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Ruder, Robert – School Business Affairs, 2013
Today's school administrators may find valuable lessons in the famous Abbott and Costello "Who's on First" slapstick shtick as they consider the significant legal, personnel, and public relations issues that may arise should they take serious action, such as the termination of a tenured employee. The key is to know where the players are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Administration, Principals, Interprofessional Relationship
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Boushey, Heather – Future of Children, 2011
The foundations of the major federal policies that govern today's workplace were put in place during the 1930s, when most families had a stay-at-home caregiver who could tend to the needs of children, the aged, and the sick. Seven decades later, many of the nation's workplace policies are in need of major updates to reflect the realities of the…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Government Role, Public Policy, Working Hours
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Lehmann, Ilana; Crimando, William – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2008
Although some writers have suggested that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), contrary to its intent, was responsible for a decline in employment for persons with disabilities, there is little strong empirical support for such an assertion. This study is an attempt to demonstrate that, in fact, the dismal labor market experience following…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Labor Market, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Beretz, Elaine M. – Academe, 2003
Is fighting a serious illness or recovering from a major injury mutually exclusive with being a professor? Trends in academic employment and societal attitudes toward disability answer that question with a resounding yes. This disturbing state of affairs will continue until people develop ways to accommodate the "hidden" disability of…
Descriptors: Injuries, College Faculty, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Chronic Illness
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Hunsicker Jr., J. Freedley – Journal of Law and Education, 2000
A management perspective of major issues in higher education labor law in the 1990s addresses: sexual harassment; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; diversity on campus, elimination of mandatory retirement for faculty; development of contingent work force; and unionization of residents, interns, and graduate assistants. Predicts alternatives to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Trends, Feminism
Flygare, Thomas J. – 1994
This pamphlet explores how universities must integrate the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) with existing institutional leave policies and how universities can harmonize the requirements of the FMLA with other federal mandates, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). First, basic FMLA concepts are discussed, including…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility
Juengart, Laurie S. – 1994
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are two major pieces of social legislation that impact private and public employers, including school districts. Public school employers must have thorough awareness of the legal requirements of both laws and must analyze the ways in which those requirements…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ryan, Katherine C. – CUPA Journal, 1997
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are emerging as an efficient way to address employee rights, particularly in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Well-managed EAPs help maintain a healthy, motivated, productive workforce, show effort to provide reasonable accommodation of employee needs, and may…
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Administration, Employee Assistance Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)