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Mindy Chapman, Esq., Mindy Chapman & Associates

You’ve heard the expression “the world’s going to the dogs.” Well, that just became truer than ever. The U.S. Department of Justice recently revised the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules on when service animals are allowed in shops, restaurants and other public-access buildings. And the DOJ has clarified that service animals that provide help for psychiatric impairments are covered under the ADA …

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You’ve heard the expression “the world’s going to the dogs.” Well, that just became truer than ever. The U.S. Department of Justice recently revised the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules on when service animals are allowed in shops, restaurants and other public-access buildings. And the DOJ has clarified that service animals that provide help for psychiatric impairments are covered under the ADA …

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Reductions in force (RIFs) are fertile ground for employee lawsuits to sprout up. But as this ruling last month shows, even when a company conducts a perfectly good RIF procedure, it can be torpedoed in court by a manager’s untimely comments …

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Ever wonder if your employees out on FMLA leave are really sitting on a beach sipping a drink with a little umbrella in it? If you think employees are violating your policies, what can you do? One court ruled last week that you can fire such an employee … but first make sure you have the right policies in place.

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Ever wonder if your employees out on FMLA leave are really sitting on a beach sipping a drink with a little umbrella in it? If you think employees are violating your policies, what can you do? One court ruled last week that you can fire such an employee … but first make sure you have the right policies in place.

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If you’re worried that an employee or ex-employee will break into your computer network and damage the company, a new court ruling give you new teeth to enforce your policy … and it gives employees something to think about before commit e-sabotage…

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If you’re worried that an employee or ex-employee will break into your computer network and damage the company, a new court ruling give you new teeth to enforce your policy … and it gives employees something to think about before commit e-sabotage…

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In the past few weeks, several Hollywood celebrities—including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Lovato—have publicly announced they suffer from bi-polar disorder, a mental illness defined by high and low mood swings. Even Charlie Sheen has dubbed himself “bi-winning.” But what if a bipolar employee exhibits threatening behavior—can you discipline the action, or must you accommodate the disability? Do anti-violence policies trump employee disability rights? Here what one court said this month …

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In the past few weeks, several Hollywood celebrities—including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Lovato—have publicly announced they suffer from bi-polar disorder, a mental illness defined by high and low mood swings. Even Charlie Sheen has dubbed himself “bi-winning.” But what if a bipolar employee exhibits threatening behavior—can you discipline the action, or must you accommodate the disability? Do anti-violence policies trump employee disability rights? Here what one court said this month …

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In the past few weeks, several Hollywood celebrities—including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Lovato—have publicly announced they suffer from bi-polar disorder, a mental illness defined by high and low mood swings. Even Charlie Sheen has dubbed himself “bi-winning.” But what if a bipolar employee exhibits threatening behavior—can you discipline the action, or must you accommodate the disability? Do anti-violence policies trump employee disability rights? Here what one court said this month …

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