February 2023

Reasonable Accommodations in Job Interviews

Q: Are we required to provide American Sign Language (ASL) or English-language interpreters for candidates in job interviews? If so, who pays? Not necessarily, but you are required to reasonably accommodate candidates with disabilities, including candidates who are deaf. Reasonable accommodations can include sign language interpreters but can also include written materials produced in alternative formats, […]

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FMLA: The 30-year legacy of a celebrated — and complicated — employment law

Former President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act into law on Feb. 5, 1993. In remarks made at the White House Rose Garden that day, Clinton said the FMLA addressed a “substantial and growing need” of a changing workforce. “We all bear the cost when workers are forced to choose between keeping

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Planning for H-1B Visa Season

It’s that time again. The H-1B visa season has arrived, and employers that are considering petitioning for H-1B visas should start planning for the registration process now. Here’s some general information about H-1B visas, the process, and changes from last year. H-1B Visas in Demand When recruiting or hiring candidates for “specialty occupation positions” employers

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Employee Who Worked in One State but Lived in Another Seeks Unemployment

It can be confusing when an employee lives in one state but works in another and then seeks unemployment benefits after termination. In which state should she file? A recent case before the Arkansas Court of Appeals provides some guidance. Facts Monique Miller was an Arkansas resident working in Tennessee when she was laid off

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