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Archive for January 2016

The Rights of Pregnant Workers

Most employment lawyers see pregnancy as a temporary disability. It can very often affect a woman’s ability to perform parts of her job, but only on a temporary basis, meaning that the accommodations she might require will be different than those required by someone with a long-term or permanent impairment. Still, very often the rights…

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The Americans With Disabilities Act: Facts & Myths

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, creating important protections for disabled people in the workplace and the everyday sphere. However, it is easy to assume that the law was a panacea for any problems that disabled people, especially workers, may have. In reality, misinformation abounds, and it is in the best…

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The Family Medical Leave Act

Most managers and bosses want the best for their employees. This includes incidents like serious accidents, but also with regard to illness and other factors that could keep an employee out of the office for some time. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to help workers handle serious, long-term health issues, while…

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Discrimination Against Temporary Employees

Sometimes, when your business is going through a busy period, you may consider hiring temporary employees (‘temps’). A temp is defined as someone who works for a company for a short period of time, such as during the holiday season or during a staff shortage, without being an official member of the company. Despite their…

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