DOL late to issue new FMLA forms: What employers can do | HR Morning | Your daily dose of HR

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has suggested employers add the following language in forms when requesting health-related information from an employee:

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers and other entities covered by GINA Title II from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, except as specifically allowed by this law. To comply with this law, we are asking that you not provide any genetic information when responding to this request for medical information. ‘Genetic Information’ as defined by GINA includes an individual’s family medical history, the results of an individual’s or family member’s genetic tests, the fact that an individual or an individual’s family member sought or received genetic services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual’s family member or an embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproductive services.

A.G. Sues Banks Over Their Use of MERS Electronic ‘End-Around’-NYLJ

In his latest broadside against the banking industry, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is alleging that the nation’s largest banks use the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, MERS, to evade public filings, shortchange localities of $2 billion in fees and compromise the interests of homeowners.

A complaint filed Feb. 3 describes MERS Inc. of Virginia, a digital mortgage tracking service, as “a shell company” established as a stealth mortgagee for banks, particularly JPMorgan Chase, the Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank.

Read entire article by John Caher.
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