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By: Lori Welty, Esq., Compliance Attorney President Obama Makes State and Federal Paid Sick Leave a Priority: Paid sick leave isn’t a new concept –states and localities have been muddling through this topic for years. Reed Group has blogged about it many times over the last few years.  Since San Francisco broke ground in 2006 … Continued

Massachusetts Updates Its Parental Leave Law

By: Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance and Jody Handerson, Reed Group Editorial Staff Good news for moms AND dads in Massachusetts! On January 7th, the Governor signed House Bill 865, amending the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (Massachusetts Parental Leave Act (MA PLA)). The amendments make the law gender neutral, entitling both male and female … Continued

Can the right software help you improve compliance?

Let’s cut to the chase: Yes, the right absence management software can help you improve compliance. You’re reading this post because you want to know HOW, right?    Our very own Jason Cole (he’s Reed Group’s VP of Software Development) just wrote an article about “how” for ColoradoBIZ magazine. He included some good tips on … Continued

FMLA Notifications: Mail or Email?

Two courts recently handed down decisions* regarding how employers send FMLA notifications, and suddenly everyone is asking, “email or first-class mail?” Here’s the legal background: the first case involved the sufficiency of mailing an FMLA determination notice via US first class postage. The second case involved emailing a recertification notice. In each case, the employee … Continued

Finding Fault in Your No-Fault Attendance Policy

By: Ashlee Brennan, J.D., Compliance Associate and Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance At Reed Group we’ve been talking about leave as an accommodation for years. We wrote a white paper on the topic when it became clear the EEOC would not issue long-awaited guidance on leave as an accommodation. Three years later we are … Continued

State Pregnancy Leave and Accommodation Laws

Three federal laws and enforcement priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are making state pregnancy leave and accommodations laws a subject of concern for employers who want to be in compliance and do the right thing for their employees. In addition to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), … Continued

The Seasons and the Leave Laws are Changing

By: Megan Holstein, Reed Group Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law As the seasons change from summer to fall, so too do leave of absence laws. And it’s been busy lately on the legislative and regulatory front: here’s a summary of the changes made over the last few weeks. California:  On August 30, California passed … Continued

Why You Want To Work For Reed Group

As of today, Reed Group has 23 open positions. Most are brand new jobs in departments that are expanding. If you’re reading this blog, you probably know something about us already. But you might not know that this is a great place to work. Reed Group is a leader in a niche industry (absence management) … Continued