The recent changes to the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (WCR Act) have generated debate. The focus has been on the introduction of a threshold for common law claims.
However, employers should...more
Imagine that you have just found out that you have a serious illness; there are a number of thoughts running through your mind. One of them is “What about work?” ...more
The EEOC filed in May its first ever lawsuits alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), both of which alleged that the employer violated GINA by including questions about family medical...more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any information regarding employees obtained through a medical inquiry to be kept confidential. Such information must be recorded on separate forms and kept in a confidential...more
Many times, in particular with the advent of social media, employers receive information regarding an employee's medical condition from various sources and are unsure how that information should be treated. In a recent...more
In EEOC v. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (issued on November 20, 2012), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, ruled that a company did not...more
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