Gather around the virtual water cooler with us to see what your colleagues are talking about. ReedGroup’s most popular blog posts in 2022 so far are: Paid Family & Medical Leave Update A summary of PFML in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, plus programs coming … Continued
As the National Mental Health Awareness Month drew to a close, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new guidance regarding mental health conditions and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including Fact Sheet # 28O: Mental Health Conditions and the FMLA and Frequently Asked Questions on the FMLA’s … Continued
This week, we’re preparing for our June 8 webinar, the second of our four-part Absence Management Academy series on #AbsenceManagement fundamentals. We’re looking at the questions that participants asked our experts during the webinar presented as Part 1 of this series, to understand what areas are most challenging for employers to understand and administer correctly. Our speakers … Continued
Most of us reading this blog post are well-versed in, or at least familiar with, the basics of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Some of us can (and will) recite FMLA entitlement, leave reasons, eligibility rules, and certification requirements with the same ease as, say, a flight attendant providing passengers with the … Continued
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
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
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
2020 was a remarkably difficult year for almost everything and absence management was no exception. Employers can learn from compliance experts to steer smoothly among these changing rules and regulations. Download the pdf to learn more.
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?
Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane on the afternoon of Sunday August 29, 2021, inflicting heavy damage, causing extreme flooding, and knocking out power across southern Louisiana and into Mississippi. ReedGroup keeps our colleagues, their families, and all affected communities in our thoughts. We’re committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion. … Continued
The FMLA federal law provides up to 12 or 26 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period, return to the same or equivalent position with health benefits intact for an employee. What are the employers’ responsibilities?
More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Another day, another group of Q&As from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)! In recent days, the DOL published 20 new Q&As regarding employee benefits and employer obligations under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act). As we’ve written previously, the FFCRA … Continued