EEOC Wellness Plan Controversy: All’s Well That Ends Well?

By | BeLabor the Point | April 21, 2017
EEOC Wellness Plan Controversy:  All’s Well That Ends Well? Earlier this month, the EEOC and Orion Energy Systems settled a case pending in a Wisconsin federal court in which the EEOC alleged that the company’s wellness plan violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This case goes back to the spring of 2009 when an employee was forced to pay 100% of her group health insurance premium because she refused to submit to a “health risk assessment” (HRA) during open enrollment. View Full Post
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Justice Werdegar by the Numbers, Part 2: Voting to Reverse and Joining the Court Majority

Justice Werdegar by the Numbers, Part 2: Voting to Reverse and Joining the Court Majority Yesterday, we began our retrospective of the tenure of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, who will retire on August 31, 2017.  We tracked the total number of cases, both civil and criminal, in which Justice Werdegar has participated, as well as looking at how frequently she filed opinions – majorities, concurrences and dissents – from year to year in civil and criminal cases. View Full Post
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New Wrinkle in Employment Disputes: Social Media Ownership

New Wrinkle in Employment Disputes: Social Media Ownership Ownership disputes between employers and employees over social media accounts (think Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) are becoming more frequent. This point is highlighted in a wrongful termination lawsuit between Tomi Lahren, a former “reporter” and her employer, TheBlaze. TheBlaze is owned by Glenn Beck. View Full Post
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Volkswagen Announces Major Steps Toward Electrifying Its Vehicle Fleet

By | Dashboard Insights | April 20, 2017
Volkswagen Announces Major Steps Toward Electrifying Its Vehicle Fleet While fans of electrifying rides got a boost from the box office this week, fans of electrified rides are living in exciting times as well. Volkswagen has delivered two major pieces of news in this space.  First, it announced that after dipping its toes in the waters of the electric vehicle market with its current e-Golf, it will be jumping in headlong, releasing four new affordable electric vehicle models in coming years, including a crossover, a midsize SUV, a hatchback, and a sedan.  View Full Post
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