Managing the Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA and WC Blog Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Managing the Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA and WC Blog Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

The above scenario requires you to successfully navigate any decision regarding this employee through all three laws.
The ADA applies to an employer with at least 15 employees.
The FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by offering unpaid leave and applies to an employer with at least 50 employees working within 75 miles of the employee’s worksite.
Consider leave rights, reinstatement rights, medical documentation, fitness to return to work certification, and benefits while on leave under each law.
For example: Leave rights: The ADA does not require employers to provide a specific amount of leave However, it does require that employers make “reasonable accommodations” for employees with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company.
Under the FMLA, the employee is required to be reinstated to the same or an equivalent job.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance that discusses how the ADA addresses various leave issues, including enforcement guidance on WC and the ADA, as well as reasonable accommodation and undue hardship.
Under WC, medical information should demonstrate the employee’s on-the-job injury.
Temporary conditions may entitle an employee to leave under the FMLA but not be considered a disability under the ADA.
The employee, however, may be entitled to more leave time under the ADA if his injury qualifies as a disability.

FY2017 EPS Estimates for Employers Holdings Inc Increased by SunTrust Banks (EIG)

Employers Holdings Inc (NYSE:EIG) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Employers Holdings in a research report issued on Thursday.
SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now anticipates that the financial services provider will earn $2.39 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.33.
The financial services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.08.
BidaskClub cut shares of Employers Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st.
One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock.
Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter.
Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 29,354 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,242,000 after buying an additional 80 shares in the last quarter.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd.
Employers Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 18.81%.
Employers Holdings Company Profile Employers Holdings, Inc is a holding company.

Do You Have Questions about Disposable Dust Masks? We Have Answers!

Do You Have Questions about Disposable Dust Masks? We Have Answers!

Proper fit, training and evaluations are key to protecting employees from exposure to respirable hazards when using disposable dust masks/respirators.
An approved filtering facepiece, such as an N95/P95/N100 particulate respirator, always will have a NIOSH stamp on it.
Fit testing is not required for either product if it is voluntary use.
When should employees get a new respirator?
It is very likely that the first breath he takes is contaminated.
What are the limitations of dust masks?
Dust masks can be used for protection from a variety of contaminants.

Employers Holdings (EIG) vs. Montpelier Re Holdings (MRH) Critical Review

Employers Holdings (EIG) vs. Montpelier Re Holdings (MRH) Critical Review

We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Employers Holdings pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Employers Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Montpelier Re Holdings.
Its insurance subsidiaries include Employers Insurance Company of Nevada (EICN), Employers Compensation Insurance Company (ECIC), Employers Preferred Insurance Company (EPIC) and Employers Assurance Company (EAC).
The Company provides customized insurance and reinsurance solutions to the global market. Blue Capital is an asset management platform offering property catastrophe reinsurance-linked investment products to institutional and retail investors.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates employees and employers alike

National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates employees and employers alike

ELIZABETH, NJ–October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual celebration of both people with disabilities who work and those businesses and organization that employ them.
Locally, the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) has a robust program for preparing its members with disabilities for employment, then connecting them with businesses looking to employ them, according to Joanne Oppelt, assistant executive director of business development at the agency.
CAU operates an Employment and Day Habilitation Services Department that assists those members who wish to work, comprising pre-placement services, including training in interviewing skills, work dress and on-the-job behavior; liaison support; on-the-job coaching; and follow-up to ensure both the member and the employer are happy, according to Oppelt.
CAU member Sharon Mohry has been employed at ShopRite for more than 20 years, working six hours a day one or two days a week. “I like the people,” she said.
In addition to ShopRite and Witsons, businesses employing CAU members include Sam’s Club, Target, Marshall’s, the Swan Motel, the Humane Society and CAU itself (8 percent of CAU’s 1,200 employees are people with disabilities).
Research shows there are a number of significant benefits for businesses employing people with disabilities.
Studies show employees with disabilities are absent less frequently than those without disabilities and are more likely to stay at their job, according to Oppelt.
Businesses seeking to learn more about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how to go about doing so should visit the Employee Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion at www.askearn.org.
CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to enable them to live independently in the community, providing supports in areas including housing, vocational skills and life-skills training, education, advocacy and recreation.