Four HR policies that may increase absenteeism…and how to fix them

HR leaders create policies that they believe will support a healthy and productive workplace. Sometimes, however, those policies can backfire. Here are four policies that ReedGroup has identified as potent drivers of absenteeism within an organization, along with some tips and tactics that will counterbalance these absentee drivers and help tip the scales in your … Continued

New York Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect September 30, 2020

On September 30, 2020, many New York employees will begin accruing leave under New York state’s new paid sick leave law. Enacted in April as part of a state budget bill (S7506B), the new law applies to all employers in New York regardless of size and is important to understand in the context of absence … Continued

Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees 

Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees  As some employers begin plans for reopening their workplaces, many have concerns on how to manage employees with preexisting conditions that may make them more susceptible to COVID-19.  A poll taken after one of Reed Group’s recent webinars showed that the top priority for employers was implementing safety measures for employees.  Some of those concerns were addressed on May 7, 2020 when the EEOC … Continued

Part 2: 7 of the Most Common Reasons Employees Don’t Go to Work

Is your Organization’s Culture and Behavior Inadvertently Causing Absenteeism?   ReedGroup has identified seven of the most potent drivers of absenteeism within an organization. The first of this two-part series explored four of the seven pitfalls we’ve seen in some employer’s plan and policy designs that encourage employee absenteeism. This next part of the series … Continued

Part I: 7 of the Most Common Reasons Employees Don’t Go to Work

Are your policies inadvertently causing absenteeism? ReedGroup has identified seven of the most potent drivers of absenteeism within an organization. The first of this two-part series will explore four of the seven pitfalls we see in some employer’s plan and policy designs that encourage employee absenteeism.   Here are some tips and tactics that will counterbalance … Continued

The FMLA Turns 24!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 marks the 24th anniversary of the day the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became effective. Signed by President Bill Clinton on February 5, 1993, and made effective on August 5, 1993, the FMLA provides eligible employees with the right to job-protected unpaid leave for qualifying family and medical reasons. Under … Continued

Breaking News Regarding ERISA’s Disability Claims Handling Procedure Regulations

ReedGroup informed you in December of changes to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA’s) regulations impacting disability benefits. On July 20th, the Trump administration announced that these regulations are part of the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. These regulations are now on review for “law and policy” to determine … Continued

Massachusetts Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On July 27, 2017, the Governor of Massachusetts signed Massachusetts House Bill 3680, a pregnancy accommodation law (referred to here as the “Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act”). Effective April 1, 2018 , the law adds protection for employees experiencing pregnancy or related health conditions. Employee Eligibility: All employees are eligible. Covered Employers: All employers with 6 or more … Continued