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Workers' Compensation Savings Strategies

September 18, 2003
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Eric Oxfeld, of a Washington, D.C. foundation, says that "Preventing claims is always the most effective strategy."
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Unreasonable Accomodation

July 31, 2003
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Some courts say employers should favor disabled employees over more qualified coworkers. If they do so, trouble will surely follow.
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Nasty Business

June 28, 2003
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UnumProvident is defending itself against suits by angry workers whose benefits were terminated or rejected. Plaintiffs' attorneys argue that the terminations of benefits are designed to boost company profits. At first, the plaintiffs were just individual policyholders. But now, lawyers are bringing the fight to employers whose workers are covered by UnumProvident group policies.
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Courts Debate Rehiring Substance Abusers

May 2, 2003
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The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically excludes drug users from coverage. But can recovered addicts be considered disabled? That's what the Supreme Court will decide.
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The Benefits of Post-Job-Offer Medical Exams

September 3, 2002
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A well-designed pre-placement physical examination program will mean fewer injuries and accidents and, in the long run, save your company money.
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Think Twice- Disabling Some Old Stereotypes

August 13, 2002
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Employees with disabilities have above-average records in job performance, attendance, and safety.
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Better Interviews for People with Disabilities

August 7, 2002
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People with disabilities surveyed by the National Center for Disability Services said that they were frustrated by the interviewing process. Here's how HR can make interviewing more successful--for everyone.
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How HR Can Help Workers with Disabilities

August 7, 2002
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Most people with disabilities say supportive co-workers and supervisors make all the difference.
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Information on Blindness and Low Vision

August 7, 2002
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A list of online government agencies, private consultants, and non-profits.
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