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Facilitating HR Management: Electronic medical certificates

As part of the “Third Bureaucracy Relief Act” the German government intends to introduce an electronic submission procedure for medical certificates regarding the incapacity of employees. More than 80 million of such certificates are issued every year by doctors in Germany. Replacing extensive documentation and record-keeping duties will allow medium-sized companies in particular to reduce existing manual processing workloads.

According to current German law an employee must submit a medical certificate of incapacity to the employer at the latest by the fourth day of absence due to illness. In the future, employers will be able to retrieve electronic certificates directly … Continue Reading

Recent decision: how pre-hiring medical examinations should be conducted

In a recent case, the decision for which was rendered in April 2013, the Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de Loto-Québec (CSN) (the “Union”) had filed a grievance against Loto-Québec (the “Employer”) challenging the contents of a medical examination and questionnaire. This grievance was ultimately dismissed.

The facts of the case are the following:

In a job posting, the Employer outlined the requirements for the position of administrative technician, which included the ability  to handle boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. This latter aspect was to be assessed during a pre-hiring medical exam.

The first part … Continue Reading

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