Same-Sex Unions – What’s Happening Where?

By Martha J. Cardi, Reed Group Chief Compliance Officer Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia officially recognize some form of union between individuals of the same gender.  These are variously designated as domestic partnerships, civil unions, or same-sex marriages.  The legal effect of these unions varies from state to state.  This article provides … Continued

Employer’s toolbox: Use Your Sick Leave Policy to Curb FMLA Abuse

By Martha J. Cardi, Reed Group Chief Compliance Officer Last quarter we wrote about how employers can curb FMLA abuse by creating a toolbox for  absence management which includes a strong attendance policy.  View.   Reed Group now recommends adding to your toolbox: the sick leave policy. Employers are often concerned that employees are misusing FMLA … Continued