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August Legal Roundup: How Did Employer Discover Medical-Leave Fraud

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Family and Medical Leave Act | Disability Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Religious Discrimination | National Labor Review Board Family and Medical Leave Act Talking to the press was not wise, and led to…

La. Sheriff Accused of Targeting LGBT Community in Sting

By Chris Hoenig A Baton Rouge, La., sheriff has apologized after 12 men were arrested in a sting operation that appeared to target the LGBT community using a law already declared unconstitutional. The men were arrested at a local park after discussing or agreeing to have sex with undercover investigators,…

Pope Francis Softens Stance Toward LGBT Community

By Chris Hoenig Cardinal Timothy Dolan is backing Pope Francis’s comments about gay priests as a “change in tone or emphasis” toward the LGBT community. In a nearly 90-minute news conference on his flight back from Brazil, the Pope spoke openly and directly about a subject the Catholic Church has…

Is Jennifer Hudson Going to Help Sell Obamacare

By Manuel McDonnell Smith Photo by Shutterstock Can a daily dose of celebrity encourage young adults to take action on their health Apparently President Obama thinks so, and he’s trying to enlist some major Hollywood help to get their attention. Celebrities from all walks of Hollywood, including actress/singer Jennifer Hudson…

DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems Lead HRC Healthcare Equality Index

By Chris Hoenig When it comes to understanding the needs of diverse communities, including the LGBT community, not all hospitals are the same. Improving patient outcomes by providing culturally competent care is the focus of a DiversityInc healthcare summit this September, including presentations on equitable care and improved outreach to…

President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me' (VIDEO)

By Chris Hoenig In an unusually personal discussion, President Obama questioned claims that race did not play a role in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, telling reporters, “Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.” The President’s visit to the White House…

NY Reports 50% Drop in Insurance Premiums Under Affordable Care Act

By Chris Hoenig New York has become the latest state to offer up proof that the Affordable Care Act is working. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that state regulators have approved a structure for 2014 health-insurance premiums that will drop some rates in the Empire State by more than…