FMLA Notifications: Mail or Email?

Two courts recently handed down decisions* regarding how employers send FMLA notifications, and suddenly everyone is asking, “email or first-class mail?” Here’s the legal background: the first case involved the sufficiency of mailing an FMLA determination notice via US first class postage. The second case involved emailing a recertification notice. In each case, the employee … Continued

Finding Fault in Your No-Fault Attendance Policy

By: Ashlee Brennan, J.D., Compliance Associate and Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance At Reed Group we’ve been talking about leave as an accommodation for years. We wrote a white paper on the topic when it became clear the EEOC would not issue long-awaited guidance on leave as an accommodation. Three years later we are … Continued

State Pregnancy Leave and Accommodation Laws

Three federal laws and enforcement priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are making state pregnancy leave and accommodations laws a subject of concern for employers who want to be in compliance and do the right thing for their employees. In addition to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), … Continued