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Employment Law – Ebola Monitoring protocol a good news for employers, employers permitted to use “after-acquired” evidence at discrimination trial, new Massachusetts law and more.


New CDC Ebola Monitoring Protocol is Good News for Employers by Katharine H Parker published on National Law Review

The CDC has just announced new active post-arrival monitoring for all travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.  This will entail…  [ Read More ]  


Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial by Kevin J. Smith published on National Law Review

In Weber v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., et al., case numbers 13-4891 and 14-0206, decided on October 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a former executive’s employer could use “after-acquired” evidence – evidence of an employee’s misconduct during the period of employment which the employer discovers after the employee’s discharge on other grounds – to confirm the nondiscriminatory reason for his termination… [ Read More ]


New Massachusetts Law Requires Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave by Laura E. Schneider and Andrew Stauber published on Mondaq

Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence (ARDV), a statute that requires covered employers to provide employees with up to 15 days of unpaid leave in the event that the employee or a close family member is a victim of domestic violent or certain other abusive behavior… [ Read More ]


Court OKs Revocation of Job Offer Based on Applicant’s Failure to Disclose Criminal History by Robert Nagle, Danielle Petaja published on JDSupra

Earlier this month​, the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act (“CHRIA”) does not prohibit an employer from refusing to hire an applicant based upon the applicant’s failure to respond truthfully to questions about his criminal history…. [ Read More ]


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