A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge’s recent decision highlights our ongoing concerns about the importance of wording and intent when crafting employee policies.
So a monkey, a parrot and a pot-belly pig all get on a plane. It’s not the start of a joke, it is the expanded policy for emotional support pets for domestic air carriers. In 2003, the Department of Transportation (DOT) allowed even more types of pets to qualify as a reasonable disability accommodation on airplanes to provide emotional support for their owners.
As we reported to you on July 10, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the argument that federal labor law preempted Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Time Law, dismissing a lawsuit seeking a contrary finding.