Currently California employees who wish to receive pay during leave for a qualifying exigency would need to use their own accrued vacation or paid time off hours. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, an employee can apply for wage replacement benefits from the State of California Paid Family Leave insurance program during such a leave.
This fourth annual report provides a summary and an analysis of the 2014 Employer Leave Management Survey jointly sponsored by DMEC and Spring Consulting Group. The survey tracks employer methods, … Read More
Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed SB 770 into law, expanding the types of relatives for whom employees may take paid family leave (PFL). Effective July 1, 2014, this … Read More
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a fact sheet about qualifying reasons for Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). … Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced that T.G.I. Fridays, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Carlson, has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance … Read More
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new set of final regulations regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This Final Rule … Read More
The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released proposed regulations that would revise certain regulations regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), primarily … Read More
On January 31, 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that legalizes civil unions. The new law will take effect on June 1, 2011. This law entitles … Read More
Anyone who has worked for or with a multi-state employer knows that one of the most difficult aspects of absence management is keeping up with changes in state laws. This … Read More
On July 2, 2010, the Ohio Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA) went into effect. The OMFLA applies to both public and private employers with 50 or more employees.
Earlier this year, the Department of Labor posted the following update on its web site: The Wage and Hour Division will initiate rulemaking to implement the new amendments to the … Read More
On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed H.R. 2647 (the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act) into law. This new law includes two expansions of the recently-enacted exigency and … Read More
Mark January 16, 2009, the effective date for comprehensive new regulations governing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This posting covers the extensive military family leave portion. DMEC will … Read More
On March 19, 2008, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed S.B. 6447, requiring public and private employers of any size to allow eligible employees up to 15 days of unpaid leave … Read More