United Settlement Pays $1 Million to Disabled Workers

United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involving the rights of disabled workers. In the case, the EEOC alleged that United failed to provide fair accommodations for workers who were unable to perform the duties of their current position due to disabilities.


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Antipsychotic Overuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients should never be prescribed a medication out of convenience, especially ones with great risks, like a psychotropic. However, a recent study performed by University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust found that seniors are getting prescribed more psychiatric medications than necessary, and non-medication approaches are often being ignored.


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Don’t Fall Into the No Vacation Trap

When’s the last time you took a vacation? If you’re like many American workers, you can’t remember. In 2013, American employees failed to take 4.9 of their allotted vacation days on average. Among those who did take all or part of their vacation time, 61% planned to work while they were out of the office.


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Bill Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes

Illinois recently passed legislation to allow nursing home cameras for video and audio monitoring to ensure the safe and humane treatment of residents. The bill is awaiting a decision from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.


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Upping the Ante on Parental Leave

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, recently announced that parents working for Virgin Management will begin receiving up to one year of paid parental leave after the birth of a child, at up to 100% of their base salary. This policy offers new parents – especially fathers – substantially more than any other leave policy […]


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Work Life Balance: A Forgotten Concept?

Two years ago, a Goldman Sachs summer intern was found unconscious in the shower after working a grueling 72-hour shift at the company’s London office. Excessive sleep deprivation, caused by a pattern of all-nighters at the bank, led to an epileptic seizure that took the young intern’s life. This tragedy caused Goldman Sachs – a […]


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Racist Texts Cost AT&T Executive His Job

An AT&T executive was fired recently after an employee accused him of keeping and sending racist images on his work phone. The offensive images came into the spotlight when Knoyme King, a 30-year employee at AT&T, filed a lawsuit against Aaron Slator and other company executives, accusing them of years of discrimination on the basis […]


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