The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with a case in which the BC Supreme Court found that an employee's secret pay raise and bonus warranted his summary dismissal, a study that found the economic benefits of hiring and accommodating workers with mental illnesses outweigh the costs, and the Ontario Cannabis Act.
Generally speaking, claim liability, whether through an employment group policy or an individual policy, mandates that a claimant suffer a total disability. Contrary to what most HR departments often think, total disability in the context of disability insurance does not mean that an employee must be completely helpless and incapable of any activity. Rather, total disability has been established by our Courts to mean that an insured is incapable of engaging in all or at least some of the important duties of his or her job.
Most long-term disability insurance policies issued through work provide two definitions of “total disability”. Within the first two years of benefit payments, total disability is established when an employee is incapable of doing the important duties of his or her job, even though that employee could perform another occupation.
After 24 months of disability, there is typically what you call a “change in … Continue reading “A primer total disability and psychiatric conditions”
This year on the First Reference Talks blog we’ve been covering some of the hot topics in employment and labour law and employee management. Apart from the issue of cannabis in the workplace, there seems to be varied topics making it on the list this year. Here’s the full top 10 list of the most-read First Reference Talks blog posts from our regular bloggers for 2017: