What do long COVID, DEI, neurodiversity, mental health and wellness programs all have in common? They are all points of consideration when employing individuals with disabilities.
In the latest Talking Benefits episode, Justin Held interviews Kellee Grimes, Manager of Health Services at Mutual of Omaha, about how to maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws and regulations.
They dive into some big questions, like:
- Recently, the Biden administration announced that long COVID is a covered disability under ADA if it impairs a major life activity. What does this mean, and how can employers prepare for this?
- How do employees know if they have long COVID, how is this protected under the ADA and how can employers support impacted employees?
- What are the ADA considerations for employers mandating the COVID-19 vaccines?
- Concerning COVID-19, do short-term disability and long-term disability plans typically cover COVID-related disabilities?
- What are some talent attraction and retention strategies for the inclusion of neurodivergent workers and other applicants and employees with disabilities?
- What advice do you have for employers that want to incentivize participation in wellness programs?
This was a fascinating interview on important and timely topics impacting employers across the country in different ways.
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