The Intersection of FFCRA Leave, PTO, and Other Leaves

The Intersection of FFCRA Leave, PTO, and Other Leaves Employers and employees alike are struggling to understand which leaves and time-off benefits may be used for COVID-19 related reasons. For employers who are subject to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), many questions continue to crop up. For example, may employees use their company-provided … Continued

More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Another day, another group of Q&As from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)! In recent days, the DOL published 20 new Q&As regarding employee benefits and employer obligations under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act). As we’ve written previously, the FFCRA … Continued

New Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Basic Guidelines, And Get Ready to Put Up a Poster

UPDATE: Today, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) promulgated temporary regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which went into effect on April 1. These temporary regulations reaffirm the guidance issued by the DOL in its previously issued Q&As. The IRS also got into the game on Tuesday evening, by issuing a directive … 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

Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests

Recent military deployments to the Middle East may result in employers seeing an increase in military-related leave requests.  When managing leave of absence requests from members of the military, employers have two statutory provisions to consider.  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ((USERRA).  Both laws provide job … Continued

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Poster and Notice Available

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) made available its Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) poster and employer notice to employees. By January 1, 2020, employers with employees working in Washington must post the mandatory PFML poster in a conspicuous place in their Washington worksites. Employers also must provide the notice to employees who may … Continued

Reasonable Accommodations Available to NY Domestic Violence Victims Starting November 18, 2019

Victims of domestic violence gained additional employment protections under a new law recently signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Effective November 18, 2019, NY Senate Bill 1040 offers reasonable accommodations to victims when needing time off of work as well as protection from discrimination. Covered Victims of Domestic Violence A “victim of domestic violence” … Continued

Department of Labor Wants Your Feedback on Proposed FMLA Form Revisions

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced they are seeking public feedback on proposed revised versions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms that the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) makes available for use in leave administration. The WHD has proposed revisions to all five FMLA certification forms, as … Continued