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Changes in paid parental leave, mental health concerns, and the use of marijuana in the workplace are among the workplace disability trends to watch in 2020.
Look for technology to continue to improve efficiency.
Learn the types and components of successful return to work programs that incorporate ADA principles.
Workplace accommodations don’t have to be viewed as a hindrance, but rather an opportunity to support your people.
A Federal court’s ruling on the ADA is attracting widespread attention.
Without input from injured workers it’s unclear whether the treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries achieves the most favorable outcomes possible.
Rapidly shifting leave laws make it important to define terms as companies look to build their paid leave programs.
The changing landscape of mandated leave laws and increased interest in paid parental leave were top of mind for employers attending DMEC in Anaheim this month.
As employer needs and challenges have grown more complex, integrated absence and disability management may provide an answer.
A hospital fired an injured nurse. Now it faces a disability discrimination complaint.
It’s time to start treating employee mental health as an essential aspect of physical health.
Providers are developing new strategies for keeping up with advances in prosthetics and finding the best options for injured workers.
Employers increasingly view paid leave as a way to keep key talent.
Health care researchers and workers’ comp insurers are discovering the versatility in virtual reality as a new tool for treating patients and training workers.
More states are offering workers’ comp benefits to first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Advanced medical technology is costly, but greatly improves quality of life for workers with catastrophic injuries.
Identifying and understanding an employee’s behavioral and social issues will enhance recovery.
Progressive companies focus on behavioral health issues to enhance recovery from workers’ compensation injuries.
These sessions are among the many presentations on Nov. 30 at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® and Expo.
The NWCDC is committed to help you stay abreast of industry trends and manage disability and work comp’s toughest challenges.
As exoskeleton technology evolves, the potential impact on claims outcomes could make it worth the cost in some cases.