How the DOL’s New ERISA Rules Affect Employers

In Response to COVID-19 DOL Issues New Rule ERISA Rules, explained by James Venable Esq., SPHR and Sue Woods, Esq. Transcript: Welcome to our Podcast. I’m Sue Woods, and I’m Senior Compliance Counsel at ReedGroup, and I’m here with James Venable, Vice President of Compliance and Employment Law for ReedGroup, a Guardian company. Sue: These … 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

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

Dept. of Labor’s EBSA Delays ERISA Disability Regulations Until April 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced its Final Rule, issuing a 90-day delay to the applicability of the ERISA disability claims handling regulations (ERISA Regulation Amendments). The DOL’s Final Rule delaying the ERISA Regulation Amendments is set for official publication on Wednesday, November 29. In response to concerns that … Continued

ReedGroup Quarterly Absence and Disability Compliance Webinar

Wednesday, November 29, 201710-11 am (Denver) MT Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. This quick and informational session will ensure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation. Learn about: The latest on the status of the … Continued

Dueling Paid Sick Leave Laws Enter the Federal Legislative Fray

It’s no secret that mandatory employer-provided paid sick leave has become a hot button issue in the landscape of the American economy. From Berkeley to New York City, from Washington State to Connecticut, cities, counties, and states have taken matters into their own hands, instituting a patchwork of ordinances and laws requiring employers to provide … 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