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Donating and sharing paid time off

Hurricane Sandy highlighted the role of programs that allow employees to donate the value of their unused paid time off (PTO) from work or share it with fellow employees. Following are the main types of programs and their tax treatment.

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People with disabilities prove value in workforce, expert says

Life’s Work of Western PA’s CEO Everett McElveen (left) and speaker Dana LaMon share a laugh Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012 before LaMon, a retired administrative law judge and professional speaker gave his address at an event hosted by Life’sWork of Western PA at the Rivers Casino on the North Side to raise awareness and educate employers on the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

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BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Bullying and harassment in one form or other are unfortunately common occurrences in today’s workplace. Despite this, the legal remedies are often ineffective unless you can prove that you are being unlawfully discriminated against or have suffered psychiatric injury.

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Employment discrimination in the US and UK – more similar than we think?

US employment law is often thought of as less restrictive than its UK equivalent. In fact, US law on discrimination is very similar to the European model, and many UK protections from discrimination have been modelled on their US counterparts.

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Ergonomics in the Workplace Checklist: 8 Office Ergonomic Tips for People Working from Home

Work may be a fact of life for the majority of us, but there is no reason that anyone needs to be uncomfortable while at work. People in careers such as internet marketing, who spend such a large portion of their days at the computer, can be particularly at risk for certain types of muscle pain and strains. There are some ways for workers to make their offices more ergonomically friendly.

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Workplace bullying: Violence, Harassment and Bullying Fact sheet

f you are being bullied at work and need support, you can read this factsheet and go to the Get Help section. If you know or see someone being bullied you can go to the Supportive Bystander FactSheet to find out how to help them.

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How to Deal with Coworkers that Bug You

Let’s not beat around the bush. Coworkers can get on your nerves worse than your friends or family can. This is partially because you have to refrain from responding to them the way you might respond to people outside your workplace. In some cases, you even have to be overly nice to them. With a few tips and tricks, you can not only learn to deal with coworkers that bug you, but even entertain yourself with them as well!

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Employment Solicitor Laura-Jane Fowler on disability and disability discrimination in the workplace

REPOST ARTICLE SOURCE: http://www.lyonsdavidson.co.uk/news/4134/employment-solicitor-laura-jane-fowler-on-disability-and-disability-discrimination-in-the-workplace Most employers are aware that discrimination against disabled people in the workplace is not permitted but, unlike other characteristics protected by the equality legislation (such as race or sex), disability can be less identifiable, which can lead to the question: what is a disability, anyway? The starting place for any answer [...]

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