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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 1 Nov 2018

Accommodations May Be Needed for Hearing-Impaired Job Applicants and Employees

I understand that employers may be required to offer reasonable accommodations to hearing-impaired applicants and employees. When are

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2018

April 1 Marks a Compliance Change: Are Your Plans' Disability Claims Ready?

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations that add to the existing requirements for disability benefits claims. The regulations add

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2018

Interplay of FMLA and ADA Precludes Employers from Automatically Terminating Employees at End of FMLA Leave

Can my company fire an employee once the person has exhausted his or her FMLA leave entitlement? A: Many employers are surprised to learn that they

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2017

When is Enough, Enough? Limiting Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA

How long does an employer have to accommodate an employee’s disability in the form of a leave of absence? The law in most jurisdictions is

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2016

Is Obesity an ADA Disability?

Given that almost one-third of the U.S. population is considered obese, many employers are struggling with whether to provide accommodations for

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2016

Getting Personal: When Medical Leave Questions Cross the Line

Q: An employee is asking to take medical leave. What sort of questions am I allowed to ask her? A: Ask any HR generalist, and they will tell you that

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2016

The Travails of the Telecommuting Accommodation

An employee has asked to work from home because of his disability. Do I have to provide him with that option? With technology making it easier than

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 4 May 2016

Do no-damage-for-delay clauses bar acceleration claims?

Time is money in construction, and project delays can cause contractors to incur substantial additional costs. To avoid responsibility for paying

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2012

New ADA Standards for Accessible Design will strongly affect owners and developers of real estate

On March 15, 2012, the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design went into effect.

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2012

New ADA standards for accessible design will strongly affect affordable-housing providers

On March 15, 2012, the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design went into effect.

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