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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

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

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Compliance Webinar: Absence Management Academy: A Deep Dive on 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. In fact, 2019 saw an 8.8% increase over 2018 in plaintiffs filing lawsuits1 highlighting how complicated administering the ADA … Continued

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EEOC Updates Guidance for Veterans with Disabilities and Their Current and Prospective Employers

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

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Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees 

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

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Podcast Transcript: EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance

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

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New EEOC Guidance on ADA Reasonable Accommodations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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In the Aftermath of a Tornado near Nashville, TN: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster

After a powerful storm early on Tuesday, March 3 left at least twenty-five deaths and extensive damage in several counties in central Tennessee, ReedGroup kept our colleagues, their families, and all Tennesseans in our thoughts. We’re committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion. Here are some reminders and considerations when it comes to disability, … Continued

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The Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know About COVID-19

Employers must contend with many issues that occur outside of the workplace and out of their control. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, “2019-nCoV” or COVID-19, is a perfect example of why every employer should have a pandemic preparedness program in place for the safety of their employees. Background Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is an … Continued