Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EEOC sues over typical severance provisions

Employers Beware: EEOC Takes Aim at Severance Agreements and Seeks Right to File Charges for more than 650 Employees Who Signed Releases and received Severance Payments.

Take Away:  The EEOC’s most recent challenge to several typical provisions in severance agreements should cause employers to review their own severance agreements and consider making changes to avoid EEOC scrutiny and challenges.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

IRS Delays ACA Employer Mandate for Some Employers

On February 10, 2014, the IRS and Department of Treasury issued its much anticipated final regulations on the implementation of the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provision (a.k.a. the “employer mandate”). To the surprise of most onlookers and the relief of many employers, the regulations include another delay of the mandate for employers with under 100 employees.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Temporary Impairment a Disability under ADA

Take-away:  Temporary but sufficiently severe impairments, whether caused by injury or permanent conditions, should be considered disabilities for purposes of the ADA and for triggering the employer’s obligation to engage in the interactive process.

2014 High Risks for Employers – Fitness Goals

As the New Year gets underway and we make New Year’s resolutions, we thought it would be useful to highlight the top five issues that we see as high risk for employers in 2014 as a result of government scrutiny and enforcement priorities.  You should be aware of them as you identify your priority projects for the year.