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Ruling: Plan Documents Govern Discretion to Deny Claims

9th Circuit says plan document, not just summary plan description, is authoritative

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May 8, 2015

Ruling: Plan Documents Govern Discretion to Deny Claims

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May 5, 2015

 

ADA and Burger King?!? Has someone been eating too many Whoppers? No. But I did spend a 20 minute Uber ride yesterday sucking down mustard packets.

April 27, 2015
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Workers with Autism: Using Strengths and Accommodating Limitations

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April 23, 2015
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March 26, 2015
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Did you know one out of six people has some type of disability? That makes one billion people with disabilities worldwide, according to the World Health Organization in 2013. With that in mind, has your company implemented ways to become more disability-friendly? There are many opportunities to make a work environment accessible for people with disabilities.

March 16, 2015
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How has assistive technology changed disability employment? One word comes to mind: dramatically! Assistive technology has forever changed the employment possibilities for people with disabilities. Many new gadgets and applications make employment possible for people with disabilities, when it wasn’t conceivable before.

February 26, 2015
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Textual Feelings in the Workplace

By Donald D. Gamburg  © 2015 Ogletree Deakins  2/9/2015

February 11, 2015

 

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Increase Responses to Disability Self-Identification Form

By Allen Smith  2/5/2015

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February 9, 2015

 

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Flexwork Policies on the Rise, Participation Lagging

By Roy Maurer  1/30/2015

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January 30, 2015

Also known as the Friday and Monday Leave Act, these are just a few names affectionately (not) given to the acronym for the Family and Medical Leave Act. Know some others? Click here to share and I'll publish them in next month's newsletter.  

June 16, 2014

Let me tell you about a teacher in South Dakota. In 2010, she received a letter communicating concerns about her performance. Subsequent evaluations of the teacher's classes noted several deficiencies. So, the school placed the teacher on a performance improvement plan.

It was right around this time that the teacher met with a physician's assistant, who diagnosed the teacher with "anxiety and depression, likely stemming from her concerns about possibly getting fired."

October 8, 2013
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Online applications, screening assessments, difficult commutes and even employer bias are among the challenges that prevent disabled people from landing or keeping jobs, said participants in a recent online dialogue hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Sixty people weighed in during the Sept. 9-10, 2013, dialogue, which the department hosted to help the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) shape future policies on assisting the disabled in finding work.

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September 26, 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its final rules to improve job opportunities with federal contractors for people with disabilities and for protected veterans. Its final rule for people with disabilities, more controversial than the one for veterans, eliminated or made more flexible several of the proposed rule’s requirements. The OFCCP issued the final rules on Aug. 27, 2013.

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September 4, 2013
That George Costanza was definitely on to something.
 
A federal court in Virginia (here) recently denied an employer's attempt to dismiss the complaint of a former employee who claimed that his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act were violated when his employer failed to accommodate him by waking him when he fell asleep on the job.
 
August 14, 2013

Unquestionably, when it come to tackling the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the biggest issues affecting the workplace and accommodating disabled employees is providing leave as a reasonable accommodation. Anecdotally, a question that plagues most employers is just how much leave is enough?

We know that an indefinite leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation. But, what about when an employee takes one leave, after another, after another.

When is enough enough?

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April 24, 2013

One summer while I was in high school, I worked as a counselor at an Easter Seals camp for disabled adults.  Going to this camp genuinely changed my perspective on life!  I entered the camp a bit freaked out honestly.  Everyone around me was vastly different that me, and what I was “used to.”  People in wheelchairs.  People who couldn’t speak clearly.  People who couldn’t feed themselves, or pretty much care for themselves on their own.
 

March 22, 2013

Building a strong employer brand is the first step in recruiting employees with a disability, Laura Wilhelm pointed out during the Feb. 13, 2013, webinar “Best Practices in Disability Recruiting.”

Think Beyond the Label.com (TBTL) hosted the hourlong webinar, moderated by Brazen Careerist, that showcased tips on how organizations can find highly skilled, college-educated professionals who have disabilities.

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March 14, 2013
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  3. That other kind of yoga
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I have three kids three and under. Like I have time on the weekend to come up with 172 anythings...let alone something requiring a scintilla of creativity, save channeling my inner Andy Warhol at the children's museum yesterday -- 4 likes on Facebook for the uncensored version, yo.

October 25, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

The proportion of employees in the U.S. who work predominantly from home or another remote location has, over the last decade, more than tripled in many industries, while nearly doubling nationwide among all full-time workers, according to a 2012 report by The Conference Board, a not-for-profit business membership and research association.

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July 27, 2012