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Supreme Court HIV Ruling Broadens Disability Definition

October 1, 1998
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that people who are HIV-infected are disabled. The court’s reasoning also expanded coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to employees who are having difficulty conceiving children--which has changed thi
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Pregnancy and Discrimination

September 4, 1998
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Pregnancy and Discrimination
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Will You Hire Lazarus

June 1, 1998
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Many organizations' LTD plans scare off skilled people from returning to work after serious illnesses. Here's information on how to fix the problem.
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Why Returning to Work After Battling AIDS Carries Special Baggage

June 1, 1998
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AIDS carries with it a certain stigma that other illnesses don’t carry, making it much more difficult for people who’ve fought AIDS, and lived to tell about it, to return to work. Employers can improve the chances for success.
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Health Care on the Home Front

March 1, 1998
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HR Professionals increasingly are adding home health-care to their benefit plans. Employees can get back to work faster after a disabling event, and HR lowers its overall health-care costs.
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Home Health-care How Well Are Your Employees Covered

March 1, 1998
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Home health-care services generally are rolled into a company’s overall health-insurance benefits package, but specific coverage can be negotiated. When you’re ready to renew your policy, ask these questions:
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Purchasing Health Care and Value

January 1, 1998
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Employers have traditionally relied on price alone when making health-care purchasing decisions. But new ways of defining and measuring quality are now making it possible for employers to assess how much they're actually getting for their money.
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Health-care Quality Initiatives

January 1, 1998
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Companies and organizations that can help you in your quest for quality.
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Wellness Pays Off

December 1, 1997
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Because poor health of aging boomers translates to both decreased productivity and increased health-care costs, it's important for HR professionals to pay attention to prevention
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How Much Medical Disclosure Is Too Much

October 1, 1997
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Employee medical information is an emerging area of law. The lack of age-tested ground rules often leads to horrifying mistakes on the part of HR and managers. However, despite the gray areas, there are some guidelines.
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