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Japanese research institute claims BPA poses “very small” risk to human health
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Japan
  • September 2 2011

A Japanese research institute recently issued an updated hazard assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) suggesting that the chemical poses minimal or no risk to human health.

Baby, it's hot outside! OSHA undertakes campaign to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

Much of the country has been sweltering under record high temperatures in what may yet develop into the hottest summer on record.

Legalizing internet gaming, Part VI: problem and underage gambling
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

Problem gambling can be broadly defined as a mental health disorder in which an individual has a psychological preoccupation with, and urge to, gamble.

The Workers’ Compensation Board v. Alberta (Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation)
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • January 10 2011

In a recent decision of Mr. Justice S. D. Hillier, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether a WCB claim was compensable.

Fitness-for-duty exam can be based on concern about employee’s “volatile” behavior
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 11 2010

The Americans with Disabilities Act allows an employer to require an employee to undergo a Fitness For Duty Examination (FFDE) when health problems have had a substantial or injurious impact on an employee's job performance.

Wallace v Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust 2008 LTLPI 18.2.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

Claimant was referred to gynaecologist at the Defendant hospital with complaints of heavy periods, hot flushes and irritability.

Can I refuse to hire a smoker?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 3 2009

Society is becoming increasingly intolerant of smokers.

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2008

Mr Hussain was a taxi driver who claimed that in the course of his work he had been involved in numerous incidents causing him to call on the assistance of the police on more than 50 occasions.

A cautionary tale for employers of employees claiming disabilities relating to mental illness
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2007

State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with physical, as well as mental disabilities.