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Former Wells Fargo Employee Says Company Fired Him Over Daughter's Cancer Costs

August 15, 2012
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According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.
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New Rules on Hiring Veterans, Disabled Unnecessary: Report

August 9, 2012
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The OFCCP has proposed regulations intended to strengthen the requirements in hiring veterans who are protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.
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Richard Kimble and the ADA

August 9, 2012
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Allowing an employee to work in a position makes it difficult to argue later that the employee was not qualified for that same position.
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Disability Services Provider Sued for, What Else, Disability Discrimination

July 18, 2012
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Apparently, 'you should know better' carries over to the world of employment law. The EEOC has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Pace Solano, a California disability services provider.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 16, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 13, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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Lawyers Say Health Care Law Will Spur Employees to Sue Over Technical Issues

July 9, 2012
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At least four federal agencies (the IRS, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and even the Department of Housing and Urban Development) are writing hundreds of pages of regulations that will apply as health care reform is implemented over the next six years.
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Study: Obesity Affects Duration of Workers' Compensation Benefits

June 20, 2012
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The study's findings on the effect of obesity on indemnity duration are close to those reported in a 2007 Duke University Medical School study that found that obese workers file more claims, have higher medical costs, and miss more days due to job-related injuries than do their nonobese counterparts.
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