As we enter the third year of a pandemic, the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 and its variants often leaves employers juggling legal and business considerations regarding their workforce. Specifically, many employees are also caregivers — whether they are caring for children, a spouse, an individual with a disability or older relatives.
Continue Reading Caring for caregivers: Understanding caregiver discrimination under federal laws

On April 22, 2009, the EEOC issued a technical assistance document entitled “Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities” which, among other things, encourages employers to adopt flexible work options, to provide reduced-time options, to reassign job duties that a worker cannot perform due to pregancy or caregiving responsibilities, and to offer personal or sick leave to allow employees to engage in caregiving even if not required to do so by the FMLA.
Continue Reading EEOC Takes Paternalistic Approach with “Best Practices” Guidance On Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities