In a recent settlement with the EEOC, Cummins Power Generation paid $87,000 to resolve a disability lawsuit that involved an overbroad medical release form used by a fitness-for-duty vendor.  The form asked Cummins’ employees to release medical record information that went beyond what was needed to determine whether the employee could meet the job requirements.  […]

Workplace Wellness and the Fair Labor Standards Act
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  • Published: July 17, 2016

There have been questions lately about completion of incentivized wellness activities “off the clock” and what, if any, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues might arise.  One sample question is whether a participatory biometric screen, HRA and coaching program that must be completed off the clock to earn a premium reduction violates any FLSA requirement.  […]

The Case for the Attorney-Client Privilege
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  • Published: July 5, 2016

The attorney-client privilege is a rule of evidence that prohibits the lawyer from disclosing information relayed by clients. The privilege belongs to the client, and the client can choose to waive it. However, the attorney-client privilege can mean so much more, even to those who are not clients of the lawyer. Some may argue that there […]