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4th Circuit Rejected the ADA Claim for a Medical Student with ADHD

In Halpern v. Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Ronen Halpern was enrolled in Wake Forest’s Doctor of Medicine program from July 2004 to March 2009. Halpern has been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder, both of which he treats with p… Read More
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EEOC Sees Increase in Discrimination Claims

In the past year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has seen 7.2 % in discrimination claims being filed with agency. Coverage here. The EEOC handles charges under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the Equal Pay Act, and GINA. EEOC Chair… Read More
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Issues Raised by New Types of Workplace Drug Testing

This New York Times article discusses an important employment issue that may become more prevelant: whether and how employers may test and discipline employees for using legal prescription drugs. As the article relates, drug testing like this is regu… Read More
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Burton Speaking at NCAJ Conference This Weekend

Burton Craige and Leto Copeley are speaking this weekend at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Mountain Magic Conference. Burton is leading a panel entitled “Collateral Attack on the Collateral Source Rule.” He will lead a discussio… Read More
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NC Court of Appeals Cases on REDA and Appellate Procedure

Two opinions of note were issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals yesterday. The first, Beard v. Cumberland County Hospital System, concerns North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA). REDA prohibits discrimination… Read More
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The 4th Circuit Court Held that an Inability to Work Overtime did Not Constitute a Substantial Limitation on a Major Life Activity Under ADA

In Boitnott v. Corning Inc., Michael Boitnott began work with Corning as a maintenance engineer in 1989. Like others at that facility, he worked rotating twelve hour shifts and alternated two weeks of day shifts with two weeks of night shifts. Boitno… Read More
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EEOC Proposes New Regulations for ADA Amendments Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) was passed last year and went into effect on January 1, 2009. The Act makes important changes to the definition of the term “disability” by rejecting the holdings in… Read More
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2008 AFL-CIO LCC Conference Session on Protecting Injured Workers

Valerie Johnson spoke at the 2008 Annual Conference of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), which was held in Seattle. Valerie’s talk was part of a session concerning health and safety for workers. She presented a paper, written al… Read More
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