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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/3/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Illegal Aliens, Death Benefits, Collateral Source, Offset, and Termination. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , has compiled the list below...

Obese Workers Costs A Whopping $73.1B In Healthcare, Absenteeism And Presenteeism

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The cost of obesity among U.S. full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, according to a new study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This is the first study to quantify...

Pimentel Delivers Keynote Address at National Workers' Comp Conference in Las Vegas

Dr. Richard Pimentel, senior partner with Milt Wright & Associates and a national expert on disability management, job recruitment, job retention, the ADA, and attitude change, delivered the keynote address November 11, 2010, at the 19th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference...

Psycho-Social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness: Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and "Monday Effect" Oh My

By John Stahl, Esq. The concept of “it’s complicated” extends beyond describing a romantic relationship; it also often applies to the relationship between an employee’s illness or injury and that person’s employment. One concern is lost productivity associated with ill...

Depression and Absenteeism: $23 Billion in Lost Productivity for U.S Employers

Gallup recently conducted a two-year study (2011-2012) surveying 237,615 full-time employees and 66,010 part-time employees. Key findings and takeaways for the 2011-2012 study period: 1. Full-time workers diagnosed with depression missed work an estimated 8.7 days per year, which were 4.3 more...

The Resilience of the Self-Employed

Higher Quality of Life and Preventative Health Measures are Associated With Less Absenteeism and Presenteeism Technological advances, combined with the layoffs of the Great Recession, have altered the landscape of the American workforce. Some displaced workers have opened their own businesses, while...

Employers’ Costs of Lost Productivity Due to Obesity-Related Absenteeism: 50 State Study

Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Although the annual costs of providing healthcare to Americans for conditions associated with obesity has been estimated at well over $100 billion ($147 billion in 2008), less information has been gathered...