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Must HR Diagnose Mental Disabilities

October 1, 1997
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New EEOC guidelines help define mental disabilities and clarify the employer's role in accommodating mentally disabled workers.
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When an Employee's Mental Condition Requires Medication

October 1, 1997
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Some HR managers who have an employee with a psychiatric disability have made compliance with medication a condition of continuing employment. Most experts agree in the field caution that approach.
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Insuring Genetic Protection

July 1, 1997
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One of the most contentious areas of genetic testing promises to center on insurance.
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Genetic Testing Put Policies in Place

July 1, 1997
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As HR professionals grapple with an array of legal, ethical and cultural issues related to genetic testing, many also find themselves pondering in what ways genetic testing fits into the benefits package.
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Genetic Testing Should You Be Afraid It's No Joke

July 1, 1997
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As scientists map the genetic structure of the human body, the effects are rippling through the workplace. HR must understand the ramifications in order to make prudent decisions.
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Domestic Partner Benefits San Francisco States Its Case

June 1, 1997
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An outline of the mandate provided by the City of San Francisco explaining what the law is intended—and not intended—to do.
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San Francisco's Mandate Forces Domestic-partner Benefits Mainstream

June 1, 1997
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A new San Francisco law requires city contractors to offer employees domestic-partner benefits -- and has stirred up a wind of change that's blowing across the country.
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Are You Sure You Don't Discriminate

May 1, 1997
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Some employees haven't changed their attitudes; they've just gotten smarter about voicing their prejudices. Instead of blatant derogatory remarks they use "code words." This type of language can create a hostile environment. Advice on preventing such clai
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Don't Make Texaco's $175 Million Mistake

March 1, 1997
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The recent Texaco debacle involving secret tapes and the prejudiced attitudes of high-ranking officials brought discrimination problems, once again, to the forefront of our minds. This investigative report reveals that discrimination is still widespread a
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New EEOC Guidelines Affect ADA Handling

February 1, 1997
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance on the interaction between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state workers' compensation laws. The new guidance touches a number of employment issues.
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