About Joan Farrell

Joan Farrell
JD, Senior Legal Editor
Phone: 860.510.0100

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Joan S. Farrell, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Farrell writes extensively on the topics of workplace discrimination, unlawful harassment, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation. She is the editor of the ADA compliance manual—ADA Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR. Before coming to BLR, Ms. Farrell worked as in-house counsel for a multistate employer where she represented management in administrative matters and provided counseling on employment practices.

Interview: See Joan’s interview with the Illinois State Register-Journal on social media and sexual harassment.

Video: Watch Joan's recent video on the ADA and employee discipline.

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Recent articles by Joan Farrell

  • Top 5 Wage and Hour Risks for California Employers

    The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC.

  • EEOC Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a religious discrimination lawsuit it brought against a North Carolina employer that allegedly fired an employee who refused to work on a Saturday because of his religious beliefs.

  • Landmark equal pay law enacted in Massachusetts

    The governor of Massachusetts recently signed significant new equal pay legislation into law. Like the equal pay laws recently enacted in other states, the Massachusetts law provides a definition for “comparable work” and protects employees who discuss their compensation with coworkers. But the new law differs from the equal pay laws in other states in one important aspect.

  • EEOC issues proposed guidance on national origin discrimination

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a proposed update of its enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. The guidance reflects the EEOC’s official policy on national origin discrimination and contains many examples to illustrate how the laws and regulations apply to specific workplace situations.


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