"Misconduct" is a word that terminated employees dread hearing. Reason: Being fired for misconduct typically means that an employee will have a tough time collecting unemployment insurance benefits. But what amounts to misconduct and what doesn't is not black and white.
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There could be a time when you question an employee's relationship with an individual with disabilities in making benefits and other employment-related decisions, such as whether you need to provide more benefits or if you can grant time off. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addressed those questions by releasing a Q&A-style document about a little-known provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) known as the “association provision.”
Look once: You fulfilled your obligation to inform employees and their beneficiaries of their COBRA rights triggered by a qualifying event, such as termination. Look twice: Do you provide another notice if a beneficiary informs you of a second triggering event? You might have thought you didn't have to, but look again.