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City directive requiring physician’s note upon return from medical leave did not violate the Rehabilitation Act or constitutional protections on informational privacy

February 24th, 2011

A city’s directive — which required police division employees returning to duty following sick leave, injury leave, or restricted duty to submit to their immediate supervisor a copy of their physician’s note stating the “nature of the illness” and whether the employee is capable of returning to regular duty — did not violate the Rehabilitation [Read more...]

Expert says policy requiring employee to give employer Facebook password is bad idea

February 24th, 2011

The following is taken from a post on The Delaware Employment Law Blog entitled, Employee Must Give Employer His Facebook Password, Says ACLU. Posted on February 21, 2011, the piece was written by Margaret M. DiBianca, an associate at Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP. Reprinted with permission.
Facebook gives employers lots of reasons to worry. [Read more...]

Obama administration seeks clarification that Florida judge’s invalidation of PPACA does not relieve parties of rights, obligations under reform law pending appeal

February 23rd, 2011

On February 17, the Obama administration filed a motion seeking clarification of the ruling issued by a Florida district court judge that declared the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) void because the minimum coverage requirement was both unconstitutional and unseverable from the rest of the statute. The Department of Health and Human [Read more...]

Growing number of companies increasing directors and officers liability limits

February 23rd, 2011

Driven by the potential for litigation from a broad range of constituents and a heightened concern over the threat of regulatory investigations, more companies across a wide range of industries are increasing their directors & officers (D&O) liability limits, according to Towers Watson’s 2010 D&O Liability survey. Further, among those companies with international operations, a [Read more...]

GAO report identifies leading practices to overcome barriers to federal employment of persons with disabilities

February 22nd, 2011

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report discusses possible strategies for improving the rate of federal employment of individuals with disabilities. To identify barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the federal workforce and leading practices that could be implemented to overcome these barriers, the GAO solicited the views of a wide range [Read more...]