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First COVID-19 ADA suit underway

Employers who implemented widespread work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic may soon find it harder to deny remote work requests made under disability claims. In September, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against an employer for ...

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Consumer product safety enforcement on the rise

For companies that sell products to consumers, reporting of safety hazards is always important. This year, enforcement activity by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for reporting violations is up. In January, the Department of Justice announced that Walter Kidde ...

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EEOC conciliation reforms reversed

A joint resolution that withdraws conciliation reforms the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had made under the Trump administration has been signed by President Joe Biden. The reforms, which went into effect in January 2021, required an increase in transparency ...

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