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2009-09-21 23:01:00

Report presents findings by wage level and gender and finds effective workplaces contribute to positive health; NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the most vigorous national health care debate in 15 years, and at a time of heightened economic insecurity, new data on employers show that the health of employed American workers is trending downward in a number of important areas. The State of Health in the American Workforce, a report released today by the Families...

2009-09-21 09:43:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Presagia, provider of software solutions for integrated absence & disability management, today announced the release of its ADA Toolkit, which will facilitate employers' efforts to comply with complex and overlapping FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations. Presagia's ADA Toolkit will supplement Presagia's Leave Management solution, which enables customers to implement streamlined leave processes based...

2009-07-09 15:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today applauded Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jim Webb (D-VA), Sue Collins (R-ME), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Kit Bond (R-MO) for introducing the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act. The legislation would clarify the intent of the original Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and finally provide all flight attendants equal coverage under this statute as was intended....

2009-06-30 14:08:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) has established a new clinical consultation service for its workers' compensation claims administration clients as an optional program enhancement. The telephonic nurse triage service makes qualified medical guidance readily available to workers who suffer occupational injuries, no matter when or where the incident occurs. The Sedgwick CMS clinical consultation program benefits employers,...

2009-06-29 07:00:00

MONTREAL, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Presagia, an innovator of web-based software solutions for integrated absence & disability management, today announced the launch of "Presagia AtWork - Leave Management", the latest in Presagia's suite of integrated absence and disability solutions. This new technology delivers FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) workflow automation and decision support, and includes recently updated model U.S. Department of Labor FMLA forms as well as template letters...

2009-06-04 19:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Federally Employed Women (FEW) salutes the House of Representatives for passing this evening HR 626, the Paid Parental Leave Act sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-14-NY). "Passage of a Paid Parental Leave bill is a top legislative priority of FEW's," stated Sue Webster, FEW's National President. "This measure will greatly help attract and retain younger workers to the federal government to take the positions of the vast numbers of retirees expected to...

2009-05-28 07:05:00

Lost productivity for depression sufferers is a considerable and largely undetected problem SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employees disabled by depression are away from work significantly longer than other employees on disability leave according to new research by the non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute. The true lost-time costs of these cases -- including disability payments and lost productivity -- are 2-1/2 times the costs of medical care and pharmacy benefits...

2009-04-30 22:09:37

Repeatedly going to work when ill significantly boosts the chances of having to take long-term sick leave later, researchers in Denmark found. The researchers at Herning Hospital in Denmark randomly selected almost 12,000 Danes of working age who had been in continuous employment for at least one year, to answer questions on their attitudes toward work, preparedness to take time off when ill and general health. They were asked how many times in the preceding year they had gone to work ill...

2009-04-30 09:08:05

Sick at work -- a risk factor for long term sickness absence at a later date? Repeatedly going to work when ill significantly boosts the chances of having to take long term sick leave later on, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Going to work when ill is an increasingly recognized phenomenon known as "sickness presence," but relatively little is known about the long term impact of this behavior. The researchers randomly selected...

2009-04-28 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research: As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise its pandemic alert level to Phase 4 for the first time since its creation. The U.S. government has declared a public health emergency, allowing the distribution of antiviral...