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

  • In ADA Suit, Feds Say KFC Franchise Forced Worker to Flush Medication

    The owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise told a manager with bipolar disorder that she couldn’t take her medication while working there and then forced her to flush it down the toilet, according to a lawsuit.

  • Ebola ADA Suit is ‘Nonsensical,’ Massage Envy Franchisee Says

    A lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging that the ability to contract Ebola is a disability is “nonsensical,” according to the Massage Envy franchisee defending the case.

  • Employer Asks SCOTUS to Address Joint Employment

    An employer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on joint employment in wage and hour claims—an issue that has recently divided the federal courts of appeal and drawn mixed messages from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

  • Bill Proposes Benefits for Gig Workers

    A bill introduced in both houses of Congress would create a pilot program to provide employment benefits to gig workers. This Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act (S. 1251, H.R. 2685) would allot the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) $20 million to test portable benefits in fiscal year 2018.


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