Out dated personnel practices can cost you!

I titled this “personnel” practices rather than HR practices because, as you will see, what this company did reflects pre-2000 ways of thinking. Many companies still operate this way and they are bound to suffer for it at some point. Pre-hire medical forms The Americans with Disabilities Act has been around since 1990. In the …

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Outdated medical forms can cost you!

On January 7th, the EEOC announced they reached a settlement with a company that was using pre-GINA medical forms. It cost them a settlement and two years of monitoring from the EEOC as well as training for supervisors and HR. Obviously someone missed the ball on this one. GINA The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was …

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Five Employment law highlights from around the country

Here are a few notable tidbits I came across as I was scanning news stories and blogs. The $15 an hour minimum wage trend picks up some steam as Los Angeles votes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in increments until it tops $15 in 2020. Small businesses (under 25 employees) will …

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GINA Lawsuits are Becoming More Common

  When the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was first published many people were puzzled. They thought “We don’t collect genetic information. We are not taking swabs and running to the lab, so how are we going to get in trouble with this law?” Well companies are getting in trouble and GINA lawsuits are becoming …

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