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ADA interactive process: Back to basics

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed almost thirty years ago, was the first comprehensive federal law that addressed the needs of individuals with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in employment, communications, public services and public accommodations. Modeled in large part after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I of the ADA generally prohibited discrimination against employees with disabilities but also imposed additional obligations for employers to provide reasonable accommodations for their employees with disabilities.

Common benefits mistakes that can cost you

This article discusses four benefits mistakes that we see on a regular basis. They can be quite costly for employers, and sometimes it can be quite difficult and frustrating to identify when there is a problem. But with a little bit of guidance, you can spot a problem and make a game plan on how to respond.   

Electronic record retention reboot

More employers than ever are creating, maintaining and distributing personnel records electronically and getting rid of their paper documents and files. For some this is a daunting and difficult process, but for many others, having a paperless application and hiring process, online benefit enrollment system, and electronic time tracking system (and the list goes on and one), could not have come soon enough.