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Regular and Dependable Attendance Is an Essential Job Function for a Nurse

[04/17/12]

Posted on April 17, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Dealing with an employee’s poor attendance is one of the bigger headaches for management, especially in health care where a crucial employee’s unplanned absence could mean the difference between life and death for a patient.  But the FMLA and the ADA add layers of complexity and uncertainty for employers in striking a balance between... READ MORE

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Employee who fails to return from FMLA can be fired, but …

[04/10/12]

Posted on April 10, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Employers frustrated by employees who fail to report to work after their FMLA benefits have expired may be in luck!  Earlier this year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held that an employer may terminate an employee who fails to report to work on his return-to-work date. READ MORE

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Disability Law Remains Uncertain as the Anniversary of the ADAAA Regulations Approaches

[03/07/12]

Posted on March 7, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jennifer H. Gonzalez

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the ADAAA regulations, we have caught only a glimpse of the true effect of these legal changes. We have seen a string of multi-million dollar settlements from the EEOC involving class disability claims, culminating in Verizon’s payout of $20 million for an allegedly “illegal” and “inflexible” no-fault... READ MORE

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