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How Your ZIP Code Determines Your Employees Legal Rights

September 25, 2007
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Sometimes, which laws apply to employees and how the laws are interpreted by the courts is more a function of your ZIP code than anything else.
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What to Do When an HR Employee Sues

July 26, 2007
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When an HR staffer alleges employment discrimination, it’s automatically a different kind of claim. Here’s how to proceed when the claimant is someone who is likely to know damaging, embarrassing or unflattering information about the company—and might be willing to use it to bolster a case. It’s not all bad news, however. Sometimes it’s easier to deal with an HR claimant.
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Alcoholism and the ADA

October 10, 2006
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Employers should note that in order for a protected disability to exist, the plaintiff must address the specific condition which affords protection under the ADA and is the basis for the employer’s alleged violation of that law.
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Epileptic Truck Driver Entitled to ADA Accommodation

August 1, 2006
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Employers are advised to always consider reasonable accommodations that may permit the continued employment of protected disabled employees.
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Pot-Smoking Employee Need Not Be Accommodated

July 1, 2006
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Employers are cautioned that the medical use of marijuana will continue to be a contentious issue affecting employment policies and practices so long as federal and state laws continue to be in conflict.
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Proper Fit Is Key For Workers with Adult ADHD

July 1, 2006
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Once considered a mental disorder affecting only children, psychiatrists now consider attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to be a lifelong condition. Awareness of the disorder will help employers tap into the talent associated with ADHD while avoiding the pitfalls.
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Employee's Return From Medical Leave Denied

May 2, 2006
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An ultrasound technician was unable to secure medical releases, either from her own or her employer’s doctors, and the company terminated her on the grounds that she was unable to do the job. The technician filed suit, alleging retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim and violation of the FMLA.
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Tech Tools for Older Workers

November 23, 2005
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The new technologies are designed to improve computer accessibility for those with age-related disabilities and other physical limitations.
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Tech Tools for Older Workers

November 23, 2005
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The new technologies are designed to improve computer accessibility for those with age-related disabilities and other physical limitations.
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