The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") recently issued final rules to improve job opportunities for individuals with
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a plan administrator’s interpretation of a long term disability plan and affirmed the denial of a disabled physician’s claim for benefits in Fortier v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No. 10-1441 (4th Cir. January 11, 2012).
On March 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published its long awaited final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADAAA"), which replaced proposed regulations in the EEOC's September 2009 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM").
The Ninth Circuit overturned the denial of benefits by a plan administrator in a case that provides a useful “reverse weathervane,” showing several mistakes that a plan administrator should not make when reviewing a benefits claim.
The procedures for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns ("SDVO SBCs") to challenge the qualifications of their competitors to receive awards of SDVO SBC set-aside government contracts are too complex.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), 42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq., went into effect on May 21, 2008.
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Employers likely have not noticed a significant shift in the enforcement of labor and employment laws under the Obama administration.
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) becomes effective on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.