Issues and Trends

Four steps for preventing delayed recovery

The loss of a loved one can be traumatic, potentially causing long-term effects in the form of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other behavioral health conditions. Understandably, this can make it difficult to be productive at work. As you may have read in a previous blog post, a hospital care manager who worked with […]

The disability mindset: how to prevent it with a culture of acceptance and support

Recently, I wrote about the importance of providing accommodations to employees with behavioral health conditions. Let’s expand upon that with how to create a culture of acceptance and support, which can be equally important. Creating a supportive workplace If you’ve already worked to prevent the preconceived notions that hinder employees from remaining in or returning […]

The disability mindset: what it is and how to overcome it

We’re currently in the midst of a cultural shift: More people are fighting for awareness and acceptance of behavioral health conditions. Whether it’s events like World Mental Health Day or celebrities speaking publicly about their struggles with depression or substance abuse, we, as a society, are hearing more about behavioral health and its far-reaching impacts. […]

How to play nice in the FMLA and ADAAA sandbox

I recently read a story about a college faculty member who sued her employer for violating her rights under both FMLA and ADAAA. The story caught my eye because it shows the potential for both federal entitlements to exist in the same space and the challenges in trying to administer them. Separate but similar I […]

Supporting an employee seeking substance abuse treatment

I have written recently about two difficult and complicated issues facing employers today: alcohol and opioid abuse. The hope is that increased awareness of the issues involved when an employee struggles with substance abuse will increase the chances that he or she can receive treatment and successfully return to their job and a healthy, more […]

Five frequently asked questions about New York’s paid family leave program

Over the last few weeks, we’ve posted about what paid family leave benefits are and how they could be a fit for your organization. One of the biggest changes coming in the paid family leave space is New York’s upcoming implementation of a mandatory program. As of January 1, 2018, any private employer in New […]

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