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Post-offer medical examination “textbook case” of ADA

5 years, 3 months ago

In EEOC v. M.G.H. Family Health Center, a federal district court in Michigan ruled that the health center violated the ADA when it fired a recently hired community outreach coordinator over fears that her migraines or other impairments might interfere with her...

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Eight Costly Communication Mistakes Employers Make

5 years, 4 months ago

Communication is an essential element in realizing business profitability, and managing workers’ comp costs is no exception. When communication suffers and an employee’s injuries are not properly managed, the experience mod goes up, premiums increase, and profits plummet. The sad...

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New Studies and Surveys

5 years, 5 months ago

Experience, risk-taking major factors in industrial accidents Although industrial accidents have declined sharply over the past 20 years, a recent survey by The Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, a Texas trade association, found “risk-taking” continues to be a factor in deaths...

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Overexertion Accounts For More Than 25% Of The Top Ten Injury Costs: Liberty Mutual

5 years, 6 months ago

Produced annually, the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identifies the leading causes of the most disabling workplace injuries (resulting in six or more days of lost time) and ranks them by total Workers’ Compensation costs. The top five causes that...

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Delays In Reporting Claims Can Increase Costs By Over 50%: Study

4 years, 7 months ago

One of the overarching principles of workers’ comp cost control is early reporting and intervention. About fifteen years ago, a groundbreaking study by the Hartford Financial Services Group found that injuries reported between the 4th and 5th week following an...

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Legal Corner

5 years, 8 months ago

  ADA Employer requiring wellness program participation prevails over EEOC A federal District Court in Wisconsin has ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and held that a plastic manufacturer’s policy of requiring employees to complete health risk assessments and...

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Employers underestimate impact of change on employees

5 years, 8 months ago

American adults who have been impacted by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer, and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared...

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Highlights of the 2017 NCCI Symposium

3 years, 3 months ago

Each year, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which gathers data, analyzes industry trends and legislation and prepares insurance rate and loss cost recommendations holds an Issues Symposium. The theme for 2017 was “Adapting”. Bill Donnell, president, and CEO...

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Containing the Growing Risk of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

5 years, 10 months ago

There is little doubt that claims alleging workers’ compensation retaliation are growing and OSHA is cracking down on employers that discourage the reporting of injuries or retaliate against those who do. The story is told in the following examples:  Indiana...

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OSHA fines increase and some startling facts about them

5 years, 11 months ago

When the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required all federal agencies with civil monetary penalties covered by the statute, such as OSHA, to update their fines, there was also a mandate for annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index...

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