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Can a Leave of Absence be an Accommodation under the ADA?

Featuring: James Venable, VP of Compliance and Lori Welty, Esq., Senior Compliance Counsel Learn more about an employer’s obligations to provide a leave of absence when an employee isn’t eligible for, or has used up their FMLA leave. ReedGroup’s lawyers will analyze the key differences between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FMLA and … Continued

Three Ways to Improve Your ADA Practices

 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

Employers: Are You Analyzing Your Employees’ ADA Accommodation Requests Too Narrowly? Beware of This Pitfall!

By: Lori Welty, Compliance Counsel and Marti Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer When an employee approaches your HR representative with a request for a disability-related accommodation, does HR only consider whether the request relates to the employee’s ability to do his or her job? According to the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, this may … Continued

ADA Lawsuits on the Rise

Employers Must Utilize Accommodation Process Following Leave of Absence By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group There has been a surge in the filing of charges and lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reported in 2010. Total charges filed with the EEOC in 2010 increased by 7.1% over charges filed in … Continued