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Employer responsibilities to blind employees under ADA

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees who have a disability. An individual is considered to have a disability if they suffer from an impairment that greatly limits a major life activity or have a history of suffering from at least a single impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

What employers should know about ADA litigation

The federal agency that is tasked with the enforcement of laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since its inception, this agency has been entrusted with handling any and all litigation that is alleged to stem from employers infringing on their employees' rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What should an employer know about employment law?

Both new and long-term business owners in Louisiana may have a number of questions regarding employer-employee relationships, as well as their obligations as an employer under current existing laws. Business owners may not realize it, but many issues that may arise during the course of their business operations may fall under the broad umbrella of employment law.

Employment law: employee rights, employer responsibilities

Whether it is seasonal, temporary, part-time or full-time employment, most people at some point in their lives have held a job and either completed a written job application and/or undergone an interview process. We have all been there. However, how many people actually understand and know of their rights in an employment setting? Here is a quick overview of employment law, employee rights and employer responsibilities.

Louisiana ATC office facing employment law discrimination suit

Louisiana residents may find it interesting to know that heads of the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner as well as the ATC Office of the Commissioner have had a lawsuit filed against them in District Court alleging racial discrimination in the workplace.

Penske Truck Leasing Co settles wrongful discharge case

Louisiana residents should be interested to know that a veteran of the armed forces was able to successfully negotiate a settlement with his employer for not granting him his right to employment upon his return from service. The man in this case was a U.S. Air Force Reserve Member who served until 2011.

Times-Picayune sued for wrongful discharge of employees

In today's constantly changing economic landscape, companies may merge and have layoffs. Yet, not all layoffs are proper and legal. Eight former employees of The Times-Picayune newspaper have filed a lawsuit against their former employer alleging such wrongful discharge or termination.

Use of noncompete agreements on the rise

As the economy improves, people may consider leaving their current employer for better job prospects, upward mobility, higher pay or countless other benefits. However, individuals contemplating working for another company may first want to make sure they did not sign a noncompete agreement with their current employer. This document often prevents people from going to work for a competitor.

No response from CEO of Madison Parish Hospital about allegations

Running a corporation is difficult. One of the most difficult parts is hiring and retaining good employees. A corporation must have solid procedures in place at all points of the employees' tenure at the corporation.

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