EEOC Tells Employers ADA and Rehabilitation Act Do Not Prevent Them from Following CDC Guidance on Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency enforcing workplace anti-discrimination laws – has told employers that the reasonable accommodation rules about medical examinations and inquiries required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 do not prevent them from…

Woman Injured in On-Camera Shooting of Journalists by their Former Co-Worker Sues TV Station for Negligent Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman injured during the on-camera shooting of two television journalists by their disgruntled former co-worker while being interviewed in August of 2015 has sued the TV station where all three worked for negligent hiring and retention, according to a report from The Roanoke Times. The complaint filed…

OSHA to Show Importance of Workplace Safety During Safe + Sound Week from August 12 to 18

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will help businesses and organizations nationwide recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week from August 12th to 18th, 2019, according to an OSHA news release. Safe…

SHRM Research Reveals Nearly Half of HR Professionals Experienced Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – has released research that reveals nearly half of surveyed HR professionals (48 percent) said their organization had at some point experienced workplace violence.