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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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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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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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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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Life can be difficult for individuals who live with a physical or mental disability, and a large part of their struggle are the issues they face in securing and maintaining gainful employment. Many business owners resist hiring disabled applicants because of their belief that disabled individuals will not be able to successfully perform their duties……Read More »

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