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Don’t hesitate to call your disability carrier

Have you hesitated to call your disability carrier for help with an employee’s stay-at-work accommodation? We get it. As a human resources professional, you barely have any time to spare for a phone call. But helping an employee who may be struggling at work with a medical condition can help with your organization’s productivity. Here […]

Flu season already? 3 tips to avoiding and fighting the flu

“Flu Shots Available.” These signs are already popping up in pharmacies and drug stores around the country. The flu, or influenza, costs organizations approximately $10.4 billion yearly in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Yes, flu season will soon be upon us again, and seeing how costly it can be, now is the best time to get your employees prepared for a healthier and productive year. Here are three suggested steps from the CDC to help your employees prevent and fight the flu :

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4 key takeaways from the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employers with 15 employees or more. However, some state laws could apply to even smaller employers. Understanding the ADA can be difficult, especially after it was significantly amended effective Jan. 1, 2009. A lot of information is covered. Not surprisingly there is more to know than can fit in this blog post! But after I looked over some of the recently released regulations, I did spot some key takeaways and thought I’d share them here.

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