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Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy

June 19, 2009
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Employers are advised to consider state law obligations to accommodate disabled employees due to pregnancy. If the employer has an alternative or interim work program for injured or disabled employees, state law may require the employer look into whether an open position exists for the pregnant employee under that program.
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Driving as a 'Major Life Activity' Rejected

June 2, 2009
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Impact: Employers are advised to engage in an interactive process with employees seeking job accommodation. Although the inability to drive is not a major life activity, it could create a disability if it caused an impairment of a major life activity like 'caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, learning and working.'
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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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