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  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Update

    Last week, members of the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced a bill that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.  Title VII prohibits discrimination based on “sex.” The bill defines “sex” to include sex stereotype, sexual orientation or gender identity, and pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

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    On February 28, 2019, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct) introduced the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (the “FAIR act). The goal of this bill is to increase Americans’ right to seek justice and accountability through the court system.
    If passed, the bill would amend the Federal Arbitration Act to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements that force arbitration of future employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights disputes.

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  • Earn HRCI and SHRM Credits With A Chance To Win Prizes!

    At our free annual seminar April 5, 2019!

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  • The Courts Address the Challenging Doctrine of Res Judicata

    Res Judicata is a legal concept which can be confusing to legal practitioners, especially in the area of workers compensation.  Res judicata is Latin and literally translates to “a matter adjudged.”  Res judicata bars re-litigation of a matter finally adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction involving the same parties and the same transaction or occurrence.  The doctrine bars all claims that were or could have been raised in the prior action.

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  • Painkiller Oxycontin to be Removed from BWC Formulary

    On Sept. 1, 2011, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) implemented the outpatient medication formulary rule for the pharmacy program. The formulary contains a list of drugs the BWC will cover when prescribed for allowed conditions in an approved claim. The Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee maintains the list, and regularly reviews and updates it.  Drugs not previously reviewed by the committee and listed in the formulary are not eligible for coverage by BWC.

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  • SCOTUS Will Hear Three LGBTQ – Title VII CasesRead more


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