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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

Workspace Ergonomics Tips

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.

Does the ADA Cover Long COVID?

“Long COVID” is a symptom or set of symptoms that persist for more than four weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the CDC. Ranging from fatigue to cognitive impairment, these effects can limit some people’s ability to work in the same way they could before they got the virus. Employers should understand the ADA implications related to absence management.  … Continued

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Absence Management: Expert Resources, At Your Fingertips

Managing employee leaves of absence has never been more complicated. ReedGroup provides a wealth of expert information on all aspects of absence management, available at no cost. Here are some of our most popular and frequently-accessed resources:  ReedGroup’s blog. Our blog is updated four or five times a month, and if you subscribe, you won’t … Continued

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

Both Connecticut and Oregon have been busy working on rules and regulations related to their respective state leave laws. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) published proposed regulations for its recently expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA), which became effective January 1, 2022. On the other side of the continent, the Oregon … Continued

Leave Related Government Issued Coronavirus Guidance For Employers/Employees

Jurisdiction Agency Guidance Federal EEOC Guidance What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Coronavirus Federal EEOC Guidance Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act Federal DOL Guidance COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers California Labor Commissioner’s … Continued