With 53 presumptive-positive cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of March 15, Michigan is taking proactive steps to reduce transmission of the virus.
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved a bill to establish a new unpaid emergency leave of 20 days for employees with a suspected or actual diagnosis of a pandemic illness.
Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have risen swiftly in California and in response, administrative agencies have released guidance to employers regarding wage and hour issues and paid sick leave.
On Mar. 15, 2020, the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act finally goes into effect after its years-long journey through the City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the Pennsylvania courts.
For nine years the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Spring Consulting Group have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. Our national survey tracks employer methods for … Read More
For nine years, DMEC and Spring Consulting Group have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. With information from over 873 employers, the national survey tracks employer methods … Read More
There is a new proposed Colorado bill, which attempts to create tax incentives to encourage employers to voluntarily support paid parental and medical leave programs.
Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains a top challenge for employers. It gets even murkier when you tie in emerging state leave laws, intermittent leave management, … Read More
Ideally, employers and employees have a flexible relationship, one that ebbs and flows throughout the ups and downs of the realities of life. A typical employee experiences a host of … Read More
As California employers continue to grapple with recent legislation effective Jan. 1, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom is releasing his plans for even more employment legislation.
As leave management grows in complexity, so do the questions plaguing absence and disability professionals. If you’ve ever wondered about the leave benefits offered by others in your industry, or … Read More
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, continues to raise not only health concerns, but issues for employers and employees.
On Jan. 14, 2020, the 5th Circuit ruled on whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an employer to excuse terminable misconduct — in this case, sleeping on the job — based on an employee’s after-the-fact, disability-related explanation.
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While many employers have developed strong skills and experience navigating the administration of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), questions remain. All too often, these specific questions are left unanswered … Read More
Rising healthcare costs continue to put a pinch on employer budgets. According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey, employer sponsored health coverage rose 5% in 2019 alone. Many … Read More
Paid Family Leave Benefit for Civilian Federal Employees Paid family leave for birth, adoption, or fostering is a new benefit for 2.1 million federal civilian employees, available for these family … Read More
The end of 2019 brought more nuances, but also resolutions to paid sick leave (PSL) state and local laws. For instance, challenges to the Michigan PSL law and Alabama preemption law were resolved, but the PSL turbulence in Texas continues as we await a decision from the Texas Supreme Court on whether it will wade into the PSL controversy.
On Dec. 18, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court said no, it would not issue an advisory opinion on the legality of the recently enacted state PSL law.
On Dec. 13, 2019, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in an en banc decision, rejected the challenge to Alabama’s minimum wage and employment benefits preemption law.