Never a Dull Moment in the Paid Leave Landscape

It’s coming from all sides – national, state, municipal, and company policies.  Paid time off – whether sick, family, or parental, is gaining momentum as a shiny new and attractive employee benefit. Read on for the latest and greatest news on this topic. Company-Provided Paid Parental Leave – More Large Companies Joining the Fray We … Continued

Sick Leave Redux…again

California Amends the Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Employers, don’t get too comfortable! Just as California’s paid sick leave law (the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014), became effective the Governor signed a July 14 bill amending it. Some of these significant and welcomed changes include: Defined salary calculations: For nonexempt employees, employers … Continued

Whirlwind week brings Major Changes in our Leave Landscape

Supreme Court Rules: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 states In the biggest news this week, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages AND recognize same-sex marriages licensed and performed out-of-state.  We’ve blogged about same-sex marriage laws quite … 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

See you at DMEC?

Next week there’s a big conference that draws a lot of interesting people in our industry, the DMEC (Disability Management Employer Coalition) annual conference. Reed Group is a major sponsor of this event, and we’ll be there to present on two important topics: “”Three Ways To ADA”: We’re presenting alongside leaders from Lowe’s, CenturyLink and Intel to … 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