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Disability Disclosure vs. Privacy

September 3, 2010
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As workers with 'invisible disabilities' struggle over whether to reveal their conditions to their employers, some companies seek to promote a culture of understanding.
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Court OKs Award for Asbestos Exposure to Workers Spouse

August 25, 2010
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Exxon Mobil Corp. argued that the woman’s claim was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions in New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Our Managers Combat Chronic Lateness?

August 17, 2010
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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?
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Court Overturns Denial of Paralyzed Workers Benefits

January 6, 2010
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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.
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Health Condition Required ADA Accommodation

December 30, 2009
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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.
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2009 Group Disability Insurers

October 21, 2009
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Listed in alphabetical order Published May 18, 2009
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Terminated Employee's 'Regarded As' Claim Weighed

October 16, 2009
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Employers must return to work employees who have been released by their doctors to work and who can perform essential job duties and responsibilities of their positions. Where requested or necessary, reasonable accommodations should be discussed with the employee.
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$1.2 Million Judgment in Disability Case

October 16, 2009
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Employers must always engage in an interactive process with employees seeking job accommodations. Employers should not assume that an employee is no longer able to perform the essential functions of her job with or without an accommodation, without speaking with the employee and receiving a doctor's documentation of the impairment.
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Judge Rules Against Unum in Long-Term Disability Case

August 24, 2009
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A federal judge has found in favor of a plaintiff suing Unum Group over the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based insurer’s denial of long-term disability benefits.
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