Administering FMLA (the Family and Medical Leave Act) is a consistent challenge for many employers. FMLA is a complex topic, and even experienced leave management specialists can find gaps in their knowledge. Over 1200 people attended our recent webinar on FMLA, and the breadth and variety of questions we received on the topic were enough … Continued
As spring began to blossom in the Pacific Northwest, COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations began to decrease in Oregon. Prompted by the decline in COVID-19 numbers, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, announced that she will rescind her statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration. Governor Brown’s Executive Order 21-36 originally extended the current declaration of a public health emergency … Continued
What Employers Should know About COVID-19 Immunization Mandates and Challenges, and How to Navigate Employee Requests Regarding Vaccination COVID-19 has become an ongoing challenge for employers seeking to manage a productive workforce while setting policies that keep workers safe. The availability of effective vaccines in the US provided some relief and protection for employees’ health … Continued
Can employers who require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment successfully keep staff members who want to refuse inoculation? Maybe. To be successful it will surely take communication and understanding . Termination warnings may seem effective, but it’s possible and worth the effort to persuade some vaccine-resistant employees. Changing minds requires understanding the psychology … Continued
Compliance Webinar: (March 30, 2022) Absence Management Academy: A Deep Dive into FMLA While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 turns 29 this year, many employers are still struggling to understand the law and how to apply it. The basics aren’t so basic, especially as organizations must coordinate multiple leave programs. In fact, employers are … Continued
We are kicking off a new series to present our own research and the work of other leading scientists in the field in Research Briefs. Each quarter we will dive into a different topic. Here at MDGuidelines we know that research is key to fine tuning care for patients and clients so they can return to their regular lives quickly and safely.
“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
Both Connecticut and Oregon have been busy working on rules and regulations related to their respective state leave laws. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) published proposed regulations for its recently expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA), which became effective January 1, 2022. On the other side of the continent, the Oregon … Continued
Given the benefits of a robust leave management system, what should be the key criteria urging employers to outsource leave management?
ReedGroup® announces a new Public Health solution to help employers address and manage COVID-related absences, exemptions, and accommodations for their workforce, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. View the press release here.
ReedGroup announced Dr. Robert Dawes will join ReedGroup as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Dawes, a well-known and esteemed clinician, will be responsible for managing and building forward ReedGroup’s clinical management strategy. Dr. Dawes will report to CEO Sandy Callahan and serve on the executive management team. View the press release here.