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We are not getting any younger, but even age doesn't limit the potential to become disabled by an injury or accident. Our physical and financial responsibilities for ourselves and families can be seriously affected if we were unable to continue working, whether for a short period of time or for forever. READ MORE >>

The H3N2 flu strain that swept across the United States in late 2017 and early 2018 proved to be one of the worst strains in recent history. In addition to widespread illness and some deaths, this strain also caused great harm to employers due to millions of hours of lost worker productivity. READ MORE >>

The numbers are in, and FY 2017 proved to be another busy one at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). During this time, the EEOC resolved 99,109 complaints. Overall, through voluntary resolutions and litigation, the EEOC secured just under $400 million for victims. READ MORE >>

Although long-term care insurance can be used by people of any age, it is always a very valuable addition to a retirement portfolio. Long-term care insurance (LTC coverage) can protect your retirement savings from being consumed should you have a qualifying event that requires paid long-term care services at home or in a medical- or assisted-care facility. READ MORE >>

As summer takes hold, employers must be prepared to assist workers in avoiding accidents and illnesses caused by heat stress. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), heat stress affects both outdoor and indoor workers exposed to hot environments. READ MORE >>

This is a crucially important question for us at The Council for Disability Awareness. We would like to see all working Americans have some form of private disability coverage to protect their income when they’re out of work for an extended period of time because of a disabling injury or health condition. READ MORE >>

Workplace harassment is all over the news. Many allegations involve high-profile individuals creating a workplace culture that subjects employees to harassment with little or no consequence.    RELATED: Read 6 Behaviors that Could Spawn a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?    READ MORE >>

The first Friday in March is Employee Appreciation Day. If your company hasn't already made plans to show your employees how much you appreciate them, check out what these companies are doing. Some are doing something special, but some just make sure to show appreciation all the time. 1. READ MORE >>

Work life balance. This is a phrase that businesses highlight and employees desire. While work life balance is valued by many, what does it really look like? Work life balance is achieved when career is balanced with lifestyle. As an employer, you may wonder…how can I provide a better work life balance for my employees? READ MORE >>

Sexual harassment scandals loom large among the events that shaped 2017. Fueled by revelations that longtime movie producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein forced himself on dozens of women — including such A-list celebs as Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Angelina... READ MORE >>

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