“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
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: getting your absence management compliance house in order is a top task you can undertake to save time, headaches, and sometimes cold hard cash. This will never be truer once the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) completes their recently announced initiative to hire 100 … Continued
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees due to COVID-19. What should employers know?
The FMLA federal law provides up to 12 or 26 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period, return to the same or equivalent position with health benefits intact for an employee. What are the employers’ responsibilities?
Compliance Webinar: (April 2017) The New ERISA Regulations for Disability Claims and Appeals Click here for audio – Click here for presentation
By Megan G. Holstein, Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees 12 work weeks of unpaid leave to care for a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition. But the FMLA defines a spouse as a husband or wife as defined or recognized … Continued
Marti Cardi, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer Megan G. Holstein, J.D., Senior Counsel On November 8, 2012, the EEOC achieved yet another multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit alleging systematic disability discrimination, specifically targeting an employer’s inflexible leave policy. Specifically, the employer’s policies required two things: first, any employee who took a leave of absence for … Continued