Entries Tagged as 'Legal'

Form I-9: New Vignettes Make it Easier

Education , HR , Legal

The U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services has released three videos detailing how to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.  Employers may wish to make the Section 1 video available to employees.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (02/10/14)

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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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Employer alert: Under GINA, family medical history is genetic information

HR , Legal
When most people think of "genetic information," what may come to mind is a DNA double helix or recent strides in genetic testing. But the definition of "genetic information" under the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is very broad and includes the family medical history of an employee or job applicant.
 
GINA expressly prohibits employers from asking about genetic information, including family medical history. And an alleged violation of that provision was the basis of the EEOC’s first lawsuit claiming systemic discrimination in violation of GINA.
 
Article from: HR.blr.com

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