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

Austin Breaks New Ground for Paid Sick and Safe Leave in Texas

Austin, Texas has broken ground by enacting Texas’s first local paid sick and safe leave law. Austin joins multiple cities across the country in enacting mandatory minimum sick and safe leave requirements for private employers. Approved on Friday, February 16, the law goes into effect on October 1, 2018 and contains the following provisions: Covered … Continued

ReedGroup Compliance Webinar: February 27, 2018

Are you up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation?    Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. During this quick and informational session you will learn about: The latest on the status of the ERISA Disability Claims Handling Procedure, set to … Continued

Maryland Overrides Veto of Healthy Working Families Act

On January 12, the Maryland General Assembly overrode the May 2017 veto of House Bill 1, the Healthy Working Families Act, which requires employers to provide paid and unpaid earned sick and safe leave to its employees. The law is effective February 11 and contains the following provisions: Covered Employers: Employers with 15 or more employees … Continued

ReedGroup’s Greatest Compliance Hits of 2017

ReedGroup’s compliance attorneys presented leave of absence highlights from 2017 at the final Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Colorado chapter meeting on Thursday, December 7th. The presentation focused on an annual wrap-up of the legislative changes, notable cases, and agency action related to leave of absence and disability. 2017 proved to be fruitful for legislators, … Continued

ReedGroup Quarterly Absence and Disability Compliance Webinar

Wednesday, November 29, 201710-11 am (Denver) MT Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. This quick and informational session will ensure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation. Learn about: The latest on the status of the … Continued

Dueling Paid Sick Leave Laws Enter the Federal Legislative Fray

It’s no secret that mandatory employer-provided paid sick leave has become a hot button issue in the landscape of the American economy. From Berkeley to New York City, from Washington State to Connecticut, cities, counties, and states have taken matters into their own hands, instituting a patchwork of ordinances and laws requiring employers to provide … Continued