The Year Wraps up with Paid Family Leave in San Francisco and D.C.

San Francisco Finalizes Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Rules We recently blogged about San Francisco’s proposed Rules interpreting its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (“PPLO”). The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement published the final Rules on December 23. Also published is the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Form which employers must provide to employees, and … Continued

DOL Issues New ERISA Regulations Regarding Disability Plan Administration

On Monday, December 19, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published final changes to ERISA regulations governing disability plan administration. According to the DOL’s fact sheet, the purpose of the changes is to promote fairness for claimants and strengthen the regulations regarding disability claims determinations and appeals to align them with the Affordable Care … Continued

The EEOC Speaks to Doctors

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a publication addressing the mental health provider’s role in a person’s request for an ADA workplace accommodation. It’s not typical for the EEOC, the agency that enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or the Department of Labor (DOL), the agency that enforces the Family and … Continued

How to Calculate FMLA During the Holidays

Are you up to speed on how to calculate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement during the holiday season? FMLA usage and holiday pay are determined based on several factors, including: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FMLA regulations and provisions; your employer’s policies; whether your company is open for business on holidays; and whether … Continued

Family Matters: Accommodating for the Care of a Disabled Family Member

Earlier this year, California surprised employers by issuing a court decision that required an employer to accommodate a non-disabled employee who needed an accommodation to care for his disabled son. If you are a frequent ReedGroup webinar attendee (we like to call you people “ReedGroupies”!), you know that ReedGroup’s Compliance Team has reported on the … Continued

FMLA Compliance Continues to be a DOL Audit Target

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to be active in auditing employers’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance. Will you be ready if your organization is next on the DOL’s audit list? The best way to prepare — and avoid future FMLA claims — is to conduct a self-audit of your company’s FMLA processes that … Continued