In a report released September 5, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based WCRI studied Texas medical treatment guidelines that were implemented by the state in 2007. The study looked at how the guidelines affected workers with injuries of the upper back, lower back, neck, knee and shoulders.Read More
If you are granting a leave to an employee as an accommodation, your best defense to a potential ADA claim is to open a dialogue with the employee about a return date, and prepare to be flexible.Read More
For a majority of employers, the lack of ROI data has not stemmed incremental expansions in the types of services offered at the on-site centers. Read More
The league is being sued by thousands of former professional football players who say the league misled them about the dangers of concussions. Read More
A new study reveals supervisors must go past detection and aid in enforcement of substance-abuse policies to deter use of alcohol and drugs on the job.
Easing personal stress is among the goals for adding free or low-cost legal services. One study indicates that workers who do not hire an attorney to help with legal issues are nearly three times as likely to spend five to 10 hours at work dealing with those problems than those who do hire counsel.Read More
Employers also should work to make sure employees are trained in techniques that can help them prevent or escape violent scenarios.Read More
We have put lots of thought into developing a good framework and broad operational standards for a new employee-assistance program. This approach to “people management” is new to our executives. What can we do to convince top brass to let us launch the program globally?
—People Who Need People, Counsel Us on EAPs, learning and development director, finance/insurance/real estate, Kuala Lumpur
An oil and gas company operating in Alaska has an employee assistance program in place, but says such a plan might not be able to react quickly enough, given the remote setting. A firm offering in-house chaplain services is there to fill the void.
Despite the smorgasbord of new services, few employees use their employee assistance program, studies show. The national average for utilization has hovered around 3 percent for years.