Join Us for GINA Webinar – March 10

Are Your Absence Management Practices GINA Compliant? Join us for a free webinar and learn what all employers should be doing in 2011 to comply with the Final Regulations to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Thursday, March 10 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific Absence industry experts Marti Cardi and Kevin Curry of Reed Group will … Continued

$3.2 Million Decree Reminds Employers: Leaves of Absence and ADA Accommodation Go Hand in Hand

By Marti J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group Many employers may treat their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as unrelated to their management of leaves of absence because they are required under other laws or policies, such as the FMLA, company disability leaves, or workers’ compensation. A recent settlement by the … Continued

The Bridge to…Justice? New DOL Program Likely to Increase Employee FMLA Lawsuits

By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an unprecedented cooperative venture with the plaintiffs’ bar through the American Bar Association (ABA), called the Bridge to Justice. Effective December 13, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the ABA will assist potential plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel … Continued

Reed Group Proudly Sponsors DMEC

by Kevin Curry, Reed Group Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader If you’re an employer, absence management and return to work can be a real challenge. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. The mission of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is to help employers develop cost-saving programs and return employees to productive … Continued

MDGuidelines’ New & Enhanced Predictive Modeling Helps You Tailor RTW Durations for Individual Cases

Great news! Reed Group’s MDGuidelines now has a newly upgraded predictive modeling tool for tailoring return-to-work (RTW) durations for disability, workers’ compensation, absence management and health care. Many factors can influence recovery times, and employers, insurers, TPAs and healthcare practitioners all struggle to accurately predict when injured or ill employees will be able to return … Continued

Dept. of Defense Adopts MDGuidelines

Reference Toolset Will Help DOD Improve Return-to-Work Outcomes for Active Troops and Civilians Today we are very pleased to announce that Reed Group has signed a contract to provide our return-to-work reference toolset, MDGuidelines, to the Department of Defense. MDGuidelines will be used for active troops and civilians in all four branches of the military: … Continued

New York Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines: LexisNexis Interviews ReedGroup’s Ken Eichler and Dr. Jon Seymour, & Christopher Wolfkiel of ACOEM

If you’re looking for expert information on adopting the new NY Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines, LexisNexis video has a vidcast for you. In it, Rebecca Shafer of Amaxx Risk Solutions interviews Reed Group’s Ken Eichler (Director of Government and Insurance Services) and Jon Seymour, MD (President, Guidelines), as well as Christopher Wolfkiel, Director of Practice … Continued

New Case Interpretation Purports to Expand Employee Coverage Under Connecticut FMLA

In a case of first impression, a Connecticut Superior Court has held that Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Act (“CFMLA”) applies to Connecticut employers with 75 or more employees anywhere in the nation, not just in Connecticut. The court ruled that in determining whether an employer satisfies the CFMLA’s 75-employee threshold, the Department of Labor … Continued

Connecticut Revises Crime Victims Leave Law

Connecticut has an existing law that provides leave for employees who are victims of certain crimes. The law has now been expanded, effective October 1, 2010, to provide additional rights for employees who are victims of family violence. “Family violence” is defined as an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury, or assault, or a … Continued

Ohio Enacts New Military Families Leave

Ohio has enacted a statute, effective July 2, 2010, providing protected unpaid leave for certain family members of military service members. Under the act, limited family leave is available when a service member has been called to active duty for more than 30 days or is injured, wounded, or hospitalized while on active duty. Key … Continued