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Indiana Ruling Halts Caregiver Choices Based On Race

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Certified nursing assistant Brenda Chaney was on duty in an Indiana nursing home one day when she discovered a patient lying on the floor, unable to stand. But Chaney couldn't help the woman up. She had to search for a white aide because the woman had left instructions. . . ....

APPEALS COURT MUST REVERSE RULING ALLOWING USE OF RACE

A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to hear and reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel upholding the right of the University of Texas at Austin to deny admission to two Texas coeds because of their race. Mountain States Legal...

Employers Should Anticipate and Plan for Discussions About Race in the Workplace

In President Obama’s remarks about the Zimmerman case and race relations in America, he advocated for a national discussion about race. He felt this national discussion should not be convened by politicians, but at the local level and within religious congregations, community organizations, and...

Obesity in the Workforce – An Expanding Problem

American waistlines are expanding, with the adult obesity rate estimated by some to be as high as 40%. The obesity rate in the workforce has historically been lower than that of the general population, but this too is on the increase. Obese workers reportedly have more occupational limitations, more...

The Evolving Risk of Firefighter Cancer: Toxic New Building Materials and Racial Disparities in Developing Cancer

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Firefighters are a breed apart. From the 9/11 first responders who disappeared into the World...

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