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September 28, 2022
Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
No easy feat: administering leave benefits across state lines

There is no federal requirement for U.S. employers to provide paid leave benefits to their employees. While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers leave with job protection to eligible employees for qualifying events, employers are not requir…

September 28, 2022 by Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
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August 10, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Paving the way for improved recovery and return to work outcomes

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, early communication is key to improving recovery and return to work outcomes. In fact, research in Australia suggests that when contact is made with an injured worker within the first th…

August 10, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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July 06, 2022
Bridget Caswell, director of product compliance; and Jennifer Dama, operations communications consultant
Making flexible work models work

Necessity has proved to be the mother of invention when it comes to adopting alternative work models. What many employers originally anticipated to be a brief sojourn into flexible work is now going on two-plus years. Despite the lack of strategic pl…

July 06, 2022 by Bridget Caswell, director of product compliance; and Jennifer Dama, operations communications consultant
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March 08, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
Work from home, vaccine and litigation trends in 2022

The crystal ball for the remainder of 2022 shows us that trends around work from home, vaccine mandates and litigation are sure to evolve. How can employers prepare? Work from home: A game changer for employees with a disability Before the pa…

March 08, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
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November 10, 2020
Bridget Caswell
Director of National Technical Compliance – Absence Management
Colorado ballot measure makes PFML history

When we think back on the past week in U.S. election events, our minds may not immediately go to one of the most potentially impactful decisions made on the state level. Colorado has become the first state to implement a paid family and medical leave…

November 10, 2020 by Bridget Caswell, Director of National Technical Compliance – Absence Management
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August 06, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Furlough FAQs

Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 is the possibility of furloughs, temporary location closings and short-term layoffs. Not only are these actions devastating and challenging for individuals and teams, th…

August 06, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
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April 29, 2020
Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
3 key questions: Getting back to business after COVID-19

While we will miss seeing you at the Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition in Denver, there has never been a more important time for us to connect or a more valuable message to share. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us all deepl…

April 29, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
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March 30, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
States respond to the coronavirus: Latest disability and leave expansions

On May 12, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the next round of COVID-19 response legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with over 1,800 pages and a $3 trillion price tag includes labor and em…

March 30, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 25, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus update: New York sick leave, disability and family leave provisions

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed emergency legislation guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The law requires job-protected, employer-provided paid sic…

March 25, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 18, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus – statutory state updates

As we continue to track updates to workforce absence-related laws to support coronavirus (COVID-19) absences, we have created a statutory state chart as a resource to help make sense of the changes. The matrix includes scenarios to identify which ben…

March 18, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 14, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
What you need to know about coronavirus FMLA and paid sick leave provisions

UPDATE ALERT: Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Today, the Senate passed HR 6201 as approved by the House yesterday. President Trump signed into law at 8:30pm eastern. The bill will become law within 15 days. Within that time, rules will be…

March 14, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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September 20, 2019
Bill Zachry
Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Gig economy facing a massive sea change in California

Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5: Gonzalez; D-San Diego), which was recently passed by the California legislature and just signed into law Wednesday by Governor Gavin Newsom, will fundamentally change much of California’s gig economy, including how gig wor…

September 20, 2019 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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June 29, 2017
Sharon Andrus, Director, National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
New paid leave laws introduced

Paid family leave and paid parental leave are currently key topics for employers as they look to expand benefits for their employees. Recently, San Francisco introduced a paid parental leave ordinance and New York announced a new paid family leave be…

June 29, 2017 by Sharon Andrus, Director, National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
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December 03, 2015
Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
Maintaining ADA/ADAAA compliance when leave is involved

This blog article has been republished as originally run in Human Resource Executive magazine’s November 2015 issue As we talk with employers around the country, we hear many similar concerns. “Managing leave as an accommodation has become challengi…

December 03, 2015 by Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
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September 30, 2015
Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
Does your family and medical leave policy need a domestic partner re-evaluation?

It’s that time when human resources professionals and legal counsel review employment policies for the upcoming year, and this year there are new challenges impacting family and medical leave. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. …

September 30, 2015 by Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
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