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

Voting Leave Law Analyses Now on LeaveAdvisor

Election Day is right around the corner! Do you know if you’re located in a state that requires employers to grant their employees time off to vote? Find out with ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor, which includes analyses of voting leave laws for all 32 states that have them. With LeaveAdvisor, you can stay up to date on … 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

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

Same Sex Marriage Confusion from the DOL

By: Martha J. Cardi, Esq. and Megan G. Holstein, Esq. Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law.  We’ve written on the impact of the … Continued

New Resources: FMLA and Mental Health

Reed Group’s Chief Compliance Officer, Marti Cardi, was a lead speaker at the opening sessions of the 2013 Annual conference for the Disability Management Employer Coalition in Atlanta last week.  The conference focused this year on mental and behavioral health issues.  Keynote speaker Rosalynn Carter addressed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and … Continued

Reed Group mourns the loss of Randy Herndon

Reed Group has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of Randy Herndon, Vice President, Service and Software Sales.  Randy is survived by his wife and two grown children. Randy joined Reed Group in April, 2012. He knew our industry well, learned our business quickly and has been a constant force of optimism and good … Continued