Senate holds Hearing on Stay-at-Work and Back-to-Work Strategies

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on “Stay-at-Work and Back-to-Work Strategies: Lessons from the Private Sector.” The hearing featured representatives from the private sector who shared strategies they use to keep employees who acquire disabilities at work or to help them return to work. Witnesses discussed the supports that employers can provide in terms of accommodations and adaptations to the work environment, as well as how employees, employers, family members, and health professionals can work together to keep people in their jobs or to return quickly to their jobs. The hearing also included discussion of whether lessons from the private sector might be relevant for Social Security Disability Insurance. Visit the Committee web site to review testimony and view a webcast of the hearing.

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