In this webinar, the Department of Labor (DOL) presented a head-to-toe overview of changes to its optional-use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. Attendees learned what has changed in … Read More
No matter how good our intentions are to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that can have a serious impact on our work. In this webinar, participants … Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued additional clarification on its FAQs and guidance regarding the FMLA and the FFCRA in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some highlights include:
On Apr. 16, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-51-20, (Executive Order) which provides COVID-19 related paid sick leave for “food sector workers” who work for larger employers in the state. The California legislature is now considering codifying those leave requirements with Senate Bill 729.
You can hear the parents wailing across the country, as states begin to announce their plans to keep physical schools closed or alternate between in-school and virtual classes for the upcoming year.
Colorado has enacted the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (SB20-205) (HFWA) to require employers to provide employees with up to six days, or up to 48 hours, of earned paid sick leave.
More than ever before, U.S. employees find themselves balancing both work and caregiving responsibilities. In fact, researchers at Harvard Business School published findings in 2019 suggesting that as many as … Read More
More than ever before, U.S. employees find themselves balancing both work and caregiving responsibilities. In fact, research published by Harvard Business Review in 2019 found that 75% of U.S. workers have caregiving … Read More
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the South Carolina Lactation Support Act, requiring employers to provide employees reasonable unpaid break time, or paid break time or mealtime, each day to express breast milk.
The “Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” (Senate Bill 2520) requires every employer with at least 15 employees to make a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s or prospective employee’s medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations.
On Jul. 1, 2020, a number of substantive changes (including expanded coverage) to Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) became effective.
Its July. A time when in normal years, schools are closed and families are planning vacations. But in 2020, paid vacation is being replaced with paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), leaving employers asking, can they still do that?
After three years of preparation, the District of Columbia’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 went live on Wednesday, July 1.
Employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or have a family member in that situation, may be entitled to employment protections. These lesser-known protections could include the right to take a … Read More
The Minnesota Supreme Court (5-2) has upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, ruling state law does not preempt the Ordinance, and it can apply to employers who are located outside of the City.
The Seattle City Council has enacted the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance, which temporarily provides paid sick and safe time for online-based food delivery network companies and drivers of transportation network companies with 250 or more gig workers worldwide.
As leave laws expand nationwide, one state still dominates as the most challenging and complex — some even say it is an administrative nightmare! The mere mention of California leave … Read More
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a new Proclamation that extends until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2020, the job protections in place for “high-risk” Washington employees.
California is known for having a multitude of leaves available to employees from sick leave to organ donation leave. Despite this, California has not mandated employers provide bereavement leave for employees. This may change by the end of the year if Assembly Bill 2999, the Bereavement Leave Act of 2020 (the Act), becomes law.
Chicago’s City Council has passed an ordinance to protect employees from retaliation by their employers if they obey public health orders or orders of a healthcare provider to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance was passed by the City Council on May 20, 2020.