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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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Working with PEOs: Do you know the risks?

JillSTOPPARDPEO’s (Professional Employer Organizations) comprise a nearly $10 billion industry in the United States. These companies provide valuable services to clients who want to leverage a 3rdparty employer to handle the statutory employer responsibilities as a co-employer of their workers.

 

Read more: Working with PEOs: Do you know the risks?

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Disasters: Small Businesses Should Take Steps to Be Prepared Now - Tips

karengordonSometimes disasters strike without warning, such as earthquakes, including the one millions of Americans felt today on the East Coast.  Other times, we have a few days to prepare, like we have right now with Hurricane Irene approaching the Carolinas.  In the case of any natural or man-made disaster, small business owners should have a disaster preparedness plan in place and ready to go.

Read more: Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Disasters: Small Businesses Should Take Steps to Be Prepared...

Can an employer insist on regular attendance without violating the ADA? Maybe.

robinsheaWoody Allen once said, "80 percent of success is showing up." So true, so true!

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit* came out recently with a great decision on when "showing up" -- also known as "attendance" -- is an essential function of the job, and when an employer can terminate an employee for poor attendance even if the absences are caused by a "disability" within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read more: Can an employer insist on regular attendance without violating the ADA? Maybe.

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 …

Read more: Got Milk? How Employee’s Lifting Limitation Can Prove a Disability

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.

 

Read more: What Employers Can Learn From California Paid Family Leave

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US investment in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2010 was nine times more than US investment in China during the same period. US investment in the UK was more than seven times more, and in Ireland nearly three times more, than in China. (Source: Transatlantic Economy 2011

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