$3.2 Million Decree Reminds Employers: Leaves of Absence and ADA Accommodation Go Hand in Hand

By Marti J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group Many employers may treat their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as unrelated to their management of leaves of absence because they are required under other laws or policies, such as the FMLA, company disability leaves, or workers’ compensation. A recent settlement by the … Continued

The Bridge to…Justice? New DOL Program Likely to Increase Employee FMLA Lawsuits

By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an unprecedented cooperative venture with the plaintiffs’ bar through the American Bar Association (ABA), called the Bridge to Justice. Effective December 13, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the ABA will assist potential plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel … Continued

Reed Group Proudly Sponsors DMEC

by Kevin Curry, Reed Group Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader If you’re an employer, absence management and return to work can be a real challenge. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. The mission of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is to help employers develop cost-saving programs and return employees to productive … Continued

MDGuidelines’ New & Enhanced Predictive Modeling Helps You Tailor RTW Durations for Individual Cases

Great news! Reed Group’s MDGuidelines now has a newly upgraded predictive modeling tool for tailoring return-to-work (RTW) durations for disability, workers’ compensation, absence management and health care. Many factors can influence recovery times, and employers, insurers, TPAs and healthcare practitioners all struggle to accurately predict when injured or ill employees will be able to return … Continued