AIDS and the workplace with a specific focus on employee benefits issues and responses by Marion Stevens

Cover of: AIDS and the workplace with a specific focus on employee benefits | Marion Stevens

Published by Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg .

Written in English

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  • AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Employment -- South Africa,
  • Employee fringe benefits -- South Africa

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statement[Marion Stevens].
SeriesMonograph / Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand -- M72, Monograph (University of the Witwatersrand. Centre for Health Policy) -- M72.
LC ClassificationsRA643.86.S6 S74 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 42 p. :
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23395524M
ISBN 101868383040
ISBN 109781868383047
LC Control Number2003538555

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AIDS and THE WORKPLACE WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ISSUES AND RESPONSES Centre for Health Policy. ABBREVIATIONS ARV Anti-retrovirals ART Anti-retroviral treatment ASSA Actuarial Society of South Africa COSATU Congress of South African Trade Unions CSIR Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research EAP Employee.

AIDS in Specific Industries. If your business is in one of several specific industries, your concerns about AIDS and your need to deal with them is far more complex than it would be in other industries because of the increased likelihood of exposure to contaminated bodily fluids or because of other health and safety requirements.

Ethical Challenges of HIV Infection in the Workplace Arthur S. Leonard Employment Rights Manual revealed more than a dozen states with AIDS or HIV-specific laws affecting the workplace, virtually all seeking to protect HIV- Costs of. HIV/AIDS affects millions of South Africans from all walks of life, including people in the workplace.

There are a number of laws and guidelines relating to people who have HIV/AIDS in the workplace. The most important of these is that an HIV positive employee has the same rights and duties as other employees. Workplace safety and health.

The specific elements would depend on a company's area of business and location. Employee health benefits vary. Author: Joan Mooney. We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. Learn more about new hire resources, safety, health and wellness information, leave options, employee discounts and more by selecting the links below.

New Hire Information. State Health Plan. Affordable Care Act. Introduction. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV and AIDS) is an important labour-related issue because of their implications for workers’ health and productivity [1, 2]; it affects the workplace in a variety of and discrimination often present major challenges to the successful implementation of workplace HIV and AIDS Author: I.

Dipeolu. HIV AND AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE INTRODUCTION Restructuring employee benefits is an example of how most companies are shifting the cost burden of HIV and AIDS onto the employees. The transfer from defined benefit to Given all AIDS and the workplace with a specific focus on employee benefits book realities, the focus of sustainability reporting on HIV and AIDS has been.

AIDS Care, 16(3), Bettinger, M. Regaining lost abilities: The prospect of returning to work. Focus: A guide to AIDS Research and Counseling, 12(8), Brooks, R. A., & Klosinski, L. Assisting persons living with HIV/AIDS to return to work: Programmatic steps for AIDS service organizations.

AIDS Education and. the episodic nature of HIV/AIDS and the challenges it poses. A second important feature of this project is the focus on incorporating a rights-based approach to policy development and the practical considerations for implementing employee rights and employer obligations as well as shared responsibilities in the Size: KB.

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ELEMENTS OF HIV/AIDS WORKPLACE POLICIES UPDATED JUNE 1. RECOGNITION OF HIV/AIDS AS A WORKPLACE ISSUE HIV/AIDS is a workplace issue because it affects workers and enterprises by increasing labor costs and reducing productivity.

The ILO calculated that employment growth forfeited due to HIV/AIDS amounts to an File Size: KB. The Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.

The ADA, which covers employers of 15 or more people, applies to employment decisions at all stages. Court decisions have found that an individual with even asymptomatic HIV is protected under this law.

To explore the impact of HIV and AIDS workplace policies awareness and the health of the affected working people. To analyze the influence of HIV and AIDS workplace policies awareness on range of company welfare support services accessed by employees. To suggest practical ways of increasing employeesFile Size: KB.

Introduction. The management of HIV and AIDS in the workplace needs a workplace policy which is a written commitment on the part of management to a set of principles and procedures as an essential step in the management of HIV and AIDS and its impact.

1 The International Labor Organization code of practice on HIV and AIDS and the world of work promotes the development of work place Author: D Soko, E Umar, T Noniwa, A Lakudzala. greatly impact an employee’s motivation, loyalty and commitment.

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Statement of the Problem Workplace motivation is a widespread topic that everyone can take a stance Size: KB. Learn about AIDS Healthcare Foundation, including insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and vacation policy.

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Considering the amount of focus that is put on the subject in the UK, this is hard to imagine. Financial pressures are mounting, and a strain is being put on the health of families, and many people believe that. reduced productivity as a result of employee absenteeism and death. Consequently, employers are being challenged to manage the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace, which includes dealing with issues of stigma and discrimination, changing requirements for health-care benefits, training of replacement staff, and loss of skills and knowledge among File Size: KB.

Are there issues that might arise if I have workers living with HIV/AIDS. Like any employee, a person living with HIV/AIDS must be qualified for and able to perform the essential functions of the job. HIV/AIDS does not present a risk to the health or safety of co -workers or customers.

The workplace programme is aligned with the vision and mission of the Stellenbosch University Office of the Institutional HIV Coordinating Committee (OIHCC) and aims to heighten awareness, prevent the spread of infection through education and training and collectively creating an environment for all personnel, free from unfair discrimination on.

HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme. Skills Factory has developed a comprehensive service offering incorporating various HIV/AIDS Workshops to facilitate education, maintenance and behaviour change to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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workplace. Individuals who. over 5 million newly infected in alone, HIV/AIDS is an immense human and social tragedy.

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From heading up human resources for a celebrity chef to managing employee benefits at the world’s largest asset manager, Jennifer Lee, has seen it all.

In her current position as global head of benefits for BlackRock, the year HR veteran approaches new challenges communicating with the company’s 13, employees. The Great Divide in Workplace Benefits. By Claire which was on the Working Mother list of top companies for employee benefits, he Author: Claire Cain Miller.

Introduction to HIV/ AIDS in the workplace Why do employees living with HIV or AIDS need protection. People living with HIV or AIDS face discrimination on a daily basis in a number of different ways. In many cases they are denied access to things like housing loans, in-surance policies and medical benefits because of their HIV Size: KB.

State Employees Workplace Requirements Program for Safety and Health. Employment & Records. Workplace Violence. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS in the Workplace) Performance Management.

Recruitment & Workforce Planning. Salary Administration. State HR System. Statutory Provisions. Wellness & Work-Life Balance. Workers' Compensation. Workplace HIV/AIDS critical issues are discussed as well as best practice in HIV/AIDS management.

The Solution. The outcomes of the course (HIV/AIDS Workplace Management Training Course, one of our HIV Courses in South Africa) include: Identify dread diseases and their impact on the unit. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work identifies ten key principles that should be core to any comprehensive workplace strategy to protect the rights at work of infected and affected workers.

The ILO Code: 10 Key Principles. Recognition of HIV/AIDS as a. aids in the workplace We will not discriminate against any employee on the grounds that (s)he has AIDS, has tested positive for HIV or AIDS-related complex, or who has been suspected of having AIDS.

Such discrimination is not permitted in the hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, transfer, job assignments, compensation or any other employment. Many workplace managers know little about TB, despite its close link to HIV; adding TB prevention and screening programs is a cost-effective and fairly simple way for companies to better protect employee health.

Monitoring and evaluation of workplace programs enables companies to identify both best practices and areas for improvement. HIV Incidence during a Cluster-Randomized Trial of Two Strategies Providing Voluntary Counselling and Testing at the Workplace, Zimbabwe Corbett EL, Makamure B, Cheung YB, Dauya E, Matambo R, Bandason T, Munyati SS, Mason PR, Butterworth AE, Hayes RJ.

AIDS. Feb 19;21(4) Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health. opinion towards the workplace environment and its impact on performance.

WORKPLACE OF TODAY Interestingly, the workplace of today is characterized by two opposing trends. On the one hand, employees are given leeway in the way they dress and act. On the other hand, the management’s tendency to micromanage has increased. Professional Employee Association, in those areas where this handbook and the Agreement address the same issue, the Agreement prevails.

Employee Acknowledgement It is the employee's responsibility to read this handbook, any policies referenced within this handbook, and revisions to this handbook as they Size: 2MB.

Employee engagement is an important aspect and it only happens when employee is free and has no trouble poking them in their work irrespective of the work being personal or professional. A focused and dedicated employee is the real outcome which is why this program aims to be delivering.

Highly motivated: The employees seek to perform their duty with full. employee benefits are evaluated on an undiscounted basis. Recognition and evaluation of the benefits When an employee has rendered a service to an enterprise during an accounting period, the enterprise should recognize the undiscounted amount of the short term employee benefits, expected to be paid in exchange for that service:File Size: KB.

Notwithstanding the fact that the Employee Assistant Practitioners do also address the growing HIV/AIDS concerns in the workplace – including psycho-social problems of employees and their families there is minimal acknowledgment of the EAPs’ roles, – and little recognition of their welfare and well-being programmes.

Employee benefits 27 Dismissals and grievances 32 Chapter 3 3. Framework for managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace 39 Principles underlying a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS 39 Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace 40 Implementation guidelines 43 Appendix A: HIV/AIDS/Epidemic in perspective 66 Basic facts on HIV/AIDS With employer healthcare costs on the rise, workplace wellness has become the hot topic among HR professionals and employers.

But what starts with excitement and enthusiasm is often met with frustration as employees under utilize these programs or do not use them at all.The adidas AG runs a company-wide HIV/AIDS policy that is available to all employees on the intranet.

The policy is based on guidance from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and contains: General guidance on HIV/AIDS; An employee guide; Guidelines for HR managers on workplace care and support.

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