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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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Suits Challenge Social Security Disability Practices

October 28, 2008
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Lawsuits against two large disability insurers have called into question a nearly universal practice in the long-term disability insurance industry: Most long-term disability policies require claimants to request Social Security disability benefits and reduce the insurer’s payout by a commensurate amount.
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ADA Amendment Act of 2008

October 16, 2008
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The ADA Amendments Act effectively resets our understanding of how employers and employees can best work together to address employees’ disability-related requests for accommodation.
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Employers Find Legal Support for Surveillance to Fight FMLA Abuse

October 14, 2008
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A recent court decision offers confirmation on the practice of spying on employees as a valuable—and legal—tool for fighting FMLA fraud.
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New York Attorney General to Probe Disability Claims of Commuter Line Retirees

September 25, 2008
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From 2001 through 2007, the Long Island Rail Road had 753 cases of disabilities said to have resulted from arthritis and rheumatism, compared with 32 cases reported by Metro-North, another Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned railroad.
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