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Federal District Court Finds Fired Nurse Was Not Qualified For Her Job Under the ADA

Posted on Employment Law News February 24, 2013 by author

In Bell v. Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hosps.,[1] the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment because the Plaintiff, a registered nurse who suffered from fibromyalgia, failed to show that she was a “qualified individual” for her position. Specifically, Plaintiff did not establish that she could Read more →

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DOL Cracking Down on Employers Violating Breastfeeding Law

Posted on Employment Law News February 4, 2013 by author

The United States Labor Department (DOL) recently responded to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents relating to its enforcement of Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and it showed active enforcement. This provision of FLSA requires covered employers to provide a reasonable break time and place, other than a bathroom, Read more →

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Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Standard for Cat’s Paw Liability in Employment Discrimination Cases

Posted on Employment Law News February 4, 2013 by author

In Sims v. MVM, Inc., No. 11-14481, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 1130 (11t Cir. Jan. 17, 2013), the Eleventh Circuit court of Appeals considered the causation standard for proving cat’s paw liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The Court held that the proximate causation standard announced by the Supreme Court in Staub Read more →

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Veganism May be a Religion for Employment Discrimination

Posted on Employment Law News February 2, 2013 by author

Is veganism a religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Based on a recent order from a United States District Court in Ohio, the answer is possibly yes.   In Chenzira v. Cincinnati Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr.,[1] the Plaintiff’s federal and state religious discrimination claims withstood the Defendant’s 12(b)(6) Motion to Read more →

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Mandatory Employer Health Insurance Coverage Guidelines Issued

Posted on Employment Law News January 30, 2013 by author

In the Federal Register on January 2, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department released proposed regulations which provide new guidelines for employers (generally those with 50 employees or full-time equivalents) to help them determine whether they are required to provide affordable minimum essential health coverage.  In addition, the IRS website published a series of Questions and Answers Read more →

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