Promoting Retention or Reemployment of Workers After a Significant Injury or Illness

Promoting Retention or Reemployment of Workers After a Significant Injury or Illness

Published: Oct 22, 2015
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
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Associated Project

Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative—S@W/R2W

Time frame: 2013-2016

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Authors

Kevin Hollenbeck

This is one of three policy action papers prepared as part of the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative, an initiative funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor. Each year, millions of workers in the United States lose their jobs or leave the workforce because of a medical condition. Keeping these workers in the labor force could help them stay productive, maintain their standard of living, and avoid dependency on government programs. In this paper, we suggest policies and practices that would encourage employers to retain or hire these workers, and we include specific recommendations for incorporating these policies in federal efforts.

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