Kentucky Adopts Pregnant Workers Act

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

Governor Bevin signed Senate Bill 18, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act. The Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA) and applies to employers with 15 or more employees within the state in each of twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, as well as any agent of the employer.

April 2019: New State & Local Posting Requirements

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

Review the new state and local posting requirements for Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.

The FMLA, ADA and Overseas Employees

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

In the global economy, it is not unusual for U.S. multinational companies to have employees working overseas. Overseas employment arrangements require employers to navigate a variety of complex legal issues – some of them leave related.

EEOC Revises Wellness Plan Regulations

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Dec. 20, the EEOC revised wellness plan regulations by removing the section that permitted incentives. In doing so, the EEOC left employers back in the quandary they were in before. Neither the law, nor the remaining regulations, expressly prohibit (or permit) incentives.

Michigan’s Amended Paid Medical Leave Law

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act requires employers in Michigan to provide their employees with accrued paid medical leave to use for their own or their family members’ medical needs and for purposes related to domestic violence and sexual assault. The new law will become effective in March 2019.

Michigan Governor Signs Sick Leave Amendment

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Dec. 13, Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the bill amending the recently enacted Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law, putting the finishing touch on a two-step political strategy to have the legislature craft a PSL bill rather than have voters consider a bill crafted by PSL advocates.