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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 12 Sep 2018

Ninth Circuit Rules that Requiring Disabled Job Applicant to Pay for Post-Offer MRI Violates the ADA

Consider this scenario: Your team previously interviewed a job applicant for an open position at your company. The applicant was intelligent

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 11 Aug 2016

Disabilities - the direct threat defense: a tool in the employer's tool box

Jack is a crane operator who works for Top 10 Construction, hoisting concrete panels that weigh several tons. A rigger on the ground helps him load

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 12 Jul 2016

Reminder to Employers: Pre-Employment Inquiries Into Medical History Are Illegal

A recent EEOC lawsuit, EEOC v. Grisham Farm Products, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-03105 (W.D. Mo. June 8, 2016), serves as a reminder to employers that

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 12 Jul 2016

401(k) Plan Excessive Fee Lawsuits - Reducing the Risk for Company Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, H.R. and Benefit Professionals

For the last several years, Fortune 500 companies have been the target of ERISA lawsuits that allege that various plan fiduciaries (company

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 10 May 2016

California Employers Must Accommodate Employees Associated With Disabled Individuals, California Court Rules

This past month, a California Court of Appeal held that California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) of 1980 requires employers to provide

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 11 Jun 2012

Privacy: sail your employee handbook into GINA’s safe harbor

When one of our clients asked an employee just diagnosed with breast cancer to contact her doctor for medical information, the employee complained that our client was violating GINA.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 4 Apr 2011

First annual self-insured group health plan report to Congress

In March 2011, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary of Labor provided the first Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Group Health Plans (the "Report").

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 1 Nov 2010

DOL provides toolkit to help employers hire veterans

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, in an effort to assist and educate employers about hiring veterans and wounded warriors, the US Department of Labor ("DOL") announced the introduction of a new online toolkit to guide employers through the hiring process.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 2 Nov 2009

“Equal opportunity is the law” requirements

The law requires employers to post notices describing the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, equal pay, disability and genetic information.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 27 Jul 2009

Former union president pleads guilty to embezzling $300,000

Recently, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that Paul S. Peters (“Peters”), the former president of the Waterfront Guard Association Local 1852, I.W.A., pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the union and the union welfare and pensions plans.

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