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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 go into effect on April 1;
  • The new federal tax credit for paid family leave, with an analysis on how this will really impact employers;
  • Recently enacted leave laws – including the Maryland Paid Sick and Safe Leave law;
  • New case law, with decisions continuing the analysis of leave as an accommodation;
  • Recent agency action, including EEOC decisions and settlements, plus other news coming out of the EEOC;
  • And more!

Registration is free and the webinar will be recorded. Register here – even if you can’t attend the actual session and we will send you a copy of the recording to review at your convenience.


We are not offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) for this webinar at this time. However, we will be including a certificate of attendance in the follow up email that you will receive if you have registered for and attended the webinar.

Compliance Team

Compliance Team

James Venable, JD, SPHR, is the Vice President of Employment Law, Absence and Accommodation Compliance at ReedGroup, where he provides expertise in Absence Management Compliance and Employee Relations Counseling. Mr. Venable has more than 20 years of experience across senior roles in Legal, Human Resources, and Compliance from several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Venable joined ReedGroup in April 2018 after serving as Vice President of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety for Comcast, where he was responsible for engagement and labor relations activities for the company’s West Division Business Unit.

Lori Welty, Esq. is a Compliance Attorney at ReedGroup. Ms. Welty provides expertise in all areas of state and federal leave law, including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and their state law equivalents as well as disability and family leave benefits. Ms. Welty is an ongoing author of ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor online reference tool, as well as many other white papers and articles.

Sheri Pullen is a Compliance Analyst at Reed Group. Ms. Pullen develops leave of absence and disability content across a variety of platforms and provides compliance analysis, direction, and expertise regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state leave laws, and ERISA as it relates to disability plans. Ms. Pullen has a strong compliance-focused background comprised of more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing, business analysis, and consulting.

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