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Be Wary of Too-Frequent FMLA Medical Recertification
Employers have the right to request medical recertification in certain situations when employees are on intermittent leave. But a recertification request sometimes can be more trouble than it is worth, according to management attorneys.
 
Benefits
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Excessive 401(k) Fees Case
Breach-of-fiduciary claims are not barred by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's six-year statute of limitations when there is a failure to monitor and remove imprudent investment options, argued an attorney before the Supreme Court.

Diversity
Justices Try to Define Religious Accommodation Standard
The U.S. Supreme Court is addressing the question of whether Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a woman who was denied a job because her Muslim headscarf, known as a hijab, conflicted with the company's dress code.

Employee Relations
In 50th Year, EEOC Pushes Enforcement Limits
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is pushing the envelope as it approaches its 50th anniversary on July 2, 2015, pursuing novel issues with "great enthusiasm, if not complete success," a management attorney says.

Staffing Management
'Blacklisting' Executive Order Blasted on Hill
The "blacklisting" executive order is "completely unworkable in the real world," said a management attorney at a House hearing.

 

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