The 2022 benchmarking report — which features plan design data for workers’ compensation, short-term disability, long-term disability, the Family and Medical Leave Act, paid leave, time off, and other company … Read More
Webinar Recording: An Updated Look at State PFML
Approximately one third of the U.S. population lives in a state that has enacted paid family and medical leave laws (PFML). This means that employers need to be informed about … Read More
San Francisco Issues Implementation Guidance for Military Leave Pay Protection Act
On Feb. 19, 2023, San Francisco’s Private Sector Military Leave Pay Protection Act took effect. The ordinance requires covered employers to provide supplemental pay to an employee while on leave for military duty for up to 30 days in a calendar year.
Federal Court Strikes Down Amendments to Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform
Less than a year after its enactment, a federal district court has declared null and void Puerto Rico Act 41-2022, a law that rolled back parts of the 2017 employment law reform. Accordingly, the 2017 Puerto Rico employment law reform is back in full force.
Bloomington and St. Paul’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinances Get Updates
Responding to increased attention to worker protections promoting public health and safety, both Bloomington’s and St. Paul’s City Councils recently unanimously approved amendments to their Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinances.
Webinar Recording: FMLA Administration in the Digital Age
Technology is present in all aspects of our lives, and that includes accessing and administering the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But how does the transition to online leave … Read More
Webinar Recording: Important Questions Employers Should Ask Before Implementing PFML
No matter the industry, employers have difficult decisions when determining which benefits packages to offer employees while providing the most value. And those decisions are becoming more complex as new … Read More
DOL Issues Guidance on Handling Telework under FLSA, FMLA
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act to employees who telework from home or from another location away from the employer’s facility.
Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act is Ready for Governor’s Signature
Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated he intends to sign the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act that passed both houses of the legislature on Jan. 10, 2023. The Act will entitle covered employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid leave in each 12-month period of their employment and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
San Francisco Passes Ordinance Mandating Paid Military Leave
On Jan. 20, 2023, San Francisco approved the Military Leave Pay Protection Act, which mandates that certain employers must provide paid leave for employees taking leave for military duty. The ordinance takes effect 30 days after passage on Feb. 19, 2023.
(Mothering) Justice Denied: Legislative Amendments to Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Upheld
The Michigan legislature was within its authority to amend two ballot initiatives in 2018 — one to significantly raise the minimum wage and the other to greatly expand the availability of paid sick leave to employees, the Michigan Court of Appeals has held.
Webinar Recording: Moving the Needle on Mental Health – Tips & Strategies For Effective Well-being
Mental health support is part of every savvy employer’s benefit offerings, and for good cause. When employees are mentally well, they are more likely to be physically healthier and more … Read More
Washington Paid Family Medical Leave Program’s Premium Rate Increased for 2023
On Jan. 1, 2023, the Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave Program’s “total premium” rate rose to 0.8% from 0.6%. This rate is recalculated annually in October, based on contributions from premiums and benefits paid during the previous year.
New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Declared Null and Void
On Friday, Jan. 13, 2022, a New York State Supreme Court Judge for Onondaga County struck down the New York State Department of Health regulation mandating certain healthcare professionals be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, declaring the regulation to be “null, void, and of no effect.” (Medical Professionals for Informed Consent, et. al. v. Bassett, et al.)
Long COVID: Assessing and Managing Workforce Impact
Long COVID: Assessing and Managing Workforce Impact shares effective solutions and strategies for employers as they help employees with long COVID remain on the job, return to work in an effective and productive capacity, or access leave if they are unable to work.
2022 DMEC Long COVID Pulse Survey Results
In October 2022, DMEC surveyed 242 organizations across a variety of industries about current long COVID caseloads, accommodation practices, and strategic planning for long COVID management. This report highlights the survey results.
Important Information about Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program
Starting Jan. 1, 2023, Colorado employers must comply with Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act, which requires nearly all employers and all employees to contribute to the state’s paid family and medical leave program.
Webinar Recording: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics
This introductory education on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dissected the ADA’s fundamental requirements in a practical way, preparing you to confidently integrate ADA compliance into your organization. By … Read More
Webinar Recording: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Basics
Although the FMLA was signed into law over 25 years ago, understanding its requirements can be overwhelming. This presentation walked learners through FMLA basics, and provided practical, best practices that … Read More
New York Department of Health Revises the COVID-19 Return-to-Work Protocols
On Nov. 30, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) updated its Advisory on Return-to-Work Protocols for Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to Sars-CoV-2.