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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Is it ok under the ADA and the GINA to offer wellness incentives? The EEOC explains it all for you

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA
Is it legal to bribe your employees to be healthy? Wouldn't that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or something? A recently-released opinion letter from the legal counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addresses these questions.… Continue Reading

No-Fault Attendance? In light of the EEOC/Verizon settlement, what’s the point?

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Class actions, Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, Labor Relations
Are no-fault attendance policies to go the way of the horse and buggy? Employers would do well to ask themselves that question, in light of the $20 million settlement between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Verizon Communications.… Continue Reading

Accused of sexual harassment? That’s bad, but don’t make it worse.

Posted in Harassment
"It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others." A politico and a priest in the news this week have much to teach men who are accused of sexual harassment. Former IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn may not be guilty of sexual assault, after all. Meanwhile, a popular TV priest has put his foot in it more than once after being accused of sexual and other improprieties.… Continue Reading