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Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests. How Well Do You Understand USERRA?

Original publish date: February 13, 2020. Updated January 27, 2023 Managing military-related leave requests can prompt a lot of questions, as employers have two federal leave laws to consider: the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  We’ve seen a lot of confusion when employers try to decipher … Continued

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FMLA Eligibility: Eligible, or Not Eligible? That is the Question

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has many complex components that can be difficult for employers and employees to understand. Just to name a few examples: explaining “Rolling Back”; “Joint Employers”; and the definition of “Appropriate Medical Facts,” are all elements of FMLA that cause confusion. Although eligibility is usually one of the … Continued

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Hurricane Ian: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster in 2022

This post was originally published in August, 2021, when Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, inflicting heavy damage, causing extreme flooding, and knocking out power across southern Louisiana and into Mississippi. With Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall on September 28, 2022, we’re updating this post to help you prepare for the … Continued

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Can Employees Take FMLA Leave for Mental Health Conditions?

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) And Mental Health Increasingly, employers are seeking ways to support employees seeking help managing mental health conditions. According to APA’s 2022 Work and Well-being Survey, 80% of employees seek employers who prioritize mental wellness. Requests for leaves under FMLA are one way employees are seeking to manage their mental health … Continued

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DMEC Annual Conference Law & Order Follow Up

A couple weeks ago, the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) held its annual conference in Denver, Colorado. On day three of the conference, ReedGroup’s Compliance Team, including myself, Carla O’Sullivan and Sheri Pullen, with special guest Garlande Patz from Guardian, presented “Law & Order: DMEC Edition,” an absence-management-focused parody of the well-known television franchise. If … Continued

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Summer Reading Roundup: We Picked Some Interesting 2022 Compliance Reads for You to Take to the Beach

While the ReedGroup Compliance team has been hard at work preparing for our upcoming presentation at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) annual conference early next month, we’ve also collected a handful of interesting reads to keep you entertained this summer. Grab a beach towel and umbrella, head to the beach or pool, and dive … Continued

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Hot Topics in Absence Management

Gather around the virtual water cooler with us to see what your colleagues are talking about. ReedGroup’s most popular blog posts in 2022 so far are:  Paid Family & Medical Leave Update A summary of PFML in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, plus programs coming … Continued