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Lori Welty

The Twists and Turns of FMLA Eligibility

Parts of the FMLA can be fairly complicated, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that an employee isn’t eligible for FMLA protections until he or she has met the eligibility requirements (e.g., having been employed for at least 1,250 hours during the...

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Ashlee Brennan

Top 3 Notable ADA Cases in 2017, So Far

Only three months in to the new year and we have already witnessed a handful of cases where an employee has asserted discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Two of these cases focus heavily on an employee’s essential job functions and whether...

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Ashlee Brennan

One Step Closer to Paid Family Leave: New York Proposes PFL Regulations

After 10 months of anticipation, on Wednesday, February 22, New York published proposed regulations for its Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL). Once fully implemented (by 2021), NY PFL will provide employees with the richest paid family leave benefit of any state so far:...

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Ashlee Brennan

Morbid Obesity and the ADA

Those of you who have attended Reed Group’s prior Quarterly Compliance Webinars may recall a previous discussion of whether or not morbid obesity is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, we consider a case where a federal...

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Hawaii Adds Sibling Coverage to its Family Leave Law
Lori Welty

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 the law.

What Employers Must Do Now

Employers in Hawaii are responsible for compliance with this law immediately. Employers should:

  • Review and update any policies or handbooks to include siblings as a covered family member under the Hawaii Family Leave Law; and
  • Train supervisors and managers on the change so they can help spot covered absences.

What ReedGroup Is Doing

If you are using ReedGroup’s leave management services or software we are:

  • Updating our leave management software platforms to include the additional relationship;
  • Training staff and updating scripts; and
  • Updating the Hawaii Family Leave Law in Leave Advisor™.
The Twists and Turns of FMLA Eligibility
Lori Welty

The Twists and Turns of FMLA Eligibility

Parts of the FMLA can be fairly complicated, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that an employee isn’t eligible for FMLA protections until he or she has met the eligibility requirements (e.g., having been employed for at least 1,250 hours during the...

read more
Top 3 Notable ADA Cases in 2017, So Far
Ashlee Brennan

Top 3 Notable ADA Cases in 2017, So Far

Only three months in to the new year and we have already witnessed a handful of cases where an employee has asserted discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Two of these cases focus heavily on an employee’s essential job functions and whether...

read more
One Step Closer to Paid Family Leave: New York Proposes PFL Regulations
Ashlee Brennan

One Step Closer to Paid Family Leave: New York Proposes PFL Regulations

After 10 months of anticipation, on Wednesday, February 22, New York published proposed regulations for its Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL). Once fully implemented (by 2021), NY PFL will provide employees with the richest paid family leave benefit of any state so far:...

read more
Morbid Obesity and the ADA
Ashlee Brennan

Morbid Obesity and the ADA

Those of you who have attended Reed Group’s prior Quarterly Compliance Webinars may recall a previous discussion of whether or not morbid obesity is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, we consider a case where a federal...

read more