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How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
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I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
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Infertility is Fertile Ground for Disability Discrimination Claims

December 16, 2013
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With this issue on the EEOC’s enforcement radar, employers that deny time off for fertility treatments may find themselves as the start of the EEOC’s next infertility-related press release.
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Half of Survey Respondents Say ACA Will Boost Insurance Costs

December 12, 2013
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While respondents think costs will climb and quality will drop, only 4 in 10 said they are familiar with the ACA.
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Leapfrog Group's Leah Binder Discusses Leaping Into Health Care Transparency

December 10, 2013
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Leah Binder, the group's CEO, spoke with Workforce about the group’s evolution.
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Helen Darling to Retire from National Business Group on Health Next Year

December 10, 2013
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Darling will retire at the end of April 2014 after 12 years as president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit employer coalition.
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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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The ‘Sight Words’ of Health Benefits

November 8, 2013
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I read survey results from the American Institute of CPAs that shows a majority of U.S. adults cannot accurately identify basic health insurance terms — benefits 'sight words,' so to speak.


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The Last Word: A Marathon Lesson

November 8, 2013
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Two decades after wellness programs debuted as a part of employers’ health insurance packages, wellness remains an individual choice rather than a workplace imperative.
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How to Manage the Dreaded Flu Season

November 1, 2013
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Offer vaccinations free of charge to your employees right in your workplace. The cost to administer them will pay for itself.
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Electronic Cigarettes Strike Up Controversy Among Employers

October 25, 2013
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The e-cigarette is not regulated but has come under increased scrutiny from doctors and scientists.
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