Working 9 to 5 21:28, December 20, 2016

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Author: Christine Day

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, nearly 3 in 5 workers (59%) think that the traditional 9 to 5 work day is “a thing of the past.” The Harris poll found that 45% of workers complete work outside office hours, and 49% check or answer emails when they’re not at work. Your willingness to perform […]

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On August 11, 2016, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to incorporate changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The DOJ regulations prohibit discrimination based on disability in state and local government programs and activities, while similar EEOC regulations prohibit […]

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LabMD was a clinical laboratory that performed tests for physicians who would download patients’ personal information to LabMD’s network, order tests, and access the test results. In many instances, LabMD retrieved the personal information of all patients in physicians’ databases, even if LabMD was not performing tests for those patients. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) […]

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states in a Fact Sheet on Ransomware and HIPAA that ransomware may result in a breach that must be disclosed under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule. Ransomware is malware (malicious software) that denies users access to their data, usually by encrypting […]

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Grzegorz Smuk worked as a maintenance mechanic at Specialty Food Group’s food processing and packaging plant in Chicago. He claimed that his supervisor, Tomasz Miekisz, began sexually harassing him shortly after he started working at the plant in May 2006, and continued to harass him until July 2012. Smuk claimed that Miekisz grabbed him, slapped […]

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A court in California awarded a man over $1.4 million in attorney fees and costs after it found that he was denied a job because he had previously used an invalid Social Security number (SSN). Victor Guerrero was born in Mexico and brought to the United States by his parents in 1990, when he was […]

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Tina M. Carr, a transgender woman, was among a group of students that her college proposed for a medical assistant extern position at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc. (North Shore). North Shore selected Carr for an externship without an in-person interview. Before her externship began, Carr also interviewed for a full-time position at […]

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In 1970 the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created to assure safe and healthy working conditions by providing education and training to employers and employees, setting and enforcing workplace safety standards, and issuing citations and penalties to employers who don’t comply with those standards. Since 1996, most federal agencies have been allowed to […]

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The US Supreme Court recently ruled on how far a federal corruption statute applies to international business. During the 1990s, cigarette smuggling in Europe and between the United States and Canada greatly increased. In fact, cigarette smuggling was so rampant that in 1994, Canada sharply cut its anti-smoking taxes to combat widespread smuggling from the […]

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Employees who refused to cooperate in an investigation were fired for cause and not eligible for employment benefits, even though they were found not guilty. In 2004 New York Attorney General (AG) Eliot Spitzer began investigating “contingent commission” arrangements, under which insurance brokers are paid to steer clients to particular insurance carriers. Contingent commission arrangements […]

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