Does your organization provide short- and long-term disability insurance for employees? If not, is this something the organization has considered adding to your benefit package?
Category: ADA & Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified disabled employees from discrimination. HR Daily Advisor gives you the background you need on who’s covered, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”, issues involving health insurance and medical leave, tax incentives for employers, and more.
With the majority of Americans being classified as either overweight or obese, it stands to reason that the vast majority of employers will have many overweight individuals as employees. While most of the time this is not something of consideration, some overweight individuals may benefit from employer assistance to ensure their working environment can accommodate […]
What do a shipping company, a manufacturer, and an oil and gas company have in common? They were all found to have violated disability discrimination policies and were held accountable by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Do you have team members that seemed great in the interview, are beloved by clients, and seemed to really be going somewhere but they just can’t get organized, keep making careless errors, or have trouble focusing?
We hear a lot about recruiting challenges like implicit bias and discrimination that persist despite decades of research and training designed to combat those challenges. New research shows that there has been some positive movement in the field.
In part one of this article we began to explore a survey conducted by The Standard concerning disability management. Today we’ll look at how disabled workers were connected to resources and the importance of accommodations.
When I ask direct supervisors who their employees go to for assistance about a health condition in the workplace, they’re quick to say, “Me! My employees know they can come to me with anything.” While it may be true that direct supervisors have a good relationship with their employees, it can often be challenging or […]
Research conducted by the World Health Organization shows that the U.S. economy loses around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity due to mental health disorders and illnesses. Another study by Mental Health America saw correlation among workplace environments, employee satisfaction rates, and mental health.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently heard a claim from an in-house lawyer who sued her employer for refusing to provide the accommodation she requested as a result of pregnancy-related complications.
It’s Monday morning, seven inches of snow have accumulated outside and the weatherman predicts another five to come. Do you shut down your business operations or require your employees to report to work? For many HR professionals, the above hypothetical has become a reality as the past several months brought snowstorms in the Midwest, nor’easters […]