Entries for month: February 2014

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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Burnett Specialists Recognizes Administrative Employees

Awards
Congratulations to Cheryl Hetrick, Houston IT / Engineering Staff Assistant,
for being named Burnett's Support Person of the Year for 2013!

 
Also recognized as High Achievers were Nancy Funderburg, Executive Assistant,
and Jeanie Pawelek, Corporate Receptionist.
 
 

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5 Tips For Planning A Career Change

Career Tips

Planning a career change can be exciting, but at the same time it takes more planning and preparation than most people realize... new job, new industry, new employer.

It’s a big deal!
 

by Chrissy Scivicque
January 2014

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"I Fight Everyday - Strong!" ~ Erica C.

Community Service

Erica Coronado, one of Burnett’s interns, participated in the recent Kidney Walk. She raised over $1,500 assisted by her mother, Jane Coronado, who is our Controller. Erica was also chosen to be one of five people who will be on the Leadership Committee for the Houston walk. We are so proud to have Erica and Jane on our staff!

2014 HOUSTON WALK - National Kidney Foundation
Date:
May 4, 2014
Time: Check-in time: 7:00 AM - Start time: 8:30 AM
Location: Discovery Green Park

http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/SoutheastTexas?pg=entry&fr_id=6642

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