Compliance Webinar: (December 7, 2022) Absence Management Academy: A Deep Dive Into ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides important protections for individuals with disabilities. However, it isn’t always easy for employers to determine when those protections apply to the workplace especially when evaluating the request for an accommodation. Employers are faced with an even … Continued
Last month, we kicked off a three-part blog series in honor of National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM). Even though it’s now November and NDEAM is over, employees continue to have disabilities and health conditions that employers must consider as part of their overall absence, disability, and accommodations programs. In part I, we discussed managing leave … Continued
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
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
Violations of FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and ERISA are leading to serious lawsuits for employers. By the end of Q1 2021, employers paid close to $4M for FFCRA violations, per Helen Applewhaite (DMEC March 2021 Compliance Conference). How can employers avoid legal battles?
As employers plan to move employees back into the workplace, what are the various considerations employers must keep in mind when reopening their physical work locations?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides important protections for individuals with disabilities. However, it isn’t always easy for employers to determine when those protections apply to the workplace especially when evaluating the request for an accommodation. In fact, 2019 saw an 8.8% increase over 2018 in plaintiffs filing lawsuits1 highlighting how complicated administering the ADA … Continued
Everyone is excited about the growing availability of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus, and hoping that life will be back to normal soon as a result. However, with this news, employers in the USA are confronted with a new dilemma. “Can we mandate that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine?” The definitive answer from the … Continued
The EEOC recently issued three revised guidance documents addressing the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to the employment of veterans with disabilities: (1) EEOC Efforts for Veterans with Disabilities, (2) Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide … Continued
Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees As some employers begin plans for reopening their workplaces, many have concerns on how to manage employees with preexisting conditions that may make them more susceptible to COVID-19. A poll taken after one of Reed Group’s recent absence management webinars showed that the top priority for employers was implementing safety measures for employees. Some of those … Continued
How the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help you keep your employees safe, explained by James Venable, Esq., SPHR and Sue Woods, Esq. Transcript: Welcome to our weekly podcast. I’m your host, James Venable. I’m the Vice President of Compliance and Employment Law for ReedGroup, … Continued
Grappling with reasonable accommodation requests from disabled employees can be difficult, even without layering COVID-19 related concerns on top of the process. To help employers stay compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Q&As regarding how to address the interactive process during the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued