Jay Krueger is chief strategy and client services officer at PMSI Inc., providing overall strategic direction for the Tampa, Florida-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, medical equipment, home health care and case settlement services. In a recent interview with Workforce Management sister publication Business Insurance senior editor Roberto Ceniceros, Krueger said the evaluation of medical marijuana as a way to alleviate pain warrants that employers consider their policies on the issue.
The lawsuit was brought by severely disabled plaintiffs who said conventional medications had not alleviated the pain caused by their impairmentsRead More
Civil rights law does not protect workers or their spouses against employer discrimination based on their alien status, says an appellate court.Read More
If the high court were to strike down the individual mandate that requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified health care plan, Cara Woodson Welch, Washington-based vice president of policy and public affairs, says it's likely that Congress would draft legislation to uphold pieces of the mandate.
Officials said they did not 'intend' to impose penalties during the first year the requirement is in effect so long as employers are working in 'good faith' to comply.
The ruling states that under the FLSA, employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. In both cases, plaintiffs had claimed they were misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay.Read More
The settlement also requires the international staffing firm to modify its anti-discrimination policy and amend its nationwide employment law compliance trainingRead More
The Labor Department said under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay all back wages the department determined are owed for violations in addition to paying liquidated damages to the employees and a penalty to the department.Read More