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There are myriad leave laws in the United States, with increases to their numbers and types on a constant basis, adding complexity to leave management. Inconsistencies in state law parameters like eligibility, leave reasons, and covered relationships means it isn’t easy to coordinate the many laws that can apply to any given absence. But ReedGroup’s online reference tools and compliance experts keep companies up to speed.

Compliance Support and Expertise

ReedGroup’s compliance services help your organization by staying ahead of leave laws, preparing for any industry changes, and offering expert guidance. Our Compliance Team has employment law expertise and in-depth knowledge of absence and disability management laws and regulations. Your company will remain in full compliance without having to dedicate resources to monitoring the changing landscape of leave and disability laws.

ReedGroup offers compliance consultation with your human resources and legal counsel with a focus on:

  • Guidance
  • Risk mitigation
  • Long term planning

Check out our Compliance Blog

Safety-sensitive positions and the ADA: When is it okay to deny an accommodation for safety reasons?

It may come as a surprise to some employers that an employee with a medical condition that poses a risk in the workplace may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, even if that job is a safety-sensitive position. That was the outcome in the recent case of Allen v....
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How to Calculate FMLA During the Holidays

Are you up to speed on how to calculate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlement during the holiday season? FMLA usage and holiday pay are determined based on several factors, including: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FMLA regulations and provisions; your...
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Can a Leave of Absence be an Accommodation under the ADA?

Featuring: James Venable, VP of Compliance and Lori Welty, Esq., Senior Compliance Counsel Learn more about an employer’s obligations to provide a leave of absence when an employee isn’t eligible for, or has used up their FMLA leave. ReedGroup’s lawyers will analyze...
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Hurricane Florence’s Impact on Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management

Credit: NOAA / Twitter As Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeastern U.S., ReedGroup is keeping our colleagues, their families, and all residents in those impacted states in our thoughts. ReedGroup is committed to serving our clients’ employees with...
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The ReedGroup Compliance Team

james venable

James Venable, JD, SPHR, is the Vice President of Employment Law, Absence and Accommodation Compliance at ReedGroup, where he provides expertise in the areas of 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.

lori welty

Lori Welty, Esq. is Senior Compliance Counsel at ReedGroup, where she 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 paid family leave benefits. Ms. Welty has advised clients in all aspects of employment law for over 20 years, and has specialized in Absence Management and Disability since 2012.

sheri pullen

Sheri Pullen is a Senior Compliance Specialist with Reed Group who has more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing, business analysis, and consulting. Ms. Pullen is responsible for developing leave of absence and disability content across a variety of platforms as well as providing direction and expertise regarding federal and state leave law compliance. Prior to her current role, Ms. Pullen wrote human resources and benefits policies and web content, created instructional content for software users, and led software implementations.