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Author Archives: Karen Sheehan

Steer away from liability with a cell phone driving policy (access required)

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, programs allow employees to use personal cell phones for work-related purposes. Through BYOD programs, employers only purchase cell phone plans instead of cell phones. According to researchers, BYOD programs are beneficial to employers because ...

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An untied shoelace leads to a worker’s comp claim

The Idaho Supreme Court recently affirmed the Idaho Industrial Commission’s determination that Michael Vawter, a former delivery driver for United Parcel Service (UPS), was entitled to worker’s compensation benefits when he injured his back while tying his boots at work. ...

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Meet GINA, the genetic-information shield

Last month, Founders Pavilion Inc. paid $370,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit in which Founders Pavilion requested family medical history on pre-employment medical exams of applicants. Since the enactment of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in ...

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