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ADA
EEOC settles suit with New York Con Ed for $800,000

New York City and Westchester County’s electricity and gas utility, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc., will pay $800,000 to resolve a disability discrimination suit under the ADA. 1,986 more words

The pay gap...

Does the pay gap exist? Yes. However, there are many places of employment it does not exist by their own design. And, there are many women who negotiated well to get their pay. 1,325 more words

Life

Maybe Ask This Next Time Somebody Accuses You of Malingering

When (for example) a wealthy white businessman ignores, or denies, or is perhaps merely unaware of the role that Luck played in his accomplishments, plugging the resultant gap with such virtues as hard work, perseverance, possibly an imagined genetic superiority, education, good character, etc., he is doing something that is very much like what a malingerer does. 438 more words

Opinions

FMLA employer incentives included in Senate tax bill

The Senate’s new tax reform plan includes incentives for employers who offer paid leave to their employees.  The provisions are similar those set forth in U.S. 117 more words

FMLA

The Results Are In

The poll located on the right side of the blog page was created to see how readers feel about work / life balance. The question was: Do you think U.S. 433 more words

Work-life Balance

A Better Way To Handle The Malingering Problem

Here are my current thoughts on what I see as a much better way to at least handle the malingering problem. I wish I could say I think it could solve it entirely, but that’s probably not realistic. 353 more words

Opinions

International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the ADA: The Legal Side of Psychological Wellbeing at Work

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”. Transforming workplaces so that they foster resilience among all employees is a worthy goal – one that both MINES and I share with real passion. 532 more words