New York State Adopts Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted new treatment guidelines for medical care that is provided to injured workers. The New York Medical Treatment Guidelines will become the mandatory standard of care for the back, neck, shoulder, and knee, and will be effective as of December 1, 2010. The new guidelines provide guidance … Continued

U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces 2011 Focus on FMLA Usage and Workplace Flexibility

“America’s families have evolved, so helping parents and other caregivers keep their jobs while balancing their responsibilities in the home is key to our long- term economic success.” So stated Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on July 10, 2010, announcing new Department of Labor initiatives addressing workplace flexibility. To address issues related to work/life … Continued

Do Your Return-to-Work Durations “Measure Up”?

With millions of dollars at stake, employers, insurers and third-party administrators carefully track return-to-work durations (the length of time employees are absent due to short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation and FMLA). But simply tracking those numbers isn’t enough. How can your organization use its data to know whether you’re doing all you can to … Continued