Last month we wrote about a Texas federal court that temporarily barred the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new FMLA definition of spouse that expands the definition of same-sex marriage based on the “state of celebration.” At the time, it was unclear whether the DOL would halt enforcement for the 4 states that … Continued
By Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance In a recent court ruling, Judge Richard Posner, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, cited Reed Group’s DisabilityGuidelines™ as a pivotal tool in the decision making process for Kauffman v. Petersen Health Care. The court ruled on behalf of the plaintiff, finding that … Continued
Take a look at Jeff Nowak’s blog post detailing some great upcoming opportunities for beefing up your absence and compliance expertise; the NELI ADA & FMLA Compliance Update (three dates, three locations!) and the DMEC ADA & FMLA Compliance Conference, all in April. We are particularly partial to the DMEC conference, which features Reed Group’s … Continued
Considering the evolving scenarios around an employee’s ADA and FMLA leave accommodation, employers must be mindful of several perspectives. What are the ten key do’s and don’ts that will inform processes?
By Kevin Curry, Reed Group Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader As I reviewed the results of the in-depth survey that Reed Group conducted with Spring Consulting Group on employer practices around the Americans with Disabilities Act, I kept finding reminders of a simple fact: the ADA is not easy for employers to interpret. … Continued
By: Compliance Team Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law. We’ve written on the impact of the Windsor case as it applies to leaves … Continued
Reed Group’s Chief Compliance Officer, Marti Cardi, was a lead speaker at the opening sessions of the 2013 Annual conference for the Disability Management Employer Coalition in Atlanta last week. The conference focused this year on mental and behavioral health issues. Keynote speaker Rosalynn Carter addressed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and … Continued
By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) made important changes to the definition of the term “disability” to make it easier for an individual seeking protection to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA. The employment … Continued