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A Sampler of Federal Employment Law Developments

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: ADA, Employment Law News, Non-compete Agreements, Wage & Hour|Tags: |

As we have pointed out before, New Jersey's employment laws are structured in a way that makes it desirable, nearly all of the time, for plaintiffs to file their cases in state court under state law. In that way we differ from many other states, where federal law is used more frequently.  That doesn't mean [...]

Cancer in the Workplace

By | June 17th, 2010|Categories: ADA, Employment Law News, Family & Medical Leave|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a panel that taped a half hour show for Steve Adubato's "Caucus New Jersey," which is broadcast on the New Jersey Network.  The topic was "Cancer in the Workplace" and focused on the legal, business, social and emotional issues that arise when an employee deals with [...]

Under the ADA, How Interactive Must a Process Be?

By | October 8th, 2009|Categories: ADA|Tags: , , |

Today's sojourn through the wonderful world of the Americans with Disabilities Act takes us north on Route 95 to our sister state of Connecticut, whence springs a decision of the Second Circuit in McBride v. Bic Product Manufacturing.  It's not a ground breaking case.  In fact, it's notable for just two things.  First, it provides [...]

Accommodations Can Be Interesting Things

By | July 7th, 2009|Categories: ADA|Tags: , |

And we're not talking about hotel rooms.  We're referring to the accommodations needed by disabled workers to do their jobs. Here's an interesting article about an employee in Montana.  She needed a service animal at work.  No problem there; the employer allowed her to bring her faithful pooch to the office. But the animal had [...]

Is “Electro-Sensitivity” a Disability?

By | May 27th, 2008|Categories: ADA|

Businesses have to deal with all manner of disabilities in their employees in a way that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state legislation such as the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  We've previously posted, for instance, on employees who claim to be allergic to perfume.  Litigation over that issue has gone [...]

Perfume Sensitivity and the ADA

By | July 9th, 2007|Categories: ADA|

Michael Moore at the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog has an interesting post asking whether sensitivity to perfume is an ADA Claim or Office Nonsense.  The post links to an article about a woman in Detroit who recently filed suit against her employer claiming that her sensitivity to perfume constitutes a disability for purposes of the [...]

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