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Court: No workers’ comp in drunk dockworker case

By NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press | Friday, August 2, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court says an Oregon longshoreman who got drunk on the job, urinated while standing on a dock and then fell 6 feet onto concrete should not get workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries.
Gary Schwirse drank at least nine […]

When those ‘difficult conversations’ don’t get the results managers were looking for

by Tim Gould  | CrainCleveland.com  | July 12, 2013

So one of your organization’s managers has had the difficult conversations with a problem employee. She’s given it her best shot to turn the situation around, but nothing has worked.  Now the challenge has ratcheted up to a new degree of conversational difficulty: the discipline phase.

When these […]

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences on the Rise…

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences on the Rise; Employers Should Consider Improved Controls
Article By: Timothy M. McConville | Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. |  Friday, July 12, 2013

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absences are on the rise, and some sectors – call centers, hotels, government entities, manufacturers and health care organizations […]

RI becomes 3rd state to provide paid family leave

RI becomes 3rd state to provide paid family leave
By MICHELLE R. SMITH / Associated Press / July 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will become the third state to provide workers paid time off to care for a baby or sick family member, as Democratic Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday signed legislation providing the vast majority of […]

Employee Fired for Absences Exceeding his Certification Can Raise a Viable FMLA Claim

FMLAinsigt.com | Posted by Jeff Nowak on June 20, 2013

Have you ever made a rash decision that you wish you could take back the second you made it? One employer must feel that way right about now. Last week, a federal court refused to dismiss FMLA claims made against the employer by an employee who was terminated […]

Ohio, Indiana Struggle with Impact of Opioids on Injured Workers

By Stephanie K. Jones | Insurance Journal.com | May 20, 2013

Editor’s Note: This is part of a team report on opioid use by injured workers. For the national story read: Opioid Epidemic Plagues Workers’ Comp

In the Midwest the multitude of jobs in the automotive and agriculture industries highlights the importance of the working American […]

Kasich Announces $1 Billion In Workers’ Compensation Rebates

Gongwer.com | Thursday, May 2, 2013, 01:46 PM
Kasich Announces $1 Billion In Workers’ Compensation Rebates
Gov. John Kasich announced plans Thursday to give Ohio employers a $1 billion rebate from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and another $900 million credit as the agency revamps its payment system.
“I would call this one of the most important […]

Department of Labor to Increase Frequency of FMLA On-Site Investigations

Department of Labor to Increase Frequency of FMLA On-Site Investigations

Posted by Jeff Nowak | FMLAinsights.com | April 25, 2013

For employers who have been involved in an FMLA investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the process can be a bit of a head-scratcher because no two investigations look the same.

The FMLA investigation often […]

Press Release: Advantage Consulting Services New Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2013
CareWorks and Advantage Consulting Services Announce
New Business Agreement
 
Cleveland, Ohio, January 7, 2013 – Advantage Consulting Services, Ltd., will represent the services of CareWorks USA in the field of occupational and non-occupational absence management.  A leader in disability management services, CareWorks USA empowers employers with outsourcing the tracking and administration […]

FMLA Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on:  dol.gov
General
(Q) What does the Family and Medical leave act provide?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. Employees are also […]