Connecticut Issues Guidance on Pregnancy Accommodation

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On Apr. 23, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) issued a Best Practices Bluepaper as guidance for employers with three or more employees facing accommodation requests from employees for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.

The FMLA, ADA and Overseas Employees

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In the global economy, it is not unusual for U.S. multinational companies to have employees working overseas. Overseas employment arrangements require employers to navigate a variety of complex legal issues – some of them leave related.

March 2019: Electronic PDF

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March 2019 Employment Practices Compliance Managing ever-expanding state and local paid family and sick leave mandates, training supervisors and managers on FMLA and ADA requirements, handling difficult accommodation requests, and … Read More

Integrated Absence Management: Supervisors Are Key

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Supervisors: Key to Managing and Preventing Absence By Glenn Pransky, MD Scientific Advisor Lincoln Financial Group By Tawnya Goertzen Director, Clinical Vocational Operations Lincoln Financial Group Preventing and managing work … Read More

Compliance Memos: November 2018

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FMLA Leave for Chronic Conditions Requires Ongoing Care Employers often assume an employee is receiving medical care and seldom review the frequency of physician visits when granting Family and Medical … Read More

Expanded Paid Leave Benefits Coming to California Employees

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Currently California employees who wish to receive pay during leave for a qualifying exigency would need to use their own accrued vacation or paid time off hours. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, an employee can apply for wage replacement benefits from the State of California Paid Family Leave insurance program during such a leave.

FMLA Leave for Chronic Health Conditions

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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.