The complexity of leave laws at federal, state, and municipal levels can be daunting. This webinar took a dive into the various leave laws and their interaction, while outlining the … Read More
Significant mental health illness (MHI) affects almost 20% of employees each year, costing employers over $80 billion annually, mostly for lost productivity and absenteeism. Anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorders … Read More
On May 29, The Duluth (MN) City Council passed an Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, requiring employers to allow employees to accrue an hour of leave for every 50 hours worked. The ordinance is effective in January 2020.
HR, benefits, and disability professionals too often find themselves inundated with reports from their carriers or third-party administrators (TPAs). As stand-alone documents, this information highlights specific costs or incidence levels … Read More
Paid leave programs are becoming more and more popular. New York’s Paid Family Leave law has re-energized this conversation, and more states may follow suit. You don’t have to wait for … Read More
Last week, a court upheld the Minneapolis paid sick leave ordinance, but ruled that it is only enforceable against employers within the city’s limits.
Organizational call centers are an integral component of successful business operations. However, data shows that organizations with a customer service call center exhibit high rates of absence and lost time, … Read More
Employers are the foundation in building a successful disability experience. However, when each situation is unique, how do you balance the necessity of consistent policies and procedures with the individual … Read More
Review the new state and local posting requirements for Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming.
On May 2, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made the Garden State the tenth in the nation to enact a paid sick leave (PSL) law and also canceled 13 municipal PSL laws within the state.
This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued FAQ guidance regarding the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. As a reminder, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) provides a tax credit to employers that voluntarily offer paid family and/or medical leave to employees.
By the end of this year, employers with employees in the state of Washington must be ready to comply with last summer’s newly-enacted paid family and medical leave law. Since the law’s passage, Washington has been busy fine-tuning the program and providing updates.
In the past 15 months, five state laws requiring some form of paid leave have either become effective or enacted with more likely to follow. The overarching compliance challenges to … Read More
The vast and complex patchwork of paid sick leave (PSL) laws expanded in the first quarter of 2018 with the addition of a state law in Maryland and a local law in Austin, Texas. The patchwork now has more than 40 laws: nine state laws, the District of Columbia, two county laws, and about 31 municipal laws.
Review the new state and local posting requirements for Missouri, Rhode Island, and Wyoming.
This webinar took a closer look at the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), statutory disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); cutting through common misconceptions to provide a … Read More
With the addition of Paid Family Leave benefit under the NY DBL program on January 1, 2018, employers are scrambling to insure compliance and consistency. Understanding the implications and reporting … Read More
With a new Democratic Governor who supports a paid sick leave law (PSL) and solid Democratic majorities in both legislative chambers, New Jersey is poised to become the tenth state to enact a paid sick leave law.
The ever-moving target that is the New York Paid Family Leave law has shifted yet again. New York State regulators confirmed that employers do not need to cap the weekly employee payroll deduction for PFL at .126% of the New York State Average Weekly Wage.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is considering a paid sick leave (PSL) bill that is substantially similar to the bill introduced but not passed last year. The proposed Earned Sick Leave Law has the typical PSL architecture.