Issues and Trends

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 […]

Four questions to determine if paid family leave is right for your organization

As the debate over a national paid family leave law (PFL) plays out in Washington, many states and organizations have already established their own PFL policies. While it is more common in certain industries, companies across many sectors are following the PFL trend. But how do you know if adding PFL benefits are right for […]

Paid family leave: what you need to know now

Today’s “average” American family is evolving. There are fewer households with a full-time stay-at-home parent than in years past. Men are more active as family caregivers.1 And more families are caring for both children and aging parents.2 Yet the U.S. does not have a national paid family leave (PFL) program to support this changing workplace […]

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