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Medical Marijuana and the Americans With Disabilities Act

December 9, 2013
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The handling of employees taking legal prescription medications is highly fact sensitive and legally nuanced.
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When an Extended Leave of Absence is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

December 5, 2013
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If you are planning on denying an unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, understand that these terminations are risky and will draw scrutiny from the EEOC.
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Is the Denial of Paid Paternity Leave Discriminatory?

November 6, 2013
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There is one key difference between women and men when they welcome a new-born child. Women give birth; men don’t.


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How to Build a Healthy Website, Power Plant, Spacecraft or Workplace

October 29, 2013
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It’s hard to believe that no one raised warnings about obvious design and operability concerns. They were too profound and widespread for that not to have happened.
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Yes, It’s Legal:10 More Things Companies Can Do Without Breaking the Law #yesitslegal

October 28, 2013
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Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.
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DOMA Ruling Puts Gay Couples on Equal Benefits Footing

June 26, 2013
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Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is defunct, employers will be able to provide equal benefits packages for all employees.
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#SHRM13 Day Two: The Great Unknown Is 2014 and the Health Care Reform Law

June 17, 2013
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It seems to me that some companies are looking for the magical fairy dust that will make the Affordable Care Act compliance issues go away.
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New Changes Made to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

January 28, 2013
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Health and Human Services has issued final regulations that address recent legislative changes to the HIPAA privacy and date security rules. Compliance by employers will be required by Sept. 23, according to a press release.
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Worker's Inability to Speak English Appropriately Considered in Disability Ruling: Court

November 21, 2012
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The case of Merivic Inc. and Zurich North America v. Enrique Gutierrez involved a workers' comp claimant who had a ninth-grade education and a 'limited working knowledge' of English despite having lived in the United States for 34 years, according to the opinion.
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