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Dismissal for Not Calling In Doesn’t Violate FMLA

April 2, 2009
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Employers should be cautious when considering applying leave-of-absence procedures and policies to employees approved for FMLA leave.
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Wyoming Passes Disability Cost-of-Living Increase

March 5, 2009
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Both chambers of Wyoming’s Legislature on Monday, March 2, approved a bill that would provide annual cost-of-living increases for workers’ compensation permanent-disability cases.
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Don't Cut Legal Compliance Training

February 5, 2009
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Commentary: A recession is exactly the wrong time to cut the budgets for training in support of legal compliance issues. In addition to preventing management mistakes that may give rise to legal claims after a negative job action, training can provide an important affirmative defense. Should a company be taken to court, every training dollar spent can be cited as proof of a good-faith effort to comply with worker protections.
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Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations Are Now in Effect

February 5, 2009
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All human resources professionals and managers who are involved in administering FMLA leaves will need to be informed and trained about these new regulations, since they deal with a wide range of issues that can arise in the course of administering FMLA leaves. Notably, the new regulations add two new FMLA leave entitlements that employers will want to incorporate into their policies.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is the Secret to Switching to Paid Time Off

January 22, 2009
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We would like to convert from a traditional paid time off arrangement (separate sick, vacation, personal days) to a PTO (it’s all one except for holidays) arrangement. I’ve heard about the pros and cons of such an arrangement. But I can’t find definitive tips on the process of a conversion. So, my question is: How should we do it?
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Event Calendar 2009

December 2, 2008
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Event Calendar 2009
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Are You Ready for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

November 26, 2008
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When President George W. Bush signed legislation to expand the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it broadened the definition of ‘disabled,’ triggering important changes for employers. Being informed of these changes—and in compliance with the new law—is a must for employers and HR.
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A Capable, Underserved Workforce

November 18, 2008
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Recruiting candidates with disabilities is often overlooked, but overwhelming evidence says those workers shouldn’t be.
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