Employers may be able to use the Family and Medical Leave Act as an early warning system to prevent or minimize costs associated with disability absences. According to a recent report, paying attention to FMLA claims gives employers the chance to connect employees with employee assistance programs and other existing health benefits. Read More
One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
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