Leave law update - May 2018
Leave law update - May 2018
Leave law bulletin - April 2018
WA adding paid family and medical leave benefits BY BRYON BASS SVP, Disability and Absence Practice & Compliance, Sedgwick Beginning January 1, 2020, the state of Washington will offer paid family and medical leave benefits for employees. The program will be administered by the Employment Security Department (ESD) and funded by premiums paid by employees and employers. With this new program, Washington will become the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits.
Leave law bulletin - March 2018
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 ins and outs of intermittent leave as an ADA accommodation and how can we make it work for employers and employees alike? Let’s take a look at the reasons employees request intermittent leave, typical conditions where intermittent leave is a considera
Leave law bulletin
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 employment issues are constantly changing. Organizational structures can further compound these multi-layered regulatory complexities. Departmental silos with their own internal policies and procedures can make it difficult to implement consistent prog
edge:The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and return to work (RTW) continue to be hot topics among our clients and the industry in general. What questions are employers asking? Bryon: One of the most common things we hear is, “Do we have to engage in the interactive process, and when do we engage?” If given a medically reasonable accommodation request, whether related to an occupational or non-occupational injury or illness, an employer is required to pursue the interactive process. There a
Rising physical therapy costs – Balancing the budget as price tags surge BY ROBIN BUSHVice President, Medical Networks, Sedgwick Employers and risk managers watching physical therapy spend rising may assume that the rising cost is because of increasing utilization. After all, the workforce is aging and co-morbidities are on the rise. These factors can lead to more frequent and longer durations of physical therapy. However, the primary reason for rising physical therapy cost is a trend of increas
Summary of leave legislation for private employers
Sedgwick Director National Technical Compliance – ADA, Kimberly Webb is featured in WorkCompWire’s A Leader Speaks series. In the posting, she talks about the essential characteristics, key components, and potential benefits of an effective return to work program. She also shares best practices associated with implementing and managing such a program.
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