In the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster

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

More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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

February 1 – Reminder: Action Required for Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave

As the industry continues to plan for the implementation of Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave in July, ReedGroup reminds you to take action where required beginning February 1st. Although benefits will not become available until July 1, 2020, employers or their designee must provide the district’s required notice beginning February 1, 2020 to … Continued

Reasonable Accommodations Available to NY Domestic Violence Victims Starting November 18, 2019

Victims of domestic violence gained additional employment protections under a new law recently signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Effective November 18, 2019, NY Senate Bill 1040 offers reasonable accommodations to victims when needing time off of work as well as protection from discrimination. Covered Victims of Domestic Violence A “victim of domestic violence” … Continued

6 Tips for Minimizing FMLA Abuse

A significant challenge in managing leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is controlling employee abuse or misuse of leave rights. To be clear, eligible employees are entitled to receive the time off and job protections afforded by the FMLA without interference or retaliation by their employer. However, when potentially suspicious … Continued

Compliance Continues to be a Challenge for Employers. Outsourcing Offers Peace of Mind.

Constantly changing leave laws make staying compliant increasingly complex and overwhelming for organizations. It not only poses a huge burden on time and resources, compliance mistakes can cost organizations thousands of dollars. If you’re feeling like it’s hard to keep up with compliance, you’re certainly not alone.  A 2016 DMEC Leave Management Survey found that … Continued