Sick Leave Updates at the Local Level

Spring brings with it several developments in sick leave laws as Georgia and Arizona pass new legislation, plus Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Cook County get in the mix with new proposed regulations interpreting their sick leave laws: On May 8, the Governor of Georgia signed a new Georgia Kin Care law, Senate Bill 201.  The … Continued

Maryland and Indiana Take Steps Toward Paid Leave Laws

Consistent with the recent trend we’ve observed of providing employees with paid leave to care for themselves or family members, two more states have leave laws on the verge of enactment. The bills, which await their respective Governor’s signature, demonstrate how different states pursue this path with varying types of mandatory paid leave programs. The … Continued

Another Employer Win: Employee Participation Is Necessary

Employer leave policies and procedures, and court decisions regarding them and their interplay with state and federal leave laws, are a frequent ReedGroup blog topic. Recently, such as the case we reported on earlier this month, ReedGroup has seen a trend in cases in which the employer prevails, thanks partly to timely notifications that detail … Continued

How to Calculate FMLA During the Holidays

Are you up to speed on how to calculate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement during the holiday season? FMLA usage and holiday pay are determined based on several factors, including: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FMLA regulations and provisions; your employer’s policies; whether your company is open for business on holidays; and whether … Continued

DOL Announces New FMLA Guidance and Poster

New FMLA Employer Guide. If you love leave law the way we love leave law, then you know that this week is the 2016 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference. ReedGroup is a partner-sponsor of this event and has several representatives in attendance. This morning started off with a bang as the DOL Branch Chief for … Continued

Customer Success Story: Reed Group and ExpressJet: Partners for Streamlined Absence Management

Streamlined Absence Management The History. ExpressJet has grown to become the largest regional air carrier in the world, with a fleet of over 380 aircraft, serving 193 airports in 40 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico. ExpressJet employs 8,600 employees providing airline customers with over 1,800 daily scheduled departures. Delivering … 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

Paid Sick Leave Update: City and State Laws Come Under Fire

Recent municipal and state paid sick leave laws continue to stir up controversy in city councils and state legislatures across the nation. Here’s a recap of the latest news: Eugene, Oregon – Delayed Enforcement of Paid Sick Leave? On July 30th of 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a paid sick leave ordinance, set to … Continued

Employers: Are You Analyzing Your Employees’ ADA Accommodation Requests Too Narrowly? Beware of This Pitfall!

By: Lori Welty, Compliance Counsel and Marti Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer When an employee approaches your HR representative with a request for a disability-related accommodation, does HR only consider whether the request relates to the employee’s ability to do his or her job? According to the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, this may … Continued