Rhode Island and North Dakota Pass Pregnancy Accommodation Laws

This summer, both Rhode Island and North Dakota passed legislation which requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. The Rhode Island amendment is effective immediately, and the North Dakota law will be effective August 1. Below is our handy dandy chart that will help employers understand the specific requirements of each law:   … Continued

Colorado’s School Involvement Leave Fades into the Sunset

It’s not often that we blog about a leave law expiring. However, the Colorado Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Leave, which provided employees with 18 hours of unpaid leave per academic year to attend certain school activities, is doing just that. Beginning in September, Colorado employers will no longer be required to provide school activities … Continued

Reed Group Debuts ReedConsults℠ Service

New offering provides clinical consultation services for Reed Group customers. Westminster, Colo. – March 2, 2015 – Reed Group, a leading provider of absence management and health care solutions, today announced the launch of ReedConsults℠, a clinical case management review service available to Reed Group’s customers. Reed Group has long provided customers with its DisabilityGuidelines™ … Continued

Breaking News from the Department of Labor: Effective March 27th, the FMLA’s Definition of Marriage is Revised to Include Same-Sex Marriages Nationwide

By Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance and Lori Welty, Esq., Compliance Attorney The Department of Labor has announced that it will issue a Final Rule on Wednesday, February 25th expanding the definition of spouse under the FMLA. We wrote about this back in June 2014 when it was first proposed.  The final version amends … Continued

Super Bowl Monday Hangover– The Unofficial Winter Holiday

By: Kevin Curry, SVP and National Practice Leader and Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance Recently, we provided our thoughts and a few statistics to Inc. Magazine for its article How to Plan for Your Employees’ Super Bowl Hangovers. Because this topic is of utmost relevance to our readers, we have expanded our thoughts regarding … Continued

The Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Same Sex Marriage; how will this impact leave of absence?

By: Lori Welty, Esq., Compliance Attorney and Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance Back in October, we blogged about the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking non-decision. The court declined to hear five appeals from federal circuit court decisions holding that state bans of same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. Typically the Supreme Court hears circuit level cases involving conflict. … Continued