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Coordinating Workers’ Comp, FMLA & ADA

When an employee is injured at work, employers recognize that they have to comply with workers’ compensation rules. However, many employers don’t realize that in addition to workers’ compensation, other laws, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may also come into

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ADA Accommodations – Title I

Title I of ADA prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against individuals with disabilities with respect to hiring, promotion, discharge, training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. With respect to an individual, the ADA defines a disability as (A) a physical or

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Training Requirements

In addition to your general employee training, there may be specific training obligations that are mandatory at a state, county, and/or federal level. Let’s look at what some of those required training programs might be. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training – Because of the

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Personal Liability in Employment

Personal liability is when a civil action is brought against a person in an individual capacity. For employment concerns, an owner, supervisor or manager, or someone in a decision-making capacity, can be sued personally in addition to or in place of the company. This means their personal

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Nobody’s Right If Everybody’s Wrong

In a recent discussion with a labor attorney I heard a remark that really caught my attention. “You cannot mediate a workplace issue when both participants are wrong.” I find broad generalizations about mediation are an opportunity to learn, or to teach. So, I asked about the

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