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If you're weighing the costs of testing workers to predict future disabilities, don't forget to count the attorney fees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently called genetic testing by ...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving employers until Jan. 1, 2002, to comply with revised rules for keeping track of workplace injuries and illnesses. Among the changes, the ...
A CEO, an HR manager and an attorney walk into a bar .... If any joke in the workplace makes you think, "lawsuit!", you aren't alone. The laws requiring you ...
Vanessa Turpin suffered occasional seizures from a mild form of epilepsy. When Sara Lee shut down the plant where Turpin worked, she was transferred to another plant. However, she was bumped ...
Denise Davis missed a lot of work over more than five years due to maternity leaves and her Crohn's disease. During this time, her employer continued to accommodate Davis by ...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a jury award to Sherman Jones, who sued under state age discrimination law. Reason: When Jones filed his complaint with the Equal ...
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a company to reinstate workers and give them back pay for unfair labor practices. In doing so, the company's attorney found out Jose Castro lied ...
As Mary Flaherty saw it, her bosses at Metromail were running an organized campaign to make her so miserable that she'd quit. Flaherty, 61, says supervisors subjected her to sexist and ...
If you use contingent workers, both you and the staffing agency may be considered "employers," which means you share the duty of accommodating a disabled worker, according to new guidance from ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether health plans can sue to recover benefits from a person who also collects from another source. In the case, an insurance ...
Odis Ross' boss at the county jail refused to call him Officer Ross. Instead, he addressed him as "black boy" and "nigger" and often referred to Ross' wife, who is white, ...
After downing at least nine beers during and after a company dinner, which followed a training program, Ray Zakaras spoke freely about his objections to the program and made rude comments ...
Moira Kelly received an extension of her maternity leave, with one caveat. Her company informed her by letter that she was considered a "key employee" under the Family and Medical Leave ...
Before you require employees to arbitrate claims against you, find out whether it will stand up in court. A federal court in California recently barred a law firm from requiring ...
No union, no problem. Right? Not really. Even if your company isn't unionized now, you can't afford to be oblivious. Just ask Amazon.com. In the thick of the holiday shopping ...
Business is booming and you're adding staff. Along with those new workers, you may be picking up an alphabet-soup of new legal burdens that grant new rights to your employees, ADA ...
Ignorance is usually no excuse for violating the law, but an appeals court recently ruled that federal safety standards on open ladders and platforms were too confusing. It threw out a ...
After injuring his back while working in a cargo job for USAir, Robert Barnett used his seniority to transfer to the company's mailroom. When he learned two workers with more seniority ...
The Clinton administration has pushed through controversial ergonomics regulations that are to take effect four days before the inauguration. Several business groups have filed suit to block the regulations. Their ...
No employer wants to explain to a court why jokes like "Why beer is better than women" are bouncing around the company e-mail system. But that's the position more companies are ...
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