RSS icon

Top Stories

Disabilities

Workplace Regulations Provide Relief to Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Moms

July 14, 2011
Comments (0)
The American with Disabilities Act Amendments took effect in January 2009, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines for the legislation were not issued until this past March. Coupled with health care reform rules, the implications for pregnant women and new moms in the workplace may be significant.
Read More

Verizon Settles $20 Million Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

July 7, 2011
Comments (0)
The case is the largest disability discrimination settlement in a single lawsuit in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission history, according to the federal agency.
Read More

Disabilities Protections Expanded

November 5, 2010
Comments (0)
Because of the ADA Amendments Act's more expansive definition of a 'disability,' employers should be aware that workers with cancer or other diseases that are inactive or in remission may still be considered disabled, in which case reasonable accommodations must be considered.
Read More

Disability Disclosure vs. Privacy

September 3, 2010
Comments (0)
As workers with 'invisible disabilities' struggle over whether to reveal their conditions to their employers, some companies seek to promote a culture of understanding.
Read More

Court OKs Award for Asbestos Exposure to Workers Spouse

August 25, 2010
Comments (0)
Exxon Mobil Corp. argued that the woman’s claim was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions in New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law.
Read More

<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Our Managers Combat Chronic Lateness?

August 17, 2010
Comments (0)
What sort of support or advice can HR offer managers who have employees who continually go into "dock payroll" status, and have sketchy and unreliable attendance? I know there are legal implications to terminating these employees, but what efforts should we take before getting to that point?
Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Paralyzed Workers Benefits

January 6, 2010
Comments (0)
Cox Enterprises Inc. self-funded most of its benefits, but those covering accidental death and personal loss were insured by Aetna, according to court records.
Read More

Health Condition Required ADA Accommodation

December 30, 2009
Comments (0)
Employers should consider engaging in the ADA interactive process for a range of employee illnesses and conditions, even for illnesses that appear to be in remission. Subsequent amendments to the ADA, which became effective January 1, 2009, provide that employees with medical conditions in remission may be covered by the act.
Read More

2009 Group Disability Insurers

October 21, 2009
Comments (0)
Listed in alphabetical order Published May 18, 2009
Read More