Our HR Consulting Firm Offers Employment Law Consultants
Employment law consultants
from our HR Consulting Firm
are well versed in all legal matters related to the workplace. At our professional employer organization, People Management, we can provide PEO solutions to prevent your business from violating state and federal regulations.
When violations of even one of the many employment laws occur, fines, penalties, jury awards, and even imprisonment can result. Below are some examples:
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – The verdict in the first ADA case to be litigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) awarded $572,000 to a plaintiff who was fired after he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) – A former claims adjuster, age 57, was awarded $4.2 million by a jury that found that age was a determining factor in his termination. After a jury trial, an employee was awarded more than $800,000 in damages from the employer, who was found to be in “willful” violation of the ADEA.
• Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) – HIPAA was enacted to make health insurance more portable and also restrictions regarding pre-existing conditions, special enrollment rights, protections against discrimination, and keeping health information private. Penalties for non-compliance are $100 per day for each employee up to $500,000 for willful violations.
• Title VII (provision of the Civil Rights Act) – Title VII prohibits discrimination in virtually every employment circumstance on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, or national origin. An African-American employee, who was fired after testing positive on a drug test, was awarded $380,000 by a jury after he requested a confirmatory test for a positive drug screen result after a minor traffic accident. The company refused and fired him.
See how our HR Consulting Firm at People Management can help protect your business when you contact us today by calling 888.843.5789.