JUST ONE WEEK AFTER FILING (& SETTLING) IT’S FIRST EVER “GINA” LAWSUIT, IT HAS NOW FILED ITS FIRST “GINA” CLASS ACTION

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

The EEOC issued a press release on May 16, 2013 announcing that it has filed a class action against The Founders Pavilion, Inc. (“Founders”), a nursing and rehabilitation center in Corning, N.Y.


Continue Reading THE EEOC IS “OFF TO THE GINA RACES”

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

On May 7, 2013, the EEOC issued a press release announcing the settlement of a lawsuit against Fabricut, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of decorative fabrics. This is the first lawsuit ever filed by the EEOC alleging genetic discrimination.


Continue Reading EEOC SETTLES ITS FIRST “GINA” LAWSUIT FOR GENETIC DISCRIMINATION – An Important Lesson for Employers Re: Medical Questions of Applicants and Employees that Violate GINA?

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

Effective March 8, 2013, those employers covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be required to comply with the recently issued regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The majority of the new regulations relate to the FMLA’s military leave provisions and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. However, there are a few other minor changes and requirements, including the requirement that employers replace their FMLA poster with an updated poster by March 8, 2013.


Continue Reading Are You Ready For Your New Compliance Obligations Under The FMLA?

In January 2008, President Bush signed into law the expansive amendments to the FMLA which provide greater benefits to employees who have family members in the armed services. The new law became effective immediately.
On November 17, 2008, the DOL issued final regulations addressing the new military family leave as well as updating existing FMLA regulations.

Continue Reading New FMLA Regulations for Military Family Leave and Other Updated FMLA Regulation