Billed as a measure to deter more “family flight” from San Francisco, the City’s Board of Supervisors have passed an ordinance giving employees who are caretakers or parents the “right to request” flexible or predictable work schedules. The mayor has indicated he will sign the ordinance into law.

San Francisco has the lowest percentage of

The EEOC has brought a class action under the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) against a nursing and rehabilitation center, alleging that the defendant-employer "requires a class of applicants and employees to provide genetic information in response to questions about family medical history" as part of its pre-employment, return-to-work and annual medical exams of

Determining when to terminate an employee on a leave of absence for medical reasons is a challenge under any circumstances. No “inflexible” rules can be applied, not even “equal treatment.”  As part of its deliberations, an employer must make an individualized assessment to determine if, when, and under what circumstances an employee can return to

When an employee cannot perform the essential functions of his or her position, with or without an accommodation due to a disability, an employer must consider “the accommodation of last resort”—transfer to a vacant lateral or lower position for which the employee is qualified.

Circuit courts had been evenly divided on whether an individual with

When an employee cannot perform the essential functions of his or her position, with or without an accommodation, due to a disability, an employer must consider “the accommodation of last resort”—transfer to a vacant lateral or lower position for which the employee is qualified.

The circuit courts have split on whether an individual with a