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Paid Family & Medical Leave Update: What Employers Need to Know in 2022

Like tulips and daffodils, this spring brought leave absence activity popping up across the country, plenty of which was related to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) programs. As a refresher, there are 10 states with established or upcoming PFML programs, including California, Colorado (benefits payable beginning in 2024), Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire (benefits payable beginning in 2023), New … Continued

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Social Anxiety and the ADA

What are the most relatable phobias, in your opinion? Perhaps it is Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; Acrophobia, the fear of heights; Mysophobia, the fear of germs; or maybe Trypanophobia, the fear of injections. Social anxiety disorder is one type of phobia. For one employee of Gravity Diagnostics, in Kentucky, his lunch hour went awry … Continued

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Oregon Declares the End of the Public Health Emergency

As spring began to blossom in the Pacific Northwest, COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations began to decrease in Oregon. Prompted by the decline in COVID-19 numbers, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, announced that she will rescind her statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration. Governor Brown’s Executive Order 21-36 originally extended the current declaration of a public health emergency … Continued

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Avoiding Discrimination Around Pregnancy and Parenting Leaves: The $18 Million Reminder of What Not to Do

When one thinks of a discrimination lawsuit, it is reasonable jump to age, race, gender, or sexual harassment. Indeed, these are common fact patterns in discrimination cases across the country. However, discrimination in the workplace also extends to pregnancy and parenting. Discrimination can be blatant or subtle. Some discriminatory practices permeate the leave of absence … Continued

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How to Keep Vaccine-Hesitant Employees on Staff

Can employers who require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment successfully keep staff members who want to refuse inoculation? Maybe. To be successful it will surely take communication and understanding . Termination warnings may seem effective, but it’s possible and worth the effort to persuade some vaccine-resistant employees. Changing minds requires understanding the psychology … Continued

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Workspace Ergonomics Tips & Tricks

A proper ergonomic workspace is essential to both your health and wellness. Whether you are working from home or back in the office, take a moment to make sure your workspace is set up to help you succeed. ReedGroup has identified some quick tips to ensure your workspace is optimized for your continued comfort and … Continued

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State PFML Proposals Flood Legislative Dockets

Since January, all but a handful of state legislatures have reconvened for the 2022 legislative session. With the start of these new sessions, the legislative flood gates have been opened, including a deluge of bills that would create new paid family and medical leave state programs, insurance benefits, or employer-sponsored paid leave. Although many of … Continued

Exercise & Anxiety, Research Brief

We are kicking off a new series to present our own research and the work of other leading scientists in the field in Research Briefs. Each quarter we will dive into a different topic. Here at MDGuidelines we know that research is key to fine tuning care for patients and clients so they can return to their regular lives quickly and safely.