Xifeng Wu, an award-winning epidemiologist and naturalized American citizen, quietly stepped down as director of the Center for Public Health and Translational Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after a three-month investigation into her professional ties in China. When she came to the Anderson Center, she had been encouraged to develop and collaborate with Chinese institutions.
Consider the following scenario. An employee is injured (whether at work or outside of work) and sees a doctor. When the employee returns, the employee provides a doctor note with work restrictions because of the underlying condition of the injury.
It seems we are living in an age where 1960’s racial and gender reporting requirements are archaic. More workers are not identifying themselves by race/ethnicity and/or gender when applying for positions or when onboarding.
According to a recent (April 23rd) case from the Michigan Appellate Court located in Ingham County, a job offer may be revoked if the applicant tests positive for marijuana, even if it is considered medical marijuana.
On Friday April 12th, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its proposed new scheduling letters for Service and Supply audits, Compliance Checks, and Focused Reviews. These proposed letters appear to follow a current of the agency to move further left in the enforcement of the OFCCP regulations.
As of April 8, 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 38 cases, and one was a Wayne County resident.
The hottest issue in the EEO area is pay discrimination. In the news it is often written that women earn approximately 20 cents or more less than a male counterpart. When it is broken down by race, the disparity grows even larger. However, does disparity mean discrimination?
Religious accommodations generally do not rise to the level of a disability accommodation when reviewed by courts. But a recent case against Walgreens indicates that standard may change.
The North American Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Benchmark Research, or CandE Program, found that there was improvement on the candidate experience from 2018. The research included 200 participating companies and over 30,000 job seekers. 70% of the employer participants were from the technology, services, financial, and healthcare industries, with financial employers increasing 34% from 2017.
On Monday a federal judge ordered the White House budget office to lift its stay of the reporting of pay with the EEO-1 tool granting summary judgment to the National Women's Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. It is questionable whether the two groups have standing to bring this lawsuit.
A number of Democratic contenders for president have signed on to the slogan, Medicare-for-All. But there is confusion as to what it means and how to pay for it.
There have been a number of lawsuits filed testing the accessibility of websites and compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is costly for organizations to defend these lawsuits, and especially will be as “tester” applicants muddy the waters.
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