The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes within its definition of “discriminate,” an employer’s failure to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability. But, is a failure to accommodate standing alone — absent an adverse employment action — enough to establish an ADA failure-to-accommodate claim?
New handling regulations for ERISA disability claims will go into effect on Apr. 1, 2018, the Department of Labor has announced. The agency confirmed that the regulations are final, without changes.
By John C. Garner, CEBS, CLU, CFCI, CMC Chief Compliance Officer Bolton & Co. DOL Issues Final Regulations on Disability Claim Procedures Long-anticipated Department of Labor (DOL) regulations affecting disability … Read More
The Human Costs and the Opportunity Being on disability can be straining physically, financially and psychologically. The term “disabled” often comes with decreased life expectancy, marginal income levels, poor general … Read More
By Robert K. Dawes, PsyD, Former Absence Medical Director, Aon Hewitt and Deborah Labonar, PhD, Senior Leader, Absence Analytics, Aon Hewitt The following points from a medical director’s perspective illustrate … Read More
By Marcia Carruthers, MBA, ARM, CPDM Part 1 of this series examined the ability of American Electric Power’s “Recovery Center” to reduce corporate costs resulting from disability. This final article … Read More