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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

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 Department of Labor Voices its Opinion (Letters)!

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) made news Tuesday when it issued two new Opinion Letters addressing sticky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues that can vex employers: Organ Donation and the FMLA: In Opinion Letter FMLA2018-2-A,...
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When it Rains, It Pours: Guidance on Unpaid Breaks, Tax Credits, and Leave as an Accommodation

April showers bring….guidance about leave of absence? It’s not the most well-known axiom, but it seems to be true this month. Today we consider three important developments in leave of absence: a new Department of Labor Opinion Letter, IRS guidance regarding the Paid...
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Get Ready for Washington State and Washington D.C.’s New Paid Family Leave Programs!

Back in 2017, we told you about the double dose of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) enacted in Washington State and Washington, D.C. As both laws march to full implementation, we provide an update on the progress toward establishing rules and regulations to bring these...
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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.