Employers Required to Accommodate Muslim Employees for Prayers

May 28, 2019 Legal Team
A federal judge gave the green light for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to proceed to trial against JBS USA LLC in an action to accommodate Somali Muslim workers by denying reasonable accommodation requests for prayer breaks.The primary allegations made by the employees stem from management's refusal to change the time of...
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Are Employers Required to Provide Seating to Employees?

May 23, 2019 Legal Team
A popular wage and hour claim surrounds employee seating at retail stores. In California, employees required to stand for extended periods at work may be able to sue their employers if they can prove the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats. However, what constitutes “nature of work” and “reasonably” are...
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