Violations of FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and ERISA are leading to serious lawsuits for employers. By the end of Q1 2021, employers paid close to $4M for FFCRA violations, per Helen Applewhaite (DMEC March 2021 Compliance Conference). How can employers avoid legal battles?
As employers plan to move employees back into the workplace, what are the various considerations employers must keep in mind when reopening their physical work locations?
Credit: NOAA / Twitter As Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern U.S., ReedGroup is keeping our colleagues, their families, and all residents in those impacted states in our thoughts. ReedGroup is committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion and we wanted to share some reminders and considerations when it comes to disability, leave, … Continued
Are you up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation? Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. During this quick and informational session you will learn about: The latest on the status of the ERISA Disability Claims Handling Procedure, set to … Continued
Without wasting any time in the New Year, on Friday, January 5th, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the ERISA claims handling regulations that were effective January of last year and delayed until April 1, 2018, will indeed be applicable to disability claims filed on or after April 1, 2018. The DOL … Continued
ReedGroup’s compliance attorneys presented leave of absence highlights from 2017 at the final Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Colorado chapter meeting on Thursday, December 7th. The presentation focused on an annual wrap-up of the legislative changes, notable cases, and agency action related to leave of absence and disability. 2017 proved to be fruitful for legislators, … Continued
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced its Final Rule, issuing a 90-day delay to the applicability of the ERISA disability claims handling regulations (ERISA Regulation Amendments). The DOL’s Final Rule delaying the ERISA Regulation Amendments is set for official publication on Wednesday, November 29. In response to concerns that … Continued
Wednesday, November 29, 201710-11 am (Denver) MT Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. This quick and informational session will ensure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation. Learn about: The latest on the status of the … Continued
It’s no secret that mandatory employer-provided paid sick leave has become a hot button issue in the landscape of the American economy. From Berkeley to New York City, from Washington State to Connecticut, cities, counties, and states have taken matters into their own hands, instituting a patchwork of ordinances and laws requiring employers to provide … Continued
ReedGroup’s VP of Compliance goes to Washington: Sits on panel with Labor Secretary, Hon. Alexander Acosta and EEOC’s Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic Last week I was honored to participate on a panel with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Acting Chair, Victoria Lipnic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta, and … Continued
Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing a 90-day delay to the applicability of the ERISA disability claims handling regulations. The DOL’s NPRM is set for official publication on Thursday, October 12th. In December of 2016, the DOL issued a Final Rule amending … Continued
Just as people are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, including our colleagues in ReedGroup’s Woodlands, Texas, office, our Texas clients, and their employees, ReedGroup is preparing for Hurricane Irma and her aftermath. ReedGroup’s Orlando office will close this afternoon as we monitor Hurricane Irma’s path, and ReedGroup’s clients will again be serviced by our other locations … Continued