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A Multiverse of Models: Finding the Right Solution for Your Absence Management Program

When choosing an absence management model, employers have a great deal of flexibility.  Outsourcing, co-sourcing, in-sourcing, and in-sourcing with the help of specialized absence management software are all options that can work well.  But how do you decide which path makes the most sense for your organization? Based on our experience, here are the benefits … Continued

2022 DMEC Annual Conference - ReedGroup Law & Order Parody

Don’t miss ReedGroup at the DMEC Annual Conference

Law & Order: DMEC Edition Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00am-11:00am “In the disability and absence-based arena, FMLA offenses are considered particularly heinous.” Join us as a “jury member” for a mock trial based on the popular TV series “Law & Order.” We will take the roles of judge, plaintiff, defense and plaintiff’s attorneys as we … 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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Oregon Declares the End of the Public Health Emergency

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

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Vaccine Mandates, Exemptions and Accommodations

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

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How to Keep Vaccine-Hesitant Employees on Staff

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

Exercise & Anxiety, Research Brief

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.

Does the ADA Cover Long COVID?

“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

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

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