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[Wisconsin] KITTLE: Is smoking a pre-existing condition? Walker's plan, Obamacare could feel the burn

But one could make the case that a state wellness proposal tucked inside the Republican governor’s mammoth budget proposal shares a key commonality with President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Walker recommends assessing state empl (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Apr 12, 2013 13:03

[South Carolina] Bryant smoking bill snuffed out

State Sen. Kevin Bryant’s effort to give employers the right to refuse to hire and even to fire smokers was snuffed out Wednesday. A Senate subcommittee that is led by Bryant voted to delay taking any action on his bill, effectively killing it.
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail
added Apr 11, 2013 12:53

[South Carolina] Proposal would allow SC employers decline to hire smokers

Columbia (SC) State
added Apr 10, 2013 15:04

[South Carolina] Senate bill would let employers light up smokers' private lives

Sen. Kevin Bryant of Anderson wants people to know he is not targeting smokers. But a bill of his being considered this week in a Senate subcommittee would allow businesses to take personnel action against workers who use tobacco away from the workplace.
Greenville (SC) News
added Apr 10, 2013 14:58

[North Carolina] Tatum v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.: real implications for ERISA’s “hypothetical prudent fiduciary” standard

On February 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an opinion and final judgment ruling in favor of defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) in a nationwide class action asserting breach of fiduciary dut
Lexology (uk)
added Apr 10, 2013 14:02

[South Carolina] Proposal would allow SC employers decline to hire smokers

Does South Carolina have any laws governing smoking? Yes. The state bans employers from making hiring decisions based on whether a prospective employee smokes. But the S.C. Hospital Association wants the Legislature to repeal that law, allowing employers
Rock Hill (SC) Herald
added Apr 10, 2013 13:39

[Canada] ‘We drink. We swear. We don’t f—ing smoke’: Firm’s ban on hiring smokers leaves people asking ‘Who’s next?’

At Momentous Corp., they don’t track vacation or sick days. Staffers can bring their dogs in to the office. The Ottawa Internet firm takes pride in being different, as evidenced by its website, where you will find, in large letters: “We drink. We swear.
National Post (ca)
added Apr 8, 2013 10:55

Warning: Smoking Is Hazardous to Your Employment

In all, about four out of 10 employers reward or penalize employees based on tobacco use. But hiring bans, which are legal in 21 states, are gaining traction, with about 4% adopting the policy and an additional 2% planning to do so next year, according t
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 7, 2013 00:57

[California] EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke on workplace health

It's one thing to ask people to bear more of the cost of their preventable illness by paying higher premiums, but to deprive them of the chance at a livelihood because they engage in perfectly legal behavior is outrageous. By all means, outlaw smoking in
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 4, 2013 14:59

Dr. Kate Scannell: Should employers be allowed to ban smokers from jobs?

In the end, denying a job to a smoker is making a molehill out of a mountain of troubling concerns involving tobacco commerce and regulation. And providing a smoker with employment that requires her to spend eight-hour days in a tobacco-free workplace ma
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Apr 1, 2013 09:55
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