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
“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
Summary: 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 … 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?
In October 2019, Walmart was ordered to pay $5.2 million by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. An employee, who had vision and hearing impairments of which Walmart management was aware, had worked as a cart pusher for 16 years and had been previously accommodated in the form of a job … Continued
Victims of domestic violence gained additional employment protections under a new law recently signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Effective November 18, 2019, NY Senate Bill 1040 offers reasonable accommodations to victims when needing time off of work as well as protection from discrimination. Covered Victims of Domestic Violence A “victim of domestic violence” … Continued
“The Post-Election Future of Absence Management” by Kevin Curry, ReedGroup, April 1 2017 – Kevin Curry, National Practice Leader presented on policy changes and predictions relating to key absence management focus areas at the DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference in Minneapolis. Curry’s presentation helped employers wade through potential policy changes at a state and federal level.
Research showcases post-disability cost differentials and. emphasize diagnosis, treatment and how employers can help to reduce avoidable associated costs. A presentation from the IBI 2017 Annual Forum.
Medical marijuana laws vary from one U.S. state to another. Use of medical marijuana to treat chronic illnesses and disabilities is catching up rapidly. It is important for employers and disability plan administrators to monitor state and federal legislations, to stay updated and compliant with disability plans and workplace policies.
Election Day is right around the corner! Do you know if you’re located in a state that requires employers to grant their employees time off to vote? Find out with ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor, which includes analyses of voting leave laws for all 32 states that have them. With LeaveAdvisor, you can stay up to date on … Continued
Employers know that terminating an employee because they are disabled is against federal law, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, but what happens when the employee needs a leave of absence and their FMLA benefits have run out? Providing leave as a reasonable accommodation is nothing new. We have studied this issue extensively and published … Continued