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May 16, 2019
Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
Bazinga! Theoretical Big Bang scenarios put the spotlight on intermittent ADA

Determining a reasonable accommodation for an employee with medical needs while adhering to the laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a complicated process for even the most intellectual among us. ADA rules include far more face…

May 16, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
March 28, 2018
Kimberly Webb
national technical compliance director
To grant or not to grant? That is the question Intermittent leave as an ADA accommodation

It’s no secret that intermittent leave, whether under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is difficult for employers to track and manage, but it is also an area that can spark lawsuits. What are the i…

March 28, 2018 by Kimberly Webb, national technical compliance director
December 10, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
What’s ahead in 2018? Increased opportunities for collaboration

Human resources and benefit managers will have excellent opportunities to demonstrate their expertise in 2018. The complexity of issues they address on a daily basis continues to grow and evolve. Federal, state, county and city laws that govern emp…

December 10, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
April 10, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Pregnancy: A waiting game

April the Giraffe has been quite the internet sensation! Some 20 million people around the world have followed her seemingly endless pregnancy since February. Although currently closed for the season, the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New …

April 10, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
December 19, 2016
Kimberly Webb, national technical compliance director
California court rules employers must accommodate disabilities of employees’ associates

A recent ruling by the California Court of Appeal (Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc. (2016) 2 Cal. App. 5th 1028) increases the sphere of influence of the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to include reasonable accommo…

December 19, 2016 by Kimberly Webb, national technical compliance director
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
April 26, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Creating a culture of health

Communities and companies alike are on a mission to create a culture of health. Obesity, chronic disease and diabetes management have long been a wellness focus for employers. 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and its inten…

April 26, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
November 13, 2014
Darryl Hammann
EVP Disability and Absence Management Operations
Keys to compliance: Managing ADA/ADAAA as part of an integrated program

This blog article has been republished as originally run in Human Resource Executive magazine's November 2014 issue As an employer, you've most likely heard about the multimillion-dollar lawsuits and settlements related to the Americans with Disabil…

November 13, 2014 by Darryl Hammann, EVP Disability and Absence Management Operations
October 17, 2014
Shawn Johnson
SVP Client Services
ADA FAQs: What you need to know

Sedgwick recently hosted a webinar discussing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) compliance, in partnership with Human Resource Executive. There was a high level of interest and employers asked many thought-provoking…

October 17, 2014 by Shawn Johnson, SVP Client Services
September 11, 2014
Darryl Hammann
EVP Disability and Absence Management Operations
ADA Risk Scenario: What would you do?

More and more, our clients and other risk managers and human resource directors in the industry ask how they can ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA). Sedgwick has sponsored the latest Risk Scenario, produced by Ri…

September 11, 2014 by Darryl Hammann, EVP Disability and Absence Management Operations
July 23, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are employers’ obligations?

Stress in the workplace is a public health issue that the World Health Organization called the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” According to the 2013 Stress in the Workplace national survey by the American Psychological Association, 65% of U.S…

July 23, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
May 23, 2014
Shawn Johnson
SVP Client Services
Struggling with ADA/ADAAA compliance? Here's one key to success.

Employers struggle with the question of "How do you begin to wrap your arms around this thing called ADA?" – facing challenges from the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Often, employers face two common compliance g…

May 23, 2014 by Shawn Johnson, SVP Client Services
September 04, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
Identify specialty resources to support ADA/ADAAA accommodation

Today we finish our series on building an employer framework for managing disability accommodation processes under ADA/ADAAA. In the first installment, I covered the high level aspects and provided some key areas of focus. In the second blog, we sh…

September 04, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
August 07, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
How to build an ADA/ADAAA employer framework for disability accommodation

In part 1 of our series, we discussed the importance of C-Suite leadership and the need for the executive team to appoint an internal ADA/ADAAA process owner – someone to be responsible for leading program development. Often, this leader's first ta…

August 07, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
July 23, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
Managing disability accommodation processes under ADA/ADAAA: Building an employer framework

Addressing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) has become one of the notable challenges employers face in the workplace today. Congress enacted the ADAAA, implemented in 2009, to reinforce their inte…

July 23, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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