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EEOC gives guidance to avoid caregiver bias claims

The economic downturn has prompted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to give special guidance to employers to help them avoid being sued for bias against workers with care-giving responsibilities. The agency published a technical assistance document, Employer Best Practices for ...

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The fight over independent medical exams

Independent medical exams remain a controversial issue between parties in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. After The New York Times published a series of articles at the end of March looking into independent medical exams in the state of ...

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New site lets lawyers bid for work

In the current economic climate, it’s no surprise that many lawyers are looking for work. And law firms are seeking contract attorneys as a cost-effective way to staff specific projects. Hoping to meet both of these needs, Laurel Edgeworth recently ...

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Medical experts facing more ethics complaints

Medical experts who testify on behalf of plaintiffs say they are being increasingly intimidated through the use of ethics complaints over their testimony in medmal cases. In a growing trend, many national medical associations are creating ethics complaint procedures that ...

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