New Jersey Expands Earned Sick Leave and Temporary Disability Benefits Laws To Clarify Coronavirus-Related Eligibility

On March 25, 2020, the Governor of New Jersey signed into law legislation expanding the state’s existing Earned Sick Leave Law and Temporary Disability Benefits Law, to cover additional leaves of absence necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Generally, the legislation amends the laws to define employee eligibility for paid leave benefits during times when the … Continued

Coronavirus and the Workforce: California State Agencies Issue Guidance

At ReedGroup, we manage employee leaves of absence, so we are acutely aware that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing huge disruption for most employers. ReedGroup will continue to offer its clients coronavirus guidance as developments arise in the coming days and weeks. As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in the United States, administrative agencies have … Continued

The Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know

Employers must contend with many issues that occur outside of the workplace and out of their control. The outbreak of the Coronavirus is a perfect example of why every employer should have a pandemic preparedness program in place for the safety of their employees. With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, Reed Group is providing this … Continued

Top 5 Tips for Understanding New Paid Leave Laws

New paid leave laws keep coming! Just when you think you’ve mastered the existing laws, a new one is enacted and you have to review your policies and practices all over again. To help ease the burden, here are our top five tips for keeping abreast of the new paid leave landscape. Tip #1: New … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Illness Law Goes into Effect February 20

On February 20, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Leave for Catastrophic Illness law, which provides six days of paid leave for employees for their own serious illness, goes into effect. The law contains the following provisions: Employee Eligiblity: All employees, including exempt, non-exempt employees, and temporary employees, are covered once they have worked more than 12 months … Continued