The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This presentation offered insight into the most pressing … Read More
When an employee takes medical leave, treatment by a healthcare provider is often assumed, and the frequency of doctor’s visits is rarely scrutinized. The Pennsylvania federal court’s recent decision in Watkins v. Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh alerts us that this is not always a wise approach.
In Easter v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital, an employee was unable to work after exhausting her FMLA leave but she had an appointment to be evaluated by a specialist less than a month later. The employer denied the additional leave and terminated her employment. The Court held there was no violation of the ADA.
Review the new state and local posting requirements for Alaska, Arizona, and Illinois.
On Oct. 1 Westchester County, New York enacted an Earned Sick Leave law, becoming the third county nationwide to do so. Montgomery County, Maryland, and Cook County, Illinois also have enacted paid sick leave laws. The Westchester County law is effective in 180 days.
Communication is critical, but does yours measure up? Benefits programs are becoming increasingly complex for professionals within the industry, and downright befuddling to employees trying to navigate their utilization. How … Read More
How would you feel if 10,000 employees walked into your headquarters office and could see how their absences are being managed? Digital solutions deliver shorter turnaround times, increased awareness, and, … Read More
This webinar offered valuable insights on managing employee absences. Whether you are just getting started, looking for tips on improving your company’s leave management procedures, or trying to understand the current … Read More
At any one time, 4% to 10% of an employer’s workforce is not actively at work for various reasons, and employers are challenged with managing absences. A robust return-to-work (RTW) … Read More
Used appropriately, fitness-for-duty (FFD) evaluations are an effective tool to understand functional abilities and limitations of an individual. However, understanding the benefits and pitfalls of the FFD process can better … Read More
On Sept. 4, 2018, the Department of Labor issued new FMLA notices and certification forms. The change was procedural in nature; no substantive changes were made to the forms.
With the increasing trend of telecommuting employees, it is not uncommon for a company to have small numbers of employees working from remote locations in various states. It is important that employers understand how FMLA eligibility is determined for remote workers.
On Sept. 5, Michigan lawmakers adopted the paid sick leave initiative that otherwise would have been presented to voters in November. The GOP-controlled Senate and House adopted the initiative by wide margins.
New technologies are poised to radically change work and the workforce, and it’s causing anxiety among employees, who are already leaning toward gigs and more flexible ways of working. No … Read More
Review the new state and local posting requirements for Louisiana, New York City, San Fransisco, Tennessee, and Texas.
The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (MESTL) in its entirety as it applies to interstate rail carriers, according to a recent decision by a Massachusetts federal district court.
The Texas Legislature convenes in January 2019. It is widely anticipated that the legislature will consider a bill to prohibit political subdivisions from enacting a leave law. If enacted, such a law would likely negate both the Austin and San Antonio ordinances.
Review the new state and local posting requirements for California, Louisiana, Maryland, New York City, South Carolina, and Vermont.
DMEC is regularly asked by our members to provide benchmarking information. In our continued efforts to serve our membership with meaningful industry information, we conducted this pulse survey, in partnership … Read More
While leave may be the most talked about accommodation under the ADA, there are a multitude of other types of accommodations with greater prevalence in the workplace. Adjusted work schedules … Read More