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Bad medicine - the dangers of contacting an employee during sickness absence
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2016

It is a common issue facing employers; you want to start or take next steps with a grievance or disciplinary investigation. To do the right thing you


President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal Analysis of Administration Funding and Policy Priorities
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

The FY 2017 Budget proposes $40.6 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to carry out its five primary


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016: Analysis of Local Government Interests
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

On December 18, Congress approved, and the President signed into law, a $1.15 trillion FY 2016 discretionary spending omnibus (H.R. 2029) that


Ruby Waxes lyrical (but misguided) on mental health disclosures
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

Ruby Wax is a well-known and respected campaigner for mental health issues. Imagine my surprise, therefore, to open my Times Online this week to the


Colorado Supreme Court confirms employers may fire employees for medical marijuana use
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 15 2015

On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed an appeals court decision ruling that employers can lawfully fire employees for use of medical


Six year delay in claim to UK tribunal potentially excused by mental health issues
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2015

This is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, so here are two brief and totally unrelated perspectives on mental health issues in the workplace


UK High Court gives useful recap on liability for stress-induced psychiatric illness in the workplace (part 2)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2015

In Part 1 of this piece we considered the requirement of foreseeability as a condition of establishing an employer’s liability for stress-related


UK High Court gives useful recap on liability for stress-induced psychiatric illness in the workplace (part 1)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

Every so often, there comes along a case which becomes the new baseline by which decisions in a particular field are made. In relation to employer


EEOC begins process to regulate employer-sponsored wellness programs
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

Many employers offer wellness programs to employeessuch as providing rewards to employees for participating in health and wellness programs (e


House focuses on public health, 21st Century Cures, and VA; Senate HELP committee organizes and considers Employer Wellness Programs
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

On Tuesday, January 27, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health will take its first look at public health legislation for