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FMLA Eligibility: Eligible, or Not Eligible? That is the Question

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has many complex components that can be difficult for employers and employees to understand. Just to name a few examples: explaining “Rolling Back”; “Joint Employers”; and the definition of “Appropriate Medical Facts,” are all elements of FMLA that cause confusion. Although eligibility is usually one of the … Continued

Hawaii Adds Sibling Coverage to its Family Leave Law

On July 10, the Governor of Hawaii signed House Bill 213, which expands the existing Hawaii Family Leave Law. The new law, effective immediately, adds siblings to the list of covered family members with a serious health condition for whom an employee may take leave to provide care. No other substantive changes were made to … Continued

Illinois Leave Law Trifecta Complete

The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (IL ESLA), House Bill 6162, was signed by the governor on August 19 and goes into effect January 1, 2017. We wrote about two other Illinois leave laws signed recently, the amendment to the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act and the new Child Bereavement Leave law.  The IL … Continued

FMLA News – two for the price of one!

New DOL FMLA FORMS! The Department of Labor (DOL) has released new FMLA medical certification forms, effective through May of 2018.  Not much need for excitement though; the key change is a reference to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), adding instructions for health care providers regarding the disclosure of genetic information. Many employers and … Continued

Can the right software help you improve compliance?

Let’s cut to the chase: Yes, the right absence management software can help you improve compliance. You’re reading this post because you want to know HOW, right?   Our very own Jason Cole (he’s Reed Group’s VP of Software Development) just wrote an article about “how” for ColoradoBIZ magazine. He included some good tips on … Continued