New Opioid Chapter Added to Reed Group DisabilityGuidelines™ (formerly MDGuidelines and ACOEM Practice Guidelines)

Opioids have gotten a ton of attention lately from the mainstream media (here’s one sample, from National Public Radio) which is great news – the public needs to know more about the serious risks that accompany opioid use, since opioids currently cause about 16,000 fatalities annually in the US alone, up from 14,800 in 2008. Reed … Continued

Yikes! Is FMLA Usage a Matter of Employee Choice? Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. (Ninth Cir., Feb. 25, 2014)

Employers, beware. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals* has issued a decision that adds another wrinkle to your FMLA administration. This case is a pro-employee decision hiding in sheep’s clothing. Even though the employer won on the specific facts of the case, the court’s holding creates complications for FMLA management, muddies employers’ FMLA obligations, and … Continued