In part one of this article, we discussed how the fight for top talent is requiring employers to invest in keeping their current staff healthy and productive. Comprehensive disability management programs can be a key part of this approach—helping assess employees’ needs, connecting them with workplace resources, and providing accommodation recommendations to help them stay at […]
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has created an online “living” toolkit that continuously updates best and emerging practices in providing workplace accommodations. The contents of the toolkit’s “drawers” and other suggestions for reasonable accommodation were presented by Lou Orslene, a codirector at JAN and Deb Dagit, founder of Deb Dagit Diversity and former Chief Diversity […]
Yesterday we learned about recent Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines concerning pregnant employees. Today we’ll hear some of the guidelines provided by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
Under the new, broader definition of “disability” implemented by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, employers must be more vigilant than ever in accommodating workers with a wide range of impairments. This includes depression-related conditions such as seasonal affective disorder, according to the Job Accommodation Network. Seasonal Affective Disorder as a Disability Seasonal affective […]
Accommodation for workers with disabilities. “Sometimes it can be overwhelming,” concedes the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). But a good job description is a “constructive tool” for focusing on reasonable accommodations. JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN offers the following accommodation scenarios to show how to […]