In the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane on the afternoon of Sunday August 29, 2021, inflicting heavy damage, causing extreme flooding, and knocking out power across southern Louisiana and into Mississippi. ReedGroup keeps our colleagues, their families, and all affected communities in our thoughts. We’re committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion. … Continued


Absence Management Academy Earlier this month, we teamed up with our colleagues at Guardian to present the second installment in our “Absence Management Academy” webinar series. Over two thousand people signed up for the “FMLA Deep Dive” presentation. Hundreds of questions came in (far more than our presenters could answer!). The webinar recording is getting … Continued

D.C. Extends Public Health Emergency and COVID-19 Leave

On Friday, we published a blog informing readers of the expiration of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Order 2021-038, which extended the public health emergency through May 20, 2021. A consequence of the expiration of the public health emergency in D.C. will be the termination of employees’ right to take “COVID-19 leave” under the … Continued

Federal Court Invalidates Multiple Provisions of DOL FFCRA Rule

In an August 3, 2020 Opinion and Order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York invalidated multiple provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule implementing the leave-related requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The federal judge ruled that numerous provisions in the rule were unlawful … Continued