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Disability

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When Companies Must Pay For Sick Time

Is your company legally obligated to give you time off for medical treatment?

12/16/2013

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Encouraging Employees To Lose Weight

There is no law that specifically protects people against their employer’s job decisions based on their excess weight.

12/14/2012

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The Impact Of Depression

According to research from the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is the leading cause of non-fatal disability among people 15 to 44, and nothing else is even close.

11/14/2012

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Defining A Service Animal

Though not defined as service animals, businesses must accommodate the use of miniature horses provided they are housebroken and the animal’s task is directly related to the individual’s disability, like pulling a wheelchair.

05/08/2012

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Smokers Are More Likely To Suffer Serious Workplace Injury

Researchers have found that people who smoke are more likely than those who don’t to have a workplace injury that results in a loss of activity.

03/29/2012

Emotion High Over New Jersey Plan To Close Disability Home

Vito Colletti fears the state’s plans to close the Vineland Developmental Center by 2013 will happen, pushing his autistic daughter out of a place that he thought she could live for the rest of her life.

06/19/2011

Caring About Caregivers

One of the things that we do not do very well in medicine is take care of the caregivers.

12/29/2010