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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is the Secret to Switching to Paid Time Off

January 22, 2009
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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Are You Ready for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

November 26, 2008
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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Suits Challenge Social Security Disability Practices

October 28, 2008
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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