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What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits?

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There are some different avenues of financial support should you sustain an injury that disables you from performing normal duties at your job. Some programs designed to assist injured workers include state disability benefits, worker’s compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). You may be confused about which applies for your particular situation; read the…..Read More »

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What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Human Resources Department?

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In many companies, the Human Resources (HR) department may not garner much respect. Perceptions about HR may include feelings that HR is useless or is staffed with rule-obsessed nitpickers. The reality is that HR performs a vital role in helping the employer ensure compliance with workplace regulations applicable to the business. If you are a…..Read More »

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Working with Cancer: What Are Your Rights?

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Cancer is serious business. Even when cancer treatment successfully halts the disease, the recovery process can take months or years. In the meantime, cancer patients may have difficulty maintaining a normal lifestyle. The burdens of coping with cancer and/or cancer recovery may impact day-to-day activities, including work. It’s not uncommon for employees undergoing cancer treatment…..Read More »

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What Is Maternity Leave?

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For any parent, the arrival of a new child means a significant change in daily routine, possibly at work as well as at home. A lot of new parents are forced to rearrange work schedules to accommodate the new or expanded role as caregiver. This may include taking a temporary leave from the workplace, which…..Read More »

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How Do You Prove Race Discrimination?

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While the hope is that our society will eventually advance beyond all forms of prejudicial treatment, the truth is that discrimination is alive and well. Racial discrimination remains a significant problem, especially in the workplace. Unfortunately, people are still being denied employment, job promotions, and workplace benefits based on race.  Although race discrimination in the…..Read More »

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When Do You Have to Inform Your Employer About Your Disability?

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For individuals suffering from physical or mental disability, maintaining employment and reaching full potential can be challenging. Employers and coworkers may be apathetic about the unique problems that disabled employees have in the workplace. Disabled employees may even face accusations that they are exaggerating their issues to evade job responsibilities. Because disclosing a disability risks…..Read More »

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What Makes a Workplace ADA-Compliant?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (signed in 1990, amended in 2008) is an important piece of legislation with far-reaching implications for employers and employees alike. There is no doubt that it has played—and continues to play—a fundamental role in protecting the rights of disabled persons who have traditionally been disfavored by the employment market. Under…..Read More »

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Should Religion Be an Excuse for Carrying Daggers?

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides employees with a generous array of protections when it comes to religious expression and observance in the office. It forbids harassment or discrimination based on religion, such as denial of promotions. It also requires employers to ensure that “reasonable accommodations” are made with respect to…..Read More »

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What Is Meant by “Reasonable Accommodations” for Employees?

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One of the crucial elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the requirement it imposes on employers to provide workers with “reasonable accommodations” for mental or physical disability. This means that companies may need to make modifications to the work environment and/or employee responsibilities for employees who have one or more medical conditions…..Read More »

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Workplace Rights You Think You Have—But You Don’t

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As a nation, Americans love to talk about their right to do just about whatever they please. We go where we want to go, say what we want to say, wear what we want to wear—and anyone who contradicts us on this topic is likely to receive an earful. It’s only natural to assume that…..Read More »

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