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EEOC’s final GINA rule creates safe harbor for lawful health information requests

November 12th, 2010

Experts have cited the inadvertent receipt of genetic information as employers’ biggest area of risk when it comes to compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Medical information may be requested when an employer is engaging in an interactive disability accommodation process with an employee or to document an employee’s need for [Read more...]

St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland to pay $22 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

November 11th, 2010

Resolving a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers, St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) in Towson, Maryland, has agreed to pay the federal government $22 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid unlawful remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Act and violated the Stark Law when it entered into a series of professional services contracts [Read more...]

Leadership and execution are key drivers of successful performance management system, WorldatWork reports

November 11th, 2010

There has been much written lately concerning the value that performance management brings to an organization; some headlines have even gone so far as to state, “Down with employee reviews; they don’t add value. “Going beyond the headline though, the story consistently emphasizes the importance of setting expectations, measuring results and providing constructive developmental feedback.
To [Read more...]

Chicago janitorial services company will pay $3 million to settle suit for failing to recruit and hire African-Americans due to race bias

November 10th, 2010

A $3 million dollar consent decree entered resolves the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s Title VII litigation against janitorial services company Scrub, Inc. of Chicago, the agency was pleased to announce. The privately held company holds contracts to provide janitorial services at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
The Commission filed a lawsuit in 2009, alleging that Scrub [Read more...]

EEOC publishes final GINA regulations

November 10th, 2010

The EEOC’s final regulations implementing Title II of GINA were published in the November 9 Federal Register. Congress enacted Title II of GINA to protect job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members, and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information. Title II of GINA restricts covered entities’ deliberate acquisition of [Read more...]