Onboarding a third-party administrator (TPA) to manage leaves for your organization is one of the most important projects an HR department can take on. Whether you are outsourcing, cosourcing for … Read More
We have all felt the extraordinary effects of the pandemic. These experiences have pushed employees to change their perceptions about what really matters. Employees are placing more value than ever … Read More
These benchmarking reports are a subset of the 2020 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey, which was completed by 793 employers, and focus on plan design for workers’ compensation, short-term disability, … Read More
The temporary COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave (MA EPSL) has been extended through Apr. 1, 2022.
On Sep. 14, 2021, the Allegheny County Council unanimously approved a new paid sick leave ordinance requiring employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to its employees.
Amendments to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, and employees will be entitled to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period, instead of the current 16 weeks of leave in a 24-month period.
Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) has become an increasingly prevalent benefit as additional jurisdictions pass legislation to support their employees. As more legislation is approved, the challenge of learning … Read More
Our workforce has experienced many physical, mental, and financial health challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These stresses have exacerbated pre-existing conditions, introduced a myriad of new health … Read More
In the past five years, there has been a surge of new legislation regarding paid and unpaid leave, and the concept of the workplace and employee benefits expectations have rapidly … Read More
In 2020, employers saw a significant increase in demand for mental health services as workers faced unprecedented challenges. Employees have endured months and months of challenges and stressors, functioning in … Read More
Paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws have swept the nation in recent years. With no two state plans alike, managing this patchwork of new laws can prove challenging. Employers … Read More
When dealing with leaves of absence, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) statute sets the framework, while the regulations provide more detail, and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) opinion … Read More
On Sep. 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan. The Plan outlines a six-pronged approach, portions of which will impose new obligations on employers across the country.
Like so many areas of our industry impacted by the pandemic, the handling of occupational injuries saw its own evolution over the past year and a half. Despite challenges brought … Read More
Following on the heels of an executive order by Oregon’s governor requiring full vaccination for teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools, the Oregon Health Authority yesterday issued a new rule requiring that healthcare providers and healthcare staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Oct. 18, 2021.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its COVID-19 guidance for non-healthcare employers, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace, on Aug. 13, 2021.
Organizations have experienced extraordinary business shifts during the pandemic, with absence management practices being significantly impacted. As we evaluate the new terrain of leave management, it’s pertinent to consider all … Read More
A week after issuing the first in the nation order mandating all healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, on Aug. 11, 2021, the state of California issued an order mandating either vaccination or regular testing for all workers of schools throughout the state.
Puerto Rico has made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for additional industries after Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi extended vaccination requirements for employees in the health and hospitality sectors beginning Aug. 16, 2021.
Pittsburgh has joined other American cities by enacting new legislation to address the uptick in COVID-19 cases from a sick leave perspective.