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 COVID-19 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 About COVID-19

Employers must contend with many issues that occur outside of the workplace and out of their control. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, “2019-nCoV” or COVID-19, is a perfect example of why every employer should have a pandemic preparedness program in place for the safety of their employees. Background Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is an … 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

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