Seyfarth Synopsis: Summer hiring for entertainment companies and various attractions is in full-swing. Since last year, legislatures across the country have focused their attention on expanding employee protections. Now more than ever it is necessary for employers to apprise themselves of recent developments that might impactContinue Reading For Your Amusement: Eight Employment Law Trends To Consider For 2023 Summer Season Hiring
Seyfarth Synopsis: As of February 28, 2023, diverse coalitions – including a host of Republican Congressmen and 22 state Attorneys General – have filed nearly thirty amicus briefs urging the United States Supreme Court to seize the opportunity to overturn the decades-old de minimis standard to religious…Continue Reading With SCOTUS Poised to Redefine Title VII’s Religious Accommodation Test, Republican Powerbrokers and Religious Coalitions Chime In
Seyfarth Synopsis: Gerald Groff was a carrier for the United States Postal Service, but his religious beliefs prohibited him from working on Sundays in observation of the Sabbath. USPS offered to find employees to cover Groff’s shifts, but on more than twenty Sundays no co-worker was available to swap with him. When…Continue Reading Will SCOTUS Stiffen Employers’ Obligation To Accommodate Employees’ Religious Beliefs, Overturning Decades-Old Precedent?
Seyfarth Synopsis: The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) just announced new guidelines allowing workers to retain unemployment benefits if they refuse suitable work for various COVID-19 related reasons. But the new rules do not require employers to keep those jobs open or reinstate workers when unemployment benefits run out. Under other federal or state laws, …
Continue Reading Sidelined Workers in Texas Can Refuse to Return to Work and Still Retain Unemployment Benefits, But New TWC Rules do Not Provide Job Protection
Seyfarth Synopsis: While employees often will toot their own horn, employers sometimes may have concerns about their ability to safely perform their job. If this situation rings a bell, it will be music to your ears to hear that it may be possible to request employees to undergo a medical examination …
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