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Monday
28
Oct
2013

Many older powers of attorney should be reviewed

Many power of attorney and health care proxy documents that were created years ago should be revised now as a result of a federal medical privacy law. The law, known as HIPAA, generally prevents health care providers from disclosing your personal medical information to anyone but you and someone you’ve named as your “personal representative.” […]

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Monday
21
Oct
2013

Another state limits credit checks on job applicants

California has become the latest state to limit employers’ ability to run credit checks on job applicants. Under a new law, employers are prohibited from conducting these checks except for managerial and law-enforcement positions, jobs requiring regular access to confidential information or more than $10,000 in cash, and jobs requiring the employee to make financial […]

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Monday
14
Oct
2013

Companies can’t discriminate when ordering medical exams

Companies can require their employees to undergo medical examinations in certain situations as a condition of employment. But as a recent case from Maryland’s highest court shows, they can’t do so in a discriminatory manner. In that case, an employer had required a female truck driver to have a medical exam for a condition involving […]

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Monday
7
Oct
2013

Businesses might have to help disabled workers commute

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to reasonably accommodate disabled employees at work…but a new court decision says that they might also have to help disabled employees with their commute. Barbara Nixon-Tinkelman, who worked for a city agency in New York, was hearing-impaired and suffered from cancer, heart problems and asthma. When her employer […]

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Sunday
6
Oct
2013

What You Need to Know about Your Deposition in Your Auto Accident Case?

Today I would like to talk with you about depositions, which are a very well known and common part of litigation today and I would like to talk to you about three aspects of depositions.  First, we will discuss what is a deposition, where does it fit within the framework of your lawsuit, the other […]

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