Human Resources News & Insights

Employee fakes cancer to get leave: How vigilant manager stopped the abuse

When an employee requests time off because of something as serious as a cancer diagnosis, 99% of the time the person will be telling the truth about their situation. But as a recent case shows, if a manager has even an inkling that something’s amiss, it pays to take a closer look.

Everything HR needs to know about new ADA guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just unleashed over 40 pages of revised guidance on a handful of disabilities that many HR pros deal with regularly. In case you don’t have time to slog your way through it all, here’s an extensive overview.

When ADA accommodations go too far

These employees wanted very specific accommodations for their disabilities, and when they didn’t get them, they sued. Here’s why their companies came out on top.

Cancer in remission still a disability, court rules

Want to know how courts are going to handle Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits from here on in? A recent case out of Texas provides a clue.

Smoking bans and employee weight gain linked, study says

Programs that encourage workers to quit smoking are great. But there’s one problem employers need to keep in mind.

Reducing employees’ cancer risk

There’s no other employee health threat that costs organizations more – in both financial and human terms – than cancer.

She called herself ‘fit as a fiddle’ — so how could she sue for disability discrimination?

A recent court case highlights one of the lesser-known prongs of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Avoiding the mistakes that kill HSAs

Health Savings Accounts haven’t had the impact many had hoped for. Some of the failures have to do with how companies tried to implement the programs.