Are measles protected by the ADA? What do you think?

We have all heard about the resurgence of measles in the US, starting at Disneyland in California, but now spreading across the US. A recent case was reported in New York City. Since many people, especially Millennials were not vaccinated for it when younger some employers have expressed some concern about measles having an effect …

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Is your wellness program illegal according to the EEOC?

With pronouncements such as “sitting is the new smoking” and the surge in Type II diabetes, wellness programs have become very popular today. Many companies see multiple benefits to wellness for both the employee and the company. But there is a dark side to these plans declares the EEOC and they have declared some plans …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GINA

Everyone has seen the pink ribbons. Everyone as seen the signs and shirts and stickers in support of TA-TAs. Everyone should know that October in the United States is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a very worthy and noble cause and one I have contributed to often. Many of us have women working for …

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Genetic Information NonDiscrimination: Will This Lead to Smokers Being Protected?

There was a recent article in USA Today entitled Coffee Additction May Be Grounded in Genes. The article states that there is a consumption gene that appears to dictate either high consumption of caffeine or low consumption of caffeine. The head researcher is quoted saying “People don’t really suspect it, but genetics plays a big …

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