Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated he intends to sign the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act that passed both houses of the legislature on Jan. 10, 2023. The Act will entitle covered employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid leave in each 12-month period of their employment and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
Change to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Vetoed
A provision in the enacted state budget for fiscal year 2023 would have amended the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act to provide employers and employees more flexibility to use other accrued benefits to supplement paid benefits received from the state.
San Francisco Voters Approved New Public Health Emergency Leave
In June, San Francisco voters passed Proposition G, a new Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance. The ordinance requires private employers to provide paid leave to employees for “public health emergencies.”
D.C. Employees to Get Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccines Well into 2022
D.C.’s new “COVID Vaccination Leave Temporary Amendment Act of 2021” (Temporary Act) will extend employees’ entitlement to paid time off for both COVID-19 vaccination and recovery from any side effects well into 2022.
Revised Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Expands Who Are Covered Family Members
Beginning July 25, 2021, employees can use Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WPFML) to care for more people.
New Hampshire Adopts Paid Leave Program
New Hampshire has joined eight states and the District of Columbia when, on June 24, 2021, the New Hampshire Legislature passed a two-year state budget that includes a paid leave program.
Mandatory COVID-19 Benefits Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act Have Ended. Now What?
In March 2020, when Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) with a sunset date of Dec. 31, 2020, few anticipated the COVID-19 pandemic would be ongoing into 2021. But the pandemic has not slowed, and requests for COVID-19-related leave (along with the corresponding tax credits) continue.
New York State, Modified New York City Sick and Safe Leave Obligations Fully Effective Jan. 1
The New York State Paid Sick Leave Law and the amendments to the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law expanding employees’ paid sick leave entitlements went into full effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
Connecticut Paid FMLA: What Employers Need to Know Now
With a difficult 2020 nearing its end, if Connecticut Paid FMLA has recently reappeared on your radar, don’t fret! Simply review these basics to prepare for this upcoming change.
Puerto Rico Enacts Five-Day Paid Emergency Leave for Pandemic Illness
Puerto Rico’s Law 37-2020 provides certain employees up to five days of paid leave once they exhaust other paid leave.
2019 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey White Paper
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
Challenge to Alabama Preemption Law Rejected
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.
Integrated Absence Management: Innovative Leaves
Innovative Leaves for an Evolving Workforce By Glenn Pransky, MD Scientific Advisor Lincoln Financial Group By Kristin Hostetter Sr. Prod. Mgr., Absence Mgmt. Lincoln Financial Group Profound changes are occurring … Read More
Compliance Memos: July 2019
Battleground Over Complex State and Local Leave Laws The complexity of paid leave laws opens doors to legal challenges. Which employers are subject to the law? Minnesota. In May, the … Read More
May 2019: New State & Local Posting Requirements
Review the new state and local posting requirements for California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.
April 2019: New State & Local Posting Requirements
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.
Program Showcase: Navigating Paid Family Leave
The Conundrum of Coordination: Navigating Paid Family Leave By Terry Smith First-VP Consultant American Benefits Consulting By Erica Vanni First-VP Consultant American Benefits Consulting Responding to a tight U.S. labor … Read More
The CEO’s Desk: Top Compliance Challenges
Top Compliance Challenges for 2019 By Terri L. Rhodes CCMP, CLMS, CPDM, MBA CEO, DMEC Managing the key requirements of ever-expanding state mandates is just one of many leave compliance … Read More
Compliance Memos: March 2019
Immediate Accommodation Not Required: 6th Circuit In Brumley v. United Parcel Service, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that an “employer’s refusal to provide an accommodation to the … Read More
2018 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey White Paper
For eight years the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Spring Consulting Group (Spring) have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. Our national survey tracks employer methods … Read More
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