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Section 5 - Employment Issues
Tools For Viewing
Let's Talk About It
Section 1 - Assistive Technology
Section 2 - Divorce Issues
Section 3 - Drugs/Medications
Section 4 - Checklist, Documents, Forms
Section 5 - Employment Issues
Section 6 - Estate Planning
Advanced Directives & DNR's
Section 7 - Caregiver Resources
Patient Quality of Life: Should Doctors Guess It?
Incontinence Care
Section 8 - Children Seriously Ill
Children of The Chronically Ill
Siblings of Children with Special Health Needs
Guides To Disability Issues
End Stage Hospital & Home Care
Child With A Serious Illness
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Camps-Special Needs Children
Children's Wish Foundations
Section 9 - For Kids
Section 10 - Family Resources
Section 11 - Patient Resources
Section 12 - Financial Aids
Section 13 - Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Section 14 - Legal
Section 15 - Long Term Care
Section 16 - Symptom Support
Section 17 - End of Life
Section 18 - Funeral Planning
Section 19 - After Death Occurs
Hospice FAQS
Symptom Support
Behavoir Strategies
Ill Person's Feelings
Caregiving & Family Harmony
Caregiver Grief ~Article
End of Life
Comforting A Dying Person
End Stages of Life
When Someone Dies
Funeral Planning
Bereavement Fares and Discounts
Common Bonds of Caregiving
Tips For Helping Your Friend
About me
Free Greeting Cards
Estate Planning Definition
Living & Other Trusts
Wills & Beneficiaries
State Laws On Wills
Conservator~Guardianship Definitions
Insurance Issues
Avoiding Probate
Prescription Drug Program I
Prescription Drug Cards II
Disability & SSDI Insurance Questions
Long Term Care Insurance
Employment Issues
Divorce Issues
State Laws-Statutes
Making A Personal File
Emergency Info Form
Emergency Planning
Health Care Surrogate
Forms, Checklist
Family Resources
Patient Resources
Rehab Tools-Assistive Tech. Categories
State Map-Ombudsman Program
NH Your Rights-Fact Sheets
Nursing Homes and Your Rights - Factsheets for some seriously ill or their caregivers.
Long Term Care-Facts & Rights
State & Federal Resources
Drug Resources
Grief & Sorrow
When death nears - Signs and Symptoms
Some Facts About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Things To Consider-Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Section 5 
Please see the footnote
Employment ~Leave Resources
AWS Appendix B- Models of Flexible Work Schedules
Handbook On Alternative Work Schedules, Appendix B Models of Flexible Work Schedules  for US Government Employees
Double Dipping" Debacle
In more than 20 states, Social Security offsets to unemployment benefits
deliver a rude awakening to older workers.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain medical situations for either the employee or a member of the employee's immediate family; however, in many instances paid leave may be substituted for unpaid FMLA leave. From the U.S. Department of Labor  Also see: FORMS These forms are only available in PDF format. See "Tools For Viewing" this website.
Medical Certificate (Form WH-380)
An optional form that may be used to obtain a medical certification from a
health care provider.
-Prototype Notice Form (Form WH-381)An optional form that an employer may use to respond to an employee's request for leave.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Frequently Asked Questions - FMLA provides for unpaid sick leave. Look here for specific information about FMLA leave from the U.S. Department of Labor

Family & Medical Leave Act Resources From National Partnership:

Flextime - how to get your boss to say YES  -  to your proposal (click title to read).  Other resources here:

Flexible Work Options For Moms: How To Negotiate A Flexib...

Flexible Work Options For Moms: How To Negotiate A Flexible Schedule, Keep Your Job & Career. Written for mothers, but good ideas to use.
U.S. Department of Labor rules and regulations regarding flexible hours in the work place. 
Striking the right balance between the demands of work and the desire for more time at home can be tough. You may find you need flexibility to devote time to care-giving or other family responsibilities. To make any change to
your work/life time proportion, planning and flexibility are key. With the right plan in place, you may be able to increase the time you spend away from the workplace while still fulfilling job requirements and satisfying your employer. 
 Flex Success Proposal Blueprint        On your desktop so that by tomorrow you can have a persuasive plan and proposal to help you get approval Flex Success  is a fast (I download it) and easy (fill-in-the-blanks) proposal template and strategy guide, now in its ninth year of convincing bosses click here  Cost is $25.00 but time saving!

Flex Time - Sample Telecommuting Policies and Forms

State of Washington's Executive Order on Flex Schedules.
The Good News About Social Security -Understanding the ins and outs of Social Security can be a valuable asset for long-term financial planning.  Here's what you need to know about Social Security and its role in your financial future.


Below are  Nolo.Law Center Resources

Asserting Your Rights in the Workplace -Learn how to handle a conflict with your employer to protect your rights and get results.

Before Shooting the Messenger, Check the Address -Enforcing the Americans With Disabilities Act
Your Rights on the Way Out the Door - Tips on severance pay, health insurance, unemployment insurance and other things you'll want to keep in mind if you lose your job.
Answers to some common questions about workplace discrimination and harassment laws, including which laws apply to you and what you should do if an employee complains.
Can you require your employees to submit to a medical exam, drug screen, psychological test or lie detector test? Find out the rules here.
Who Has a Right to View Personnel Files?   - Special guidelines apply to medical information pertaining to your employees. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) imposes very strict rules for handling information obtained through post-offer medical examinations and inquiries. As some state laws also provide special protections for medical records, and employees are likely to view their medical records as private, you should follow these rules when handling all medical documents relating to your employees

Leave Policies

Family and Medical Leave
You may be legally required to give your employees unpaid
time off to care for a seriously ill family member, to recuperate from their own serious illness or to care for a new child.

In-Laws Are Outside the Leave Laws - Getting leave to care for in-laws

Leave Policies in the Workplace FAQ - Learn the basics about what paid and unpaid leave you must provide to your employees. Read these Q&A's too:
Footnote: On flex-time most major companies will permit salaried employees to arrange a flex schedule
to care for a seriously ill family member.  I worked for Honeywell, Inc. who approved a flex schedule allowing me to work in the office mornings and telecommute from home in the afternoons in order to care for Kelly when the Hospice shift ended. 
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