Telecommuting – Is an Employer Required to Allow it?

Telecommuting – working from home – is an option more and more workers are choosing as technology bridges the gap between home and office. Of course, not all roles lend themselves to telecommuting, and not all employers are amenable to it. When it comes to accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act, however, an employer … Continued

ReedGroup Compliance Webinar: February 27, 2018

Are you up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation?    Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. During this quick and informational session you will learn about: The latest on the status of the ERISA Disability Claims Handling Procedure, set to … 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

ReedGroup’s VP of Compliance goes to Washington

ReedGroup’s VP of Compliance goes to Washington: Sits on panel with Labor Secretary, Hon. Alexander Acosta and EEOC’s Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic   Last week I was honored to participate on a panel with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Acting Chair, Victoria Lipnic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta, and … Continued

Another Domino Falls in Leave as an ADA Accommodation: Golden v. IHA Follows in Severson’s Footsteps

Last month, we blogged about the groundbreaking case of Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., which – at least for the 7th circuit –reigned in leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in contrast to the more forgiving guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Coalition (EEOC). To recap, the court in Severson … Continued

Long-Awaited EEOC Guidance on Leave as an Accommodation Finally Released

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its long-awaited guidance regarding leave as an accommodation, “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act.” The EEOC has not provided significant direction on leave as an accommodation since 2002, when it issued the broader report, “Enforcement Guidance Regarding Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans … Continued

Drinking from the Leave of Absence Firehose

We in ReedGroup’s Compliance Department are shameless leave of absence junkies. So as you can imagine, any time we are able to get together with other colleagues in the industry, we love to share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and look to the future of leave of absence management. In the past week, Reed Group drank from the … Continued

An Informal Chat with EEOC Commissioners Feldblum and Lipnic

Some people get excited about backstage passes to a concert. At Reed Group, the opportunity to meet and discuss leave issues with EEOC commissioners gets our engines running.  This week, I had the good fortune to meet with Commissioners Feldblum and Lipnic of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as part of an informal discussion … Continued