About Kate McGovern Tornone

Kate McGovern Tornone
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Kate McGovern Tornone is an editor at BLR. She has almost 10 years’ experience covering a variety of employment law topics and currently writes for HR Daily Advisor and HR.BLR.com. Before coming to BLR, she served as editor of Thompson Information Services’ ADA and FLSA publications, co-authored the Guide to the ADA Amendments Act, and published several special reports. She graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in media studies.

Recent articles by Kate McGovern Tornone

  • Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

    Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says.

  • ‘Breathtakingly Radical’: DOL Nominee Questions Legality of Any Overtime Salary Threshold

    Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that effectively brings the threshold to $47,476.

  • Relief from the Leave Law Patchwork Could Be On Its Way

    As the push for paid leave gains momentum, employers are facing a growing patchwork of state and local laws. And they’re struggling with implementation and compliance, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

  • Bill Would Add Parental Bereavement Leave to FMLA

    A bill introduced in the House March 16 would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to allow parents to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for the death of a child.


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