The ADA protects 'alcoholism' as a disability, but there is a difference between alcoholism and being drunk at work, which the ADA absolutely does not protect.
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Once an employer becomes aware of the need for a reasonable accommodation, the ADA obligates it to engage in an interactive process with the employee to identify and implement appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Our industry -- healthcare -- is booming. We're seeing lots of new hospitals and clinics getting set to open, creating a demand for skilled and experienced employees. That has us a little worried about staff attrition. We expect to lose some people, but what are some practical steps we could implement to get out ahead of this issue? —A Little Nervous, assistant HR manager, health care, Singapore
Bevy of so-called solutions to curbing costs are caught in the crossfire as authors debunk such fixes as wellness plans and predictive modeling formulas.