roll back the Browning-Ferris Industries decision which will be discussed below.Read more
In Hostettler v. College of Wooster, No. 17-3406 (6th Cir. 2018), the Sixth Circuit concluded that full-time presence in the workplace is not always an essential job function. Employers risk violating the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) if they fail to analyze the actual need for full-time work for a specific position.
Hostettler was four-months pregnant when she began as an HR Generalist at The College of Wooster.
On Wed, October 10, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Radisson Hotel at The University of Toledo, Bugbee & Conkle, V+A Risk Services, and Cardinal Compliance Consultants will co-host a Workers’ Comp, Safety & Legal Seminar. Seven guest speakers, including attorneys Mark Barnes and Carl Habekost, will discuss a variety of topics including workers’ compensation claim strategies, workplace violence, tragic events, the legality of marijuana, the opioid crisis, and more.Read more