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Angelina and GINA

May 30, 2013
Even though GINA has been law for more the four years, it is seldom discussed or understood. Employers need to take this lesson to heart. Genetics -- both an employee's and that of one's family members -- is off limits in employment.
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Restoring Workplace Trust, Part II

May 23, 2013
Restoring broken trust is based on behavior, not words, slogans or talking points. Because trust is breached by actions, it takes other key actions to repair it.
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Patriots Cutting Diabetic Player Raises Serious ADA Issues

May 16, 2013
It is an understatement to characterize this termination—undertaken without any apparent consideration of whether the team could accommodate the diabetes—as high risk. It would not surprise me in the least if, given the high profile nature of this employment decision, the EEOC takes up Kyle Love's cause to further its mission of disability-rights awareness.
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EEOC Lands Its Largest Settlement Ever

May 6, 2013
I never thought I'd read about a case in which I could say to myself, “A $240 million jury verdict doesn't seem all that out of whack.” Then I read about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent $240 million jury verdict against Henry's Turkey Service. The agency alleged that the farm subjected its 32 mentally disabled workers to decades of abuse.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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