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

EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance

How the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help you keep your employees safe, explained by James Venable, Esq., SPHR and Sue Woods, Esq. Transcript: Welcome to our weekly podcast. I’m your host, James Venable. I’m the Vice President of Compliance and Employment Law for ReedGroup, … Continued

New EEOC Guidance on ADA Reasonable Accommodations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Grappling with reasonable accommodation requests from disabled employees can be difficult, even without layering COVID-19 related concerns on top of the process. To help employers stay compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Q&As regarding how to address the interactive process during the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued

In the Aftermath of a Tornado near Nashville, TN: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster

After a powerful storm early on Tuesday, March 3 left at least twenty-five deaths and extensive damage in several counties in central Tennessee, ReedGroup kept our colleagues, their families, and all Tennesseans in our thoughts. We’re committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion. Here are some reminders and considerations when it comes to disability, … Continued

The Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know About COVID-19

Employers must contend with many issues that occur outside of the workplace and out of their control. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, “2019-nCoV” or COVID-19, is a perfect example of why every employer should have a pandemic preparedness program in place for the safety of their employees. Background Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is an … Continued

Reasonable Accommodations Available to NY Domestic Violence Victims Starting November 18, 2019

Victims of domestic violence gained additional employment protections under a new law recently signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Effective November 18, 2019, NY Senate Bill 1040 offers reasonable accommodations to victims when needing time off of work as well as protection from discrimination. Covered Victims of Domestic Violence A “victim of domestic violence” … Continued

Can a Leave of Absence be an Accommodation under the ADA?

Featuring: James Venable, VP of Compliance and Lori Welty, Esq., Senior Compliance Counsel Learn more about an employer’s obligations to provide a leave of absence when an employee isn’t eligible for, or has used up their FMLA leave. ReedGroup’s lawyers will analyze the key differences between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FMLA and … Continued

ReedGroup’s Greatest Compliance Hits of 2017

ReedGroup’s compliance attorneys presented leave of absence highlights from 2017 at the final Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Colorado chapter meeting on Thursday, December 7th. The presentation focused on an annual wrap-up of the legislative changes, notable cases, and agency action related to leave of absence and disability. 2017 proved to be fruitful for legislators, … Continued