So, your employee calls in and requests time off under FMLA. You grant the request. You’re checking Facebook the next day and find fresh photos of your “sick” employee, enjoying a night on the town with friends. What can you do about it? Read more.
By Kevin Curry, Reed Group Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader As I reviewed the results of the in-depth survey that Reed Group conducted with Spring Consulting Group on employer practices around the Americans with Disabilities Act, I kept finding reminders of a simple fact: the ADA is not easy for employers to interpret. … Continued
By Lori Welty, Reed Group Compliance Counsel On September 25, Jersey City became New Jersey’s first city, and the nation’s sixth, to require private employers to offer paid sick leave. We have previously written about other cities enacting similar ordinances, and it certainly appears that this trend is continuing to gain momentum. Jersey City’s ordinance … Continued
By: Lori Welty, Compliance Counsel and Marti Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer When an employee approaches your HR representative with a request for a disability-related accommodation, does HR only consider whether the request relates to the employee’s ability to do his or her job? According to the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, this may … Continued
Most employers have policies regarding when and how an employee is required to report absences from work, whether planned or unanticipated. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows an employer to require an employee taking FMLA leave to comply with the employer’s usual and customary notice and procedural requirements for requesting leave, absent … Continued
By: Martha J. Cardi, Esq. and Megan G. Holstein, Esq. Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law. We’ve written on the impact of the … Continued