For the second time this month, Maine is adjusting its leave laws. Employers in Maine will soon be required to provide veterans with time away from work to attend scheduled appointments at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum face numerous barriers to financial wellness, affecting everything from the quality of their child care to planning for retirement. Prepared or not, most Americans are … Read More
Over 60% of the 10 million Americans with opioid use disorder are employed. Many are valued employees whose illnesses lead to lost productivity, involuntary leave, excessive healthcare costs, work accidents, … Read More
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law requiring private employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour an employee works.
While a normal pregnancy is not considered an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) disability, there are employer obligations that may come into play with pregnant employees. Pregnancy is a strategic priority … Read More
Mental health and depression continue to rise as leading causes of disability leave. Today, nearly 20% of American workers report having a mental health condition in any given month. This … Read More
While Maine may have been the first state to pass a paid “any reason” leave law, Nevada was a close second. On June 12, Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak, signed a bill requiring private sector employers with at least 50 employees to allow employees to accrue paid leave which may be used for any reason.
In a recent study, The Standard asked HR business decision makers to rate their organizations’ absence and disability practices, and their confidence in managing absence and disability programs. Scores were … Read More
Review the new state and local posting requirements for California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, and Washington
Mental health issues in the workforce continue to challenge many employers. Companies are reviewing offerings to support employees in need, but often still struggle to understand and effectively address this … Read More
The Maine legislature recently passed an act authorizing earned employee leave. If Governor Mills, who has been vocal in her support of the bill, signs the bill into law, it would take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
On May 3, 2019, Westchester County Executive George Latimer formally signed into law the County’s Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Law (Safe Time Law).
The New Hampshire Paid Family Medical Leave law has been left behind in the dust after Republican Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the bill.
Mental health is a universal asset, but one of significant importance for workers and organizations. The mental well-being of a company’s workforce can make or break performance, production, and profitability. … Read More
A recent Connecticut Appellate Court case provides helpful reminders that regular, reliable attendance can be an essential function of many jobs; and eliminating an essential job function is not a reasonable accommodation.
Technology in the integrated absence management space continues to evolve. Savvy professionals are getting the education they need to understand their technology options, and are learning how to leverage solutions … Read More
The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance can be enforced against businesses not physically located in the city but who have employees who work at least eight (80) hours in a year within the geographic boundaries of the city, according to a state appellate court decision last week.
Review the new state and local posting requirements for California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.
On Apr. 23, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) issued a Best Practices Bluepaper as guidance for employers with three or more employees facing accommodation requests from employees for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
Over the next several months, the fate of local paid sick leave laws may well be decided by the Texas legislature.