Archive for the Americans With Disabilities Act Category

Federal Court Rejects ADA Suit Over Random Alcohol Testing of Probationary Plant Employees

Yet another hair-brained suit by the EEOC gets batted down by the courts. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenge to U.S. Steel Corporation’s random alcohol testing of probationary employees at one of the company’s most safety sensitive facilities. The Court’s […]

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Slidecast: Working with Generation Y

Our latest slidecast for the Austin Human Resource Management Association deals with the impact the Millenials (Generation Y, the Net Generation) are having on the workforce and ways that employers are attracting their talent. Doug Douglas of Stark Talent will be speaking on this topic during AHRMA’s […]

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A Hazy Legal Issue

 With the medical use of marijuana deemed legal in Colorado, employers face competing legal issues in deciding how to respond to positive drug screens. Safety and legal issues may be at odds and with no case law to guide them, Colorado employers’ compliance efforts may be up in […]

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The Wrong Way to Use Social Networking in HR

There are bad ideas and then there are REALLY BAD ideas. Yansi.com, which claims to be “the world’s leading people search engine” (Ever heard of ‘em? I didn’t think so), is promoting use of its search engine by “hiring managers to check applicants social status, online identity, […]

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The Imperative Podcast: Employment Law Changes With the New Administration

LISTEN NOW: On January 30th, the Mid-Cities HR Association in cooperation with the Fort Worth HR Management Association and North Texas SHRM, will present their second annual Employment Law Symposium titled “What You Need to Know Under the New Administration.” Imperative is a proud sponsor of this […]

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The Imperative Podcast: ADA Amendments Act with Gregg Kronenberger

LISTEN NOW: In this episode of The Imperative Podcast, Mike interviews Gregg Kronenberger, a partner with Boulette & Golden, an Austin-based law firm. Gregg’s legal focus in on labor and employment law issues with public and private employers. Gregg will be the speaker during the morning session […]

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New ADA Implications for Online Employment Applications

The Americans with Disabilities Act has caused a lot of confusion since its inception. Specifically, the definition of who is disabled and covered under the law. Effective January 1, 2009, the ADA has been beefed up with an expanded broader defintion of who is covered, among other […]

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