ReedGroup’s VP of Compliance goes to Washington

ReedGroup’s VP of Compliance goes to Washington: Sits on panel with Labor Secretary, Hon. Alexander Acosta and EEOC’s Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic   Last week I was honored to participate on a panel with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Acting Chair, Victoria Lipnic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta, and … Continued

Another Domino Falls in Leave as an ADA Accommodation: Golden v. IHA Follows in Severson’s Footsteps

Last month, we blogged about the groundbreaking case of Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., which – at least for the 7th circuit –reigned in leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in contrast to the more forgiving guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Coalition (EEOC). To recap, the court in Severson … Continued

California Expands Parental Leave to Smaller Employers

On October 12, the Governor of California signed into law the California New Parent Leave Act (“CA New Parent Leave Act”), which requires employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid parental (bonding) leave for certain employees. The bill is effective on January 1, 2018.  The law includes the following provisions: Employee Eligibility:  To be eligible, … Continued

Possible Delay for the ERISA Disability Claims Handling Procedure Regulations

Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing a 90-day delay to the applicability of the ERISA disability claims handling regulations. The DOL’s NPRM is set for official publication on Thursday, October 12th.  In December of 2016, the DOL issued a Final Rule amending … Continued