Research Brief: The Negative Relationship between Depression Severity and Antidepressant Adherence

Summary Antidepressant adherence has been shown to improve health outcomes and reduce workplace costs. We calculated antidepressant adherence rates using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) acute and continuation phase treatment measures in a nationwide dataset (n = 5,648). We found that only 49% and 31% of patients were adherent in the acute … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Illness Law Goes into Effect February 20

On February 20, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Leave for Catastrophic Illness law, which provides six days of paid leave for employees for their own serious illness, goes into effect. The law contains the following provisions: Employee Eligiblity: All employees, including exempt, non-exempt employees, and temporary employees, are covered once they have worked more than 12 months … Continued

Austin Breaks New Ground for Paid Sick and Safe Leave in Texas

Austin, Texas has broken ground by enacting Texas’s first local paid sick and safe leave law. Austin joins multiple cities across the country in enacting mandatory minimum sick and safe leave requirements for private employers. Approved on Friday, February 16, the law goes into effect on October 1, 2018 and contains the following provisions: Covered … Continued

ReedGroup Compliance Webinar: February 27, 2018

Are you up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation?    Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. During this quick and informational session you will learn about: The latest on the status of the ERISA Disability Claims Handling Procedure, set to … Continued

Twenty-Five Years – the FMLA and Beyond

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago, employees had no mandated job protection to take leave for the basic rights under the FMLA – time needed for their own or a family member’s serious health condition, … Continued