Hiring Immigrants

Recently, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college district over discrimination when hiring legal immigrants.  Supposedly, the college district was demanding too many documents, going beyond what is required by federal law.  The DOJ is wanting to penalize the district $1,100 per violation (over $270k total), according to Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41626.html What …

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Employee Diversity Report Required

Do you know the ethnic makeup of your employees?  By law, you might be required to track this information.  September 30th is the deadline for filing the EEO-1 form for companies with 100 or more employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) uses this information to track diversity stats for your business. Steps you should take:  …

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Medical Privacy Violations

Today the Boston Globe reported the dumping of thousands of sensitive medical records at a local garbage transfer station: http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2010/08/13/mass_hospitals_investigate_exposure_of_records/ It seems an obvious breech of HIPAA patient privacy rights, among other things.  Apparently, the records were in the hands of a billing company that helped with collections for numerous hospitals.  When the billing company was …

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