Entries Tagged as 'Governmental Regulations'

Final Employer Shared Responsibility Guidance

Governmental Regulations , HR

Straight from Capitol Hill, the IRS has released the highly-anticipated Shared Responsibility provisions. Here’s the latest breaking news.

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E-verify adds e-mail notifications

Governmental Regulations , HR , Legal
E-Verify, is a free online service that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of new hires. Employers who use E-Verify must now enter the e-mail address if the employee chooses to include it on Form I-9. E-Verify's e-mail notifications benefit employees and employers alike by improving transparency, ensuring timely notification to the employee of a record mismatch, and encouraging timely resolution.
(SSA/IRS Reporter, Winter 2013.)

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EEOC Lawsuit Challenges Commonly Used Language In Severance Agreements

Governmental Regulations , HR , Legal

Employers frequently offer agreements to departing employees, agreeing to provide severance pay in exchange for a waiver of the right to file any type of claim against the employer, a covenant not to sue, and other promises. Usually the amount of severance is much less than what it would cost to defend an employment lawsuit.

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Court: Employee's Cancer Aftereffects Not Considered a Disability

Governmental Regulations , HR , Legal

The court rejected her claim, finding that she failed to sufficiently allege in her complaint that she suffered from a disability. According to the court, the ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and "an employee under the ADA is not substantially limited if he or she can handle a 40-hour workweek but is incapable of performing overtime due to an impairment."

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New year's resolutions: Five areas of focus for 2014

Business , Governmental Regulations , Legal

Five areas of focus that repeatedly seem to be the subject of EEOC charges and claims, along with some recommendations on how to fix them.

Fisher & Phillips LLP - USA
Edward F. Harold
December 2013

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