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

COMING SOON: FMLA Summer School

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

To Give or To Receive in Pennsylvania: Job Protections for Organ or Tissue Donation

Effective June 26, 2021, covered employers will have one more job protection leave to pay attention to. Here’s the gist: What: Living Donor Protection Act Who: Pennsylvania employers subject to federal FMLA obligations Who else: Pennsylvania employees who meet the same eligibility requirements as the federal FMLA Why: Job protected absences due to surgery prep … Continued

New FMLA Forms Have Arrived!

With little fanfare, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published revised model notices and forms for use with administering Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave requests. On July 16, 2020, the DOL posted the revised forms on its FMLA webpage. As we reported last August, the DOL sought public feedback on proposed changes to … Continued