The potential for misusing "genetic predisposition" in Canadian courts and tribunals
- Plans to Alter Retiree Benefits Ordered Disclosed. Prince, Michael // Business Insurance;09/06/99, Vol. 33 Issue 36, p3
Reports on two rulings by a federal appeals court in California, which said that United States employers must inform affected employees when considering changes to early retirement benefit packages. Background information on two nearly identical cases; Possible increase in employers' costs for...
- ECJ ruling hits employers. Crawford, Robert // Employee Benefits;Feb2015, Issue Feb2015, p6
The article discusses the impact of European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling, in which they classed obesity as a disability, on employees benefits.
- Maternity pay and employer's insolvency. Keenan, Denis // Accountancy;Oct84, Vol. 95 Issue 1094, p54
Discusses the case of an employee who gave notice to the employer of her absence from work because of her confinement in Great Britain. Claims of the employee for maternity pay; Grounds used in rejecting her application; Complaints of the employee to an industrial tribunal.
- INTERNATIONAL NEWS. // New York Amsterdam News;8/26/2010, Vol. 100 Issue 35, p2
The article offers world news briefs including the furious reaction of Friends of the Earth, American International and other environmental rights group on blaming poor Nigerians for the toxic oil spills in Niger Delta, the public demonstrations of the members of Cosatu over wage and benefit...
- This idea deserves trial--outside the courts. // Business Insurance;7/16/2007, Vol. 41 Issue 29, p8
The author argues that health courts must be given the opportunity to prove its worthiness. Under such courts, experts are allowed to review claims and pay compensation according to a schedule of benefits. The author urges lawmakers to approve a bipartisan legislation that would allow states to...
- FIRMS STAND PAT ON BENEFITS. Burjek, Andie // Talent Management;Nov2015, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p14
The article discusses a survey by research firm Human Capital Media Advisory Group, which reveals plans of the U.S.-based employers to not extend their benefit coverage offered to couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court rulings supporting same-sex marriage.
- Final lawsuit against EBO law defeated. Szymanski, Zak // Bay Area Reporter;8/7/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 32, p2
Reports on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' rejection of a final legal appeal challenging San Francisco, California's equal benefits ordinance. Ruling that the ordinance did not conflict with the state's Family Code.
- CAG repeat disorder models and human neuropathology: similarities and differences. Yamada, Mitsunori; Sato, Toshiya; Tsuji, Shoji; Takahashi, Hitoshi // Acta Neuropathologica;Jan2008, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p71
CAG repeat diseases are hereditary neurodegenerative disorders caused by expansion of a polyglutamine tract in each respective disease protein. They include at least nine disorders, including Huntingtonâ€™s disease (HD), dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA), spinal and bulbar...
- Islamic ethical framework for research into and prevention of genetic diseases. Al Aqeel, Aida I. // Nature Genetics;Nov2007, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p1293
Medical genetics involves the application of genetic knowledge and technology to specific clinical and epidemiologic concerns. Using genetics to benefit society requires that empirically verified knowledge be used within an ethical framework that combines appeal to written precedent with...