Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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    First detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a respiratory virus that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization has declared a "public health emergency of international concern." As of January 30, 2020, there have been approximately 8,100 confirmed cases...
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    Outbreaks of influenza and other viruses aren't unusual during the winter months. Once in a while, a particularly virulent viral strain captures the headlines. Such villains include the "Spanish flu" of 1918, SARS in 2002 and 2003, and H1N1 (the "swine flu") in 2009. Now, the coronavirus is grabbing public attention and causing widespread...
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    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Act covers all private employers with 15 or more employees, as well as state and local governments regardless of the number of employees. The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which was signed into law...

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Act covers all private employers with 15 or more employees, as well as state and local governments regardless of the number of employees. The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which was signed into law in...

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    The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and the new ADAAA regulations that went into effect last year place a renewed focus on the essential functions of a job -- and that puts your job descriptions in the spotlight. Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and...
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    HR Quick Quiz: An employee slips and falls at work. You know that workers' comp applies. And as his rehabilitation continues, you start trying to figure out when FMLA/CFRA kick in -- or maybe they already have. And when the employee calls you and asks for a reasonable accommodation to return to work, ADA and FEHA are added to the already...
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    It happens all the time – a problem when various leave laws and workers’ comp rules overlap. Case I: An Illinois maintenance technician who suffered from depression took family and medical leave for treatment. He used up his leave time before he was released from the treatment center, so his employer terminated him. The employee...
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    If done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. But poorly written job descriptions can wreak workplace havoc, instill confusion, and leave employers exposed to devastating lawsuits. And recent updates to the ADA Amendments Act have...
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    Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. But writing job descriptions that comply with federal laws like the ADA, the ADEA, and the FLSA can be tricky. In an effort to word things clearly, you actually could be violating the very...
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    Last year, there were 1.6 million new cancer cases in the United States, plus an additional 2 million nonmelanoma skin cancer diagnoses. And with these numbers set to rise, it's safe to say you will have an employee, or an employee's family member, fighting this dreaded disease. If the situation weren't difficult enough on a personal level, HR...
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