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FAQs about the EEOC’s new pregnancy guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination in July 2014, warning employers of their obligation to provide pregnant employees reasonable accommodations in the workplace and giving employers insight into how the EEOC will enforce future pregnancy-related issues under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). As expected, the guidance confirms that […]

Don’t hesitate to call your disability carrier

Have you hesitated to call your disability carrier for help with an employee’s stay-at-work accommodation? We get it. As a human resources professional, you barely have any time to spare for a phone call. But helping an employee who may be struggling at work with a medical condition can help with your organization’s productivity. Here […]

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 […]

Addressing health conditions in the workplace with manager training

Recently, a survey we conducted found 53% of employees were too scared to bring up their health condition with a manager, while only 29% said the same of working with HR.1 On the other hand, 73% of employees felt that HR knew how to support them, while only 61% said the same of their managers.1 […]

How to have “the talk” about an employee’s health condition in the workplace

Talking to an employee about his or her health condition in the workplace can be tricky. I often hear from managers that this is one of the hardest parts of their job. While it can be a difficult task, I would argue that it’s one of the most important. As an HR manager or senior […]

Three questions to ask when vetting disability carriers

Every day, employees face a host of medical issues that could affect their productivity at work or lead to a disability leave. While you can’t always plan for the unexpected, your organization can positively impact what may be a challenging time for an employee by ensuring you have the right disability program in place. Choosing […]

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