Issues and Trends

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10/14/19

More than 4 million Americans are working remotely — including regular employees and gig workers. But workers’ new freedom from the workplace is creating big challenges for employers. Explore the issues, logistics and solutions to help provide support and accommodations.

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09/16/19

Any time employees face health conditions, the organizations they work for feel the effects. How can you support employees while ensuring your business stays productive? Make sure you have a solid approach to managing absence and disability. And partner with a disability carrier that can help you with four key actions.

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08/12/19

It's no secret that early intervention is the key to helping employees avoid a disability claim or get back to work quickly and safely. So why don't more people do something about it? Discover what's at risk and get tips on how to create a positive experience — and support productivity.

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07/15/19

Strong disability management is good for employers — and employees. With the unemployment rate hovering near 4%, it can also be a way to help you retain talent.

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05/13/19
How can you help an employee who might be experiencing a behavioral health problem? Ask the right questions and don’t lose sight of the human side of managing.
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04/15/19

Sit-stand desks continue to be the accommodation “flavor of the month.” But are they letting people down? There’s an alternative solution that likely doesn't include any new equipment — movement.

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04/01/19
Could improving the way you manage absence and disability help you retain talent? Our new study reveals opportunities for employers.
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03/18/19
When employers hire gig workers, they should find out if any FMLA requirements apply. One factor to consider: Is there a joint employer relationship? Learn about this issue and how it may affect you.
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10/29/18
Assumptions connecting mental illness to violence are inaccurate and hurting employees. Here are a few tips for fighting those assumptions and the stigma around mental illness in the workplace.
Like the interplay between FMLA and ADAAA, the relationship between work comp and ADAAA can be complex.
08/06/18
ADAAA plays in the same space as many other laws, including workers' compensation, but it requires unique handling.