August HR Topic: Demystifying Workers' Compensation

Posted by Christy Putnam on July 31, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Workers Compensation Preview August HR TopicIn what year did Congress pass the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), which is believed by many to be the start of the path to Workers’ Compensation?

A. 1959
B. 1970
C. 1908
D. 1942

"Workers’ comp" is a form of accident insurance provided by employers. Today, most states require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for all full and part-time employees. Coverage is provided for medical expenses due to on-the-job injuries or work-related illness. It also provides wage-loss compensation and death benefits due to on-the-job injuries/illnesses.

This month’s HR topic, Demystifying Workers' Compensation, is one that generates a lot of questions and uncertainty in the HR world. Does your organization have a good process for handling workers' compensation claims? Do you have a return-to-work program, or could it use a little updating or modification?

If just the topic of workers’ compensation makes your head hurt, or makes you want to go hide in a dark room, join us for this month’s free HR webinar, and be on the lookout for additional tools and resources we will be providing. So hopefully, by the end of the month, instead of fleeing like you're running from the zombie apocalypse, you are saying, “I have got this!”

Oh and by the way! If you picked 'C. 1908', you are correct! The FELA law was enacted to protect and compensate railroad workers injured on the job.

Please join us for our complimentary webinar Thursday, August 22 at 11:00am PDT

Demystifying Workers' Compensation

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies

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