Tag Archive: ADA

Let’s Talk About the Emotional Support Squirrel in the Room

October 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Several major news outlets covered the recent kerfuffle of a Frontier Airlines passenger attempting to fly out of Orlando, Florida, with her emotional support squirrel seated with her. The passenger indicated at the time of her reservation that she would be traveling with an emotional support animal but failed to disclose it was a squirrel... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

November 29, 2017 9:00 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Court of Appeals Rules Requests for Indefinite Leaves of Absence Do Not Constitute a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA The Eleventh Circuit Court... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation on Salary History Inquiries, National Origin Discrimination, ERISA Class Action Litigation, Pregnancy-Related Reasonable Accommodation and More

October 31, 2017 9:30 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Appeals Court to Reconsider Whether Worker’s Salary History Is a Lawful Basis Upon Which to Set an Employee’s Starting Salary The Ninth Circuit... View Article

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings on Class-Action Pension Litigation, First Amendment Free Speech, Anxiety as a Disability Under the ADA and More

October 3, 2017 9:00 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: University of Pennsylvania Wins ERISA Class-Action Lawsuit The University of Pennsylvania received a complete victory in a class-action ERISA lawsuit when a federal... View Article

HR and the Courts: ADA Prescription Marijuana Precedent, Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation and More

August 8, 2017 10:17 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Prescription Medical Marijuana User States Valid Disability Discrimination Claim Under State ADA Law, Sets Precedent A qualified medical marijuana user in Massachusetts, who... View Article

EEOC Finalizes Regulations on Wellness Plans

May 27, 2016 9:04 am

On May 17, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final rules meant to provide employers with new guidance on how to implement wellness plans in their healthcare programs without violating either Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The rules also address... View Article