ADAAA litigation is up nearly 32 percent in recent years. Brian Kost, senior director of the Workplace PossibilitiesSM program at The Standard, provides ways to help meet regulations and accommodate employees' needs. Read his DMEC @Work article, Make RTW and Stay-at-Work Support the Cornerstone of Your ADAAA Strategy.
In the Media - Employer
Can financial concerns decrease employees' workplace productivity? Jung Ryu, national accounts practice leader at The Standard, explains in his BenefitsPRO article, Are You Supporting Employees' Financial and Physical Wellness?
The comprehensive Employee Disability Leave Study shows employees who worked with their HR manager returned to work 44% faster. Read the WorldatWork article about The Standard's study.
Employees with a health condition tend to have a more positive experience when they work with HR for support. Here's why. Read the HR Daily Advisor article, Making HR the Hub of Disability Management, by Jeff Smith, Workplace PossibilitiesSM practice consultant for The Standard. Also see part two of his series that discusses how to connect employees with additional resources and the importance of accommodations as part of a stay-at-work or return-to-work plan.
BenefitsPRO explains that the approach employers take to handle an employee's health condition can negatively affect productivity. Read, How Employer Support Affects an Employee's Return to Work After Disability Leave.
The Standard's new strategic partnership with Altwork offers a game-changing workstation to help employees with disabling health conditions return to work faster.
Kevin McNamara, The Standard's voluntary practice leader, recently spoke with Rough Notes about how employers are seeking holistic voluntary benefits solutions to meet the needs of different types of employees and families. Read Disability Insurance in a Changing Workplace.
It can be difficult to identify and support an employee with a medical condition at work, but disability carriers may have the necessary tools to help. Read the HR Daily Advisor article, How to Address Multigenerational Needs for Disability Management, by Jung Ryu, national accounts practice leader at The Standard.
Breanna Scott, director of product and service management for employee benefits at The Standard, discusses the differences between two pieces of proposed paid leave legislation: the Workflex Act and the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act). She notes that it's important to understand that the two bills are trying to solve slightly different issues surrounding paid family leave. Read the Workforce article, HR Leaders Ask SHRM to Withdraw Support of Workflex Bill.
Tom Foran, vice president of underwriting and product development for employee benefits at The Standard, shares insights on the importance of including individuals with disabilities into an organization's diversity and inclusion efforts. Read the HR Dive article, Who Are You Overlooking in Your Diversity and Inclusion Plan?