Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests

Recent military deployments to the Middle East may result in employers seeing an increase in military-related leave requests.  When managing leave of absence requests from members of the military, employers have two statutory provisions to consider.  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ((USERRA).  Both laws provide job … Continued

Caring for Those Impacted by Natural Disasters

Just as people are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, including our colleagues in ReedGroup’s Woodlands, Texas, office, our Texas clients, and their employees, ReedGroup is preparing for Hurricane Irma and her aftermath. ReedGroup’s Orlando office will close this afternoon as we monitor Hurricane Irma’s path, and ReedGroup’s clients will again be serviced by our other locations … Continued

Caring for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey through Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management

ReedGroup is keeping our colleagues, their families, and all Texas and Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts. Our Woodlands, Texas office will be closed for the remainder of this week, and our clients are being serviced by our other locations and work-from-home employees. ReedGroup is concerned about our employees and those of … Continued

Same Sex Marriage Confusion from the DOL

By: Martha J. Cardi, Esq. and Megan G. Holstein, Esq. Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law.  We’ve written on the impact of the … Continued

Reed Group mourns the loss of Randy Herndon

Reed Group has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of Randy Herndon, Vice President, Service and Software Sales.  Randy is survived by his wife and two grown children. Randy joined Reed Group in April, 2012. He knew our industry well, learned our business quickly and has been a constant force of optimism and good … Continued

Leaves of Absence Come in all Sizes — Maryland Enacts New Law

By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, and Megan G. Holstein, Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law The governor of Maryland has signed into law a new leave of absence that entitles eligible employees a one-day leave of absence for the day that the employee’s immediate family member is leaving for or returning from active … Continued

A Leave for Every Reason – Coming Your Way in 2013!

By Marti Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group  Keeping up to date on leave of absence laws is a challenge for every employer, particularly for those with multi-state operations.  It is especially difficult to stay abreast of proposed legislation so that the employer is compliant as soon as a new or expanded law is passed.  … Continued

What Is Your USERRA IQ?

By Martha J. Cardi; Reed Group Chief Compliance Officer How much do you know about USERRA?  With anticipated returns of United States military personnel to the civilian workforce, every employer should brush up on this important law.  Here are some questions and answers that every employer should know regarding USERRA. USERRA is administered by the … Continued

Cat’s Paw Strikes Employer’s Defenses in USERRA and FMLA Cases

by Martha J. Cardi, Reed Group Chief Compliance Officer The “cat’s paw” theory of employer liability in employment cases has made headlines following the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Staub v. Proctor Hospital on March 1, 2011. Now, a federal court has also applied the cat’s paw theory to employees’ claims of employer interference … Continued