Sign up for our Quarterly Compliance Webinar on February 23, 2017

Join Reed Group for our complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation compliance webinar. Make sure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the country. Learn about: The latest in federal, state, and municipal leave laws, including the new D.C. Paid Family Leave law and changes … Continued

Illinois Amends the Employee Sick Leave Act

On January 13, the Governor of Illinois signed an amendment to the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (IL ESLA), a “kin care” type law that allows employees to use personal sick leave benefits to care for certain family members.   The amendment goes into effect immediately. The key changes to the law are as follows: Changes … Continued

Using MDGuidelines’ Formulary to Investigate Opioid Prescribing Patterns

Summary of Research Brief Using an extensive database of ~1.9 million short-term disability and workers’ compensation claims, we investigated for leave claims where opioids were prescribed contrary to the MDGuidelines’ Formulary recommendation. We found ~3% of the claims had an opioid prescription that was either moderately or strongly recommended against in our Formulary. We found … Continued

Stay Out of Hot Water Managing Leaves and Accommodations

Employers face many compliance issues when it comes to managing employee leaves and accommodations. Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law and the EEOC’s recent guidance on employer-provided ADA leave as an accommodation have made these decisions even more difficult for HR professionals, leave and accommodations managers, compliance officers, and business leaders. Learn how to avoid costly … Continued

Internationally Based Employees and FMLA Eligibility

You may have found yourself wondering how to manage an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility when he or she has previously worked outside of the United States. Do the hours the employee worked internationally count toward eligibility? The simple answer is ‘no.’ Back to the basics. An employee is eligible under the … Continued