|Feb. 21, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Given the menagerie of terms, it is easy to see why some business owners are quite confused about what to do when they are asked to permit an animal in their places of business. Part of the confusion comes from the multitude of federal laws on the topic (not to mention laws passed by some state and local governments). There is one for housing providers, another for those providing goods and services, yet another for airlines, and finally, one for employers. Another reason for the confusion is that these laws often use similar terms that have slightly different meanings.
Consider the all-too-real scenario of meeting with your employee for a disciplinary discussion. At the start of the meeting, he innocently puts his phone face down on the table. Unbeknownst to you, however, anticipating the meeting may result in some disciplinary action, the employee records the discussion and subsequently sends the recording to his lawyer. What should you do?
It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month was no exception.
Until the 1950s, tuberculosis terrified people in both developed and undeveloped countries, causing thousands of sanitariums to “isolate” patients. No real cure existed. Partly in response to the 400 percent increase in TB in devastated post-WWII Europe, a worldwide campaign led to vaccines and better treatments. But still, many people of a certain age grew up hearing horror stories about the dangers of TB, and continue to be haunted to this day.