Finding Fault in Your No-Fault Attendance Policy

At Reed Group we’ve been talking about leave as an accommodation for years. We wrote a white paper on the topic when it became clear the EEOC would not issue long-awaited guidance on leave as an accommodation. Three years later we are still waiting for guidance, and the EEOC continues to find fault in employer … Continued

When 12 Weeks of Leave is Just the Beginning…

Employers know that terminating an employee because they are disabled is against federal law, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act,  but what happens when the employee needs a leave of absence and their FMLA benefits have run out?  Providing leave as a reasonable accommodation is nothing new.  We have studied this issue extensively and published … Continued

Judge Posner cites Reed Group’s DisabilityGuidelines™ as ADA Accommodation Authority in Lawsuit Opinion

By Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance In a recent court ruling, Judge Richard Posner, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, cited Reed Group’s DisabilityGuidelines™ as a pivotal tool in the decision making process for Kauffman v. Petersen Health Care. The court ruled on behalf of the plaintiff, finding that … Continued

Are you ready to feed your thirst for ADAAA and FMLA knowledge?

Take a look at Jeff Nowak’s blog post detailing some great upcoming opportunities for beefing up your absence and compliance expertise; the NELI ADA & FMLA Compliance Update (three dates, three locations!) and the DMEC ADA & FMLA Compliance Conference, all in April. We are particularly partial to the DMEC conference, which features Reed Group’s … Continued

New Guidance on Pregnancy Enforcement From The EEOC – It Impacts Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodations

By Megan Holstein and Lori Welty The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just updated its guidance regarding pregnant employees. We’ve been waiting for this: on June 14th, the EEOC announced its issuance of a new guidance for employers regarding pregnancy discrimination and accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities … Continued

Three Ways to Improve Your ADA Practices

 By Kevin Curry, Reed Group Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader As I reviewed the results of the in-depth survey that Reed Group conducted with Spring Consulting Group on employer practices around the Americans with Disabilities Act, I kept finding reminders of a simple fact: the ADA is not easy for employers to interpret. … Continued