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In this section you will find resources specific to policies and practices to assist you in reducing the extent and the severity of work-related injuries and illnesses including whether or not they are regulated by government standards.
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Got Milk? How Employee’s Lifting Limitation Can Prove a Disability

mindychapmanWho’s considered “disabled” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Ever since the passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) a few years ago, the better question has been “Who isn’t?” The new law eased the definition of disability, allowing many more employees to earn accommodations at work. In this new case, a court has ruled that an employee may be protected if she can’t pick up something as light as a gallon of milk …

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What Employers Can Learn From California Paid Family Leave

healthcareLeaves That Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences With Paid Family Leave in California
As family and work patterns have shifted over recent decades, the demand for time off from work to address family needs has grown rapidly. Women—and increasingly men as well—often find themselves caught between the competing pressures of paid work and family responsibilities, especially when they become parents, or when serious illness strikes a family member.

 

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Last Year, 54 Million Americans Received Free Preventive Services Thanks to Health Care Reform

kathleensebeliusEach day, more and more Americans are taking advantage of the new free preventive services provided through the health care law. People of all ages can now get the preventive services they need, like mammograms and the new Annual Wellness Visit, free of charge. With more people taking advantage of these benefits, more lives can be saved, and costly, and often burdensome, chronic diseases can be prevented or caught earlier.

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Health Insurance: Group Vs. Health

kurtruschA client had the opportunity to participate in a group plan through their employer but was somewhat distressed (shocked, actually) at the cost. I asked if they had ever sought out comparative rates in the individual market. Their immediate response was the assumption that group health insurance was less expensive.

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Financial Literacy Education

williamcoffeyRetirement decisions affect how we will live for the last third of our life. A firm foundation in reading and mathematics is essential for providing us with the tools that we need to make sound financial decisions later.

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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