Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law By President Trump

President Trump signed into law Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed in a 90-8 vote in the Senate. The final version of the legislation contains important changes from the iteration of the bill discussed in our earlier published blog including eligible leave reasons, leave compensation caps, and voluntary exclusions … Continued

Coronavirus and the Workforce: California State Agencies Issue Guidance

At ReedGroup, we manage employee leaves of absence, so we are acutely aware that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing huge disruption for most employers. ReedGroup will continue to offer its clients coronavirus guidance as developments arise in the coming days and weeks. As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in the United States, administrative agencies have … Continued

In the Aftermath of a Tornado near Nashville, TN: Impact on Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management

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 is keeping 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, leave, and … Continued

Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests

Recent military deployments to the Middle East may result in employers seeing an increase in military-related leave requests.  When managing leave of absence requests from members of the military, employers have two statutory provisions to consider.  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ((USERRA).  Both laws provide job … Continued

Another Red State Joins the Push for Paid Family Leave

Tennessee will become the tenth state to offer paid leave to state employees. On January 7, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an Executive Order that will provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for state employees to care for their children, family members, family members on active military duty, and for their own … Continued

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Poster and Notice Available

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) made available its Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) poster and employer notice to employees. By January 1, 2020, employers with employees working in Washington must post the mandatory PFML poster in a conspicuous place in their Washington worksites. Employers also must provide the notice to employees who may … Continued

Massachusetts Publishes Draft Regulations for Paid Family and Medical Leave

On January 23, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) provided our first look at its draft regulations for the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program (MA PFML). As we’ve previously written, the MA PFML will provide temporary wage replacement to eligible workers when they take medical or family leave for … Continued