Don't Kid Around with Child Labor Laws

My email yesterday contained the following pronouncement from the US Department of Labor: The U.S. Department of Labor has assessed a total of $277,475 in civil money penalties against three movie theatre companies, Marcus Theatre Corp., Regal Cinemas Inc. and Wehrenberg Inc., for allowing dozens of teens to perform hazardous jobs and work longer hours …

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GINA is Here: Complying With "HER" Regulations

Ok, I know that I took some liberties with “Geena” to match “GINA” in sound, but hey, it is Monday morning. GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act went into effect on Saturday and as of that date employers must comply with Title II of the act. (Title I is a requirment for insurance companies …

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GINA: Not Just About the Genetics

President Bush signed into law, on May 21st, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Beyond the expected healthcare provisions it also had two very HR related provisions: It prohibits discrimination in all areas of employment on the basis of genetic information of the employee or employee’s close relatives. This includes hiring, firing, compensation, terms or priviledges …

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