June 12th, 2012
Is it okay to have different rules for different parents in your child care program? It depends.
In general, you can set your own rules and run your business the way you want, without fear that you are breaking the law if you treat parents …continue reading the rest of Working With Parents: When Can I Discriminate?
August 23rd, 2010
Last week, a West Bend loss prevention representative was asked by the aquatics director for one of our customers if we had a policy on the maximum age of a lifeguard. This is an excellent question. In short, virtually no organization should have a policy indicating a maximum age limit for any employees. For an in-depth legal analysis we turned to our very own Jenn Seidler.
Jenn is an attorney with West Bend’s specialty lines division. In addition to handling employment practices liability claims, Jenn works on property, liability and crime policy claims. …continue reading the rest of Lifeguarding: How Old is Too Old?
August 5th, 2010
[Editor Note: Number of states recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions updated on February 2nd, 2012] A same-sex couple in North Carolina with three adopted children was denied a family membership at their local YMCA. The Y’s policies and procedures indicate that only a “legally married husband and wife or those who file joint tax returns” may qualify for a discounted family membership.
The couple was encouraged to purchase two separate memberships – a single-with-dependents membership and a single adult membership. While this approach would have given the family access to the Y and its programs just like a traditional family membership, it would also cost an extra …continue reading the rest of Same-Sex Marriage and Community Orgs