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Feb
27
This past month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) saw its first systematic outcome in a case alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA). A former New York nursing and rehabilitation center will pay $370,000 to sett…
Feb
24
Recently an employee filed suit in Federal Court against her former employer for being fired because she was obese and, she claimed, her employer perceived this as a disability. In order for an employer to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), …
Feb
17
It seems virtually everyone has a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or other type of personal device. As these devices become more common, employees using these devices to connect to an employer’s computer network is also increasing. While there are benefits …
Feb
13
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has seen many delays and false-starts but it appears the final regulations have finally been decided, at least for the Employer Shared Responsibility portion. This past Monday the U.S. Treasury Department issued a Fact Sheet and F…
Feb
12
When former Missouri defensive lineman and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Sam “came out of the closet” recently, the majority of the talk has been about how the NFL is not ready for an openly gay player to enter the league. However, I th…
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