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5:28 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

When it comes to an employee's mental health status, what does an employer need to know, or have a right to know?
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Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:13 pm

The horrifying crash last week of the Germanwings flight operated by Lufthansa has put a spotlight on what the airline knew — and what it should, or could have done — about its pilot's mental health.

Lufthansa could face unlimited liability, after the pilot allegedly brought the plane down deliberately. Here in the U.S., employment experts say monitoring employees' mental health status raises a thicket of complicated issues.

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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

In The Wee Hours Of The Morning, The Texas House Passes Its Budget

The Texas House ended an 18-hour marathon budget debate Wednesday morning
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The Texas House wrangled over the next two-year state budget from noon Tuesday until just before 6 Wednesday morning.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports they’re preparing to adopt the largest budget in state history

 


 

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Law
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

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Politics
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Garrett Epps, professor of law at the University of Baltimore, who wrote about what separates Indiana's legislation from the others for The Atlantic.

Politics
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Arkansas Governor Asks Legislators To Revisit 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state lawmakers Wednesday they should either amend or recall a bill that's dubbed a "religious freedom" measure. The governor changed his stance after the business community and gay rights activists complained about the measure.

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