On Dec. 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added a new section, COVID-19 and the Definition of “Disability” Under the ADA/Rehabilitation Act, to its COVID-19 guidance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidance that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or social distance in many settings raises questions for businesses in retail, hospitality and other settings open to the public.
An employer’s past leniency in applying and enforcing its attendance policy did not contradict the employer’s later position that regular worksite attendance was required for employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has held.
On Aug. 20, 2019, the 9th Circuit dodged answering the question of whether or not morbid obesity is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Disability Compliance, Technology, and Documentation By Rachel Shaw, JD CEO and Principal Shaw HR Consulting When it comes to managing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interactive process and reasonable … Read More
The Domino Effect: Recurrent Work Disability Statistics for Chronic Conditions By Fraser Gaspar, PhD MPH Epidemiologist ReedGroup MDGuidelines® Returning to activity following a disability leave is often complicated. In many … Read More
Disability and Discipline: A Case Study By Rachel Shaw, JD CEO and Principal Shaw HR Consulting Employee discipline and disability can be complicated issues, and even more so when they … Read More
Potential Synergies: Wellness, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability Programs By Gary Anderberg, PhD SVP Claim Analytics Gallagher Basset Multiple studies show that obesity and other common chronic comorbid conditions drive up … Read More
Crossroads: When Disability And Discipline Meet By Rachel Shaw, JD CEO and Principal Shaw HR Consulting When employees link performance issues to a claimed disability whether at the start of … Read More
Psychological Disabilities, the ADA, and the Stressed-Out Worker: Part 1 By Rachel Shaw, JD CEO and Principal Shaw HR Consulting Work is stressful, but how do you know if mental … Read More
Best Practice #3: To Align or Not to Align Workers’ Compensation and Disability RTW By Matthew Bahl, JD Director, Health & Productivity Analytics Prudential Group Insurance By Kristin Tugman, PhD … Read More
Employing People with Disabilities Online Tool Helps Build a Diverse Workforce If your organization wants the business benefits of including people with disabilities in the workplace, you have a valuable … Read More
By John Yent, MA, ABDA, CPWIC Senior Job Replacement Consultant Allsup Employment Services, Inc. Until recent years, employers have operated under the assumption that an ill or disabled employee was … Read More
By Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP, LP Chief Medical Officer R3 Continuum By far, the majority of workplace absences result in return to work (RTW), a fact sometimes obscured by those … Read More
By Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP, LP Chief Medical Officer Behavioral Medical Interventions More and more we accept that the main drivers of workplace absence duration are psychosocial factors that aren’t … Read More
EEOC Targets Employer Roadblocks to Disability Leave The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in May announced it is monitoring a “troubling trend” that employer disability programs are driving employment policies … Read More
JAN Adding Integrated Program Model to ADA Compliance Resources To better assist employers with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is adding an ADA program … Read More
Steve Perrigo, JD VP, Commercial Accounts Allsup David Doeren, MBA VP, Product Management Allsup Employers may look at disability as a progressive process. Short-term disability can lead to long-term disability, … Read More
By John Yent, MA, ABDA, CWIC Senior Job Replacement Consultant, Allsup Employment Services Once again, with Section 503 disability employment regulations for federal contractors, the federal government is leading the … Read More