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The ADA at 20 Years

To commemorate today’s 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island presided over the House. This was noteworthy because Langevin was the first quadriplegic elected to the House … and this was the first time that he had access to presiding from the rostrum, a chore that’s routine for…

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Is it getting crowded in here?

Yet another reason to be concerned about the collective expanding waistline of the workforce. According to a cool infographic and item entitled Size matters In Metropolis, a magazine about architecture and design, the average real estate of corporate cubicles is getting smaller while the average employee’s “footprint” is expanding. At its introduction in 1968, the…

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News briefs: mental health parity, telecommuting, social media & benefits, scam alerts & more

Mental health parity – Joanne Wojcik of Business Insurance reports that pending issuance of mental health parity rules, the Labor Department will establish “an enforcement safe harbor under which authorities will not take any enforcement actions against employers that divide outpatient mental health benefits into two sub-classifications — office visits and all other outpatient items…

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