Washington’s Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Earlier this month the Washington State Legislature passed the Equal Opportunity Pay Act (the “Act”), the first update to Washington’s Equal Pay law since 1943.  The Act, which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Inslee, amends RCW 49.12.175 to provide that any employer in Washington who discriminates in any way in providing… Continue reading Washington’s Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Working from Home as a Reasonable Accommodation

As technology improves, and the need for employees to be physically present at work to perform their jobs decreases, employers are facing increased requests from disabled employees to work from home as a reasonable accommodation.  Where an employer has an existing telework policy, allowing an employee with a disability to work from home in accordance… Continue reading Working from Home as a Reasonable Accommodation

Employee who might get Ebola not “regarded as” having a Disability

A recent decision out of Florida provides an interesting analysis of the ADA’s definition of “regarded as” having a disability.  The case involved an employee who requested time off from work to travel to Ghana in West Africa.  Right before the employee left, the employer terminated the employee out of concern that she would be… Continue reading Employee who might get Ebola not “regarded as” having a Disability