Leave of Absence Tool Clarifies State and Federal Family Leave Laws for Employers

Eight out of 10 employers cite leave law administration as their most difficult human resource activity given the myriad of overlapping leave laws and potential million-dollar claim disputes. A new searchable online reference tool, providing accurate and complete information on federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state Family Medical Leave (FML), and other leave laws was recently launched by Reed Group, MDGuidelines.
Leave of Absence Advisor simplifies the tangled web of state and federal leave laws. Users can search by keyword, browse by category or specify state and leave reason, and also obtain information on corresponding best practices by Reed Group’s return-to work and leave law experts. The result is easier leaves administration, reduced risk of costly compliance errors, and increased confidence that employees are receiving the appropriate leaves when personal difficulties arise.
“No human being can possibly understand, interpret, and apply overlapping regulations in multiple jurisdictions while in the daily process of approving and administering leaves,” says Jon Seymour, MD, Reed Group President, Guidelines. “Leave of Absence Advisor is a critically needed tool for navigating that complexity. (WCxKit)
Chief Compliance Officer Martha J. Cardi says Leave of Absence Advisor users can rest assured its content is the most up-to-date information available.
“Our content is in full compliance with the multitude of state and federal leave laws,” Cardi, a recognized expert in employment and leave law, said. “We track leave of absence legislation throughout the country and implement changes into all of our products and services on an on-going basis. Users will benefit immediately from this competency when they use Leave of Absence Advisor.”
Everyone involved in return-to-work matters can benefit from using Leave of Absence Advisor, including employers, insurers, third party administrators, attorneys, government entities, and employees. (WCxKit)
For more information and a free demonstration of MDGuidelines Leave of Absence Advisor, phone Reed Group at 866-889-4449 or email mdguidelines@reedgroup.com.
Reed Group®, headquartered in Colorado, is the world’s most trusted source of return-to-work information, helping companies improve employee absence outcomes. Contact 866.889.4449 or email jnelson@reedgroup.com; at www.reedgroup.com.
MDGuidelines is the disability industry’s leading return-to-work reference toolset. Available as a web-based resource or integrated with the user’s IT system, MDGuidelines offers real-world and idealized return-to-work durations with advanced predictive modeling. Visit www.mdguidelines.com.

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