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Leave law update - May 2018

Leave law update - May 2018

Client bulletin
Leave law update - April 2018

Leave law bulletin - April 2018

Sedgwick edge
Edging up

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.

Client bulletin
Leave law update - March 2018

Leave law bulletin - March 2018

Blog
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 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

Client bulletin
Leave law update - February 2018

Client bulletin
Leave law update - January 2018

Leave law bulletin

Client bulletin
Leave law update - December 2017

Client bulletin
Leave law bulletin - November 2017

Blog
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 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

Sedgwick edge
Expert view

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

Sedgwick edge
Edging up: Short takes on emerging industry issues – physical therapy costs, state legislative changes and fraud control

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

Client bulletin
Leave law bulletin - October 2017

Summary of leave legislation for private employers

Article
Kimberly Webb: Is your return-to-work program ADA-compliant?

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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Leave Law Update - September 2017

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