Friday, March 29, 2013
Employees who don't disclose information will pay a $600 penalty.
Is it fair for companies to ask employees to divulge their weight as part of their benefits programs? CVS pharmacy chain has informed its employees they must reveal their weight, height, body fat and blood pressure to the company's insurance provider, or face a $600 annual penalty. Some say this is an invasion of privacy and unfair, while others say it's common practice for employers to encourage employees to take part in incentives programs. CVS spokesman Michael DeAngelis defended his company's position in an email to The Huffington Post, saying that the company will not have access to the information, which instead will be reviewed by the firm overseeing CVS's benefits program. “Our benefits program is evolving to help our colleagues …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The two suspects also snatched a purse in Wal-Mart.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 9
Two suspects were caught on a video stealing a black purse from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart, just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 3. Leaving Wal-Mart, the pair then took a taxi to the CVS located near North Fulton Hospital. They told the driver not to wait because they lived in the nearby Greenhouse Apartment Complex and would walk home. Inside CVS, surveillance footage catches the pair shoplifting. They left the pharmacy on foot, walking along Alpharetta Highway northbound on the sidewalk. The case number for the theft is 01-13-000544. Contact Detective BG Minter with the Roswell Police Department Crime Suppression Unit if you have any information about the pair, 770-640-4440; firstname.lastname@example.org.