Five Common Causes of Disability—Protecting Your Employees and Your Business

The concern over losing employees is something that keeps many HR managers and CEOs up throughout the night, and for good reason. Replacing even a $10/hr employee can cost over $3,000, and the expense of finding someone to take over a high-level position can be $8,000 or more. Even if you treat your employees like…

Unseen Employee Disability Costs Can Sink the Ship

I’ve held a variety of jobs during my post-college career. One of the more interesting ones was when I was a safety and environment consultant in the risk management department of a large insurance company. Our focus was on controlling the costs of our workers’ compensation program. Our WC costs weren’t as high as those…

Working While on Disability

The Rules of Working While on Disability

Disability isn’t always a black and white, cut and dry scenario. Sometimes, a disability simply prevents a worker from full-time employment, which makes the rules of working while on disability oftentimes very grey. Think about it this way: Let’s say you’ve been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer. You need to undergo chemotherapy. For many people, chemotherapy…