Week of July 13, 2017
(Answers Next Week)
Day in and day out, we get more questions about disability discrimination and accommodation than any other law.   We developed a quiz to alert you to some of the tougher ADA issues. Answers will be included in next week's iBrief™.

(Questions developed by Pautsch Spognardi & Baiocchi Legal Group, LLP)
What the London High-Rise Fire Disaster Teaches Us

We all were shocked when we saw the pictures of the fire in Grenfell Tower, the London high-rise, and we were even more shocked when the number of casualties was published.

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Into the Future of Hospitality with EHL's Achim Schmitt

Recently, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) launched a new MBA program created to help further the careers of hospitality professionals. The program is focused on providing leading academic and practical elements delivered primarily via distance learning...

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In-Room Fitness Delivers New Level of Guest Comfort

Hotel companies such as Hilton, Wyndham and Kimpton have ventured into the world of in-room fitness to provide wellness options for every type of guest at every comfort level.

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A National Crisis:  CDC Reports Prescriptions For Opioids Have Tripled Since 1999

Although there has been a gradual drop in prescriptions for opioids in the United States since 2010, the number of prescriptions written for painkillers is three times as high as it was in 1999, according to a new government report.

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Traditional Medicare Rates Anchor Physician Reimbursement in Medicare Advantage Market, Study Finds

The rates physicians are reimbursed under traditional Medicare "act as a strong anchor" for reimbursement in the Medicare Advantage market, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

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Crowdsourced Health Data Not Representative Of US Population

Crowdsourced health data may be generalized to adults ages 40 to 59, but investigators studying younger and older groups, minorities and those with less education should be cautious, researchers advise.

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Microsoft Ups Ante On Paid Leave Benefits:  Will Other Firms Follow Its Lead?

An increasing number of companies are offering generous paid parental leave benefits to employees, and Microsoft is certainly no exception. But the tech giant recently made headlines when it unveiled a different type of paid leave benefit.

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83% of Employees Want and Would Fully Pay For Voluntary Benefits

The survey continues to suggest what other studies have also shown: that voluntary benefits are a win-win for employers and workers.

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5 Things Every CEO Needs to Know About HR

In the past century, Human Resources has evolved from "Welfare Officer" and "Labor Manager" to the modern HR role, often known as "Chief People Officer" or "VP of People."

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Getting Employee Buy-In When Change Is On the Horizon

Change can be scary. People relate to what's familiar and comfortable. But change is inevitable and in business, it's essential.

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