Returning to work after a major surgery can be stressful for an employee — especially when he or she has specialized job responsibilities and is highly motivated to return to the office. When a setback threatens recovery, employers may want to consider options to help the employee successfully return to work.
As our recent blog posts have identified, a trend The Standard has noticed recently is that more and more employees are staying in the workforce longer, delaying retirement until well after age 65. Whether this is due to financial concerns or a desire to continue to be productive, it brings an interesting challenge to employers: how to deal with the disabilities that may occur with aging and still comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act – Amendments Act (ADAAA) regulations.
With the 2008 enactment of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) to include a broad range of disabilities, most leaves of absence — or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases — need to be scrutinized for ADAAA compliance. While many employers think their obligations end after FMLA protection has been satisfied, ADAAA regulations may extend an employer’s obligations.
Years ago, many workers held jobs in the manufacturing field that required them to stand for their entire workday. Now, workers find themselves sitting behind desks for seven or more hours each day, which has led to an unhealthy side effect — a more obese workforce. Fortunately, employers are starting to embrace the benefits of keeping employees active at work.
A significant number of employees experience presenteeism as a result of arthritis. The disorder can affect people of all ages, and can create limitations on the work an employee can perform. To help manage presenteeism related to arthritis, below I share the cost, impact and solutions for this common medical issue.
When I was introduced to an employee who had been suffering at work from the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease, I knew I could help.