discrimination

WHD Expands FMLA Protections for Employees with Disabled Adult Children

On January 14, 2013, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor published an interpretation on the definition of “son or daughter” as it applies to someone 18 years old or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. This means that an otherwise eligible employee will be […]

My Crystal Ball: Personal Appearance And Weight Discrimination May Be On The Horizon…

Traditional discrimination issues continue to create challenges for employers. Despite Title VII having been passed over 45 years ago, the number of race, gender, and age discrimination charges filed in America suggests that discrimination isn’t going away. In fact, the number of charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rose sharply in 2008 […]