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California Family Rights Act Expands To Cover Nearly All California Employers - What You Need To Do Now
December 14, 2020
On January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) will significantly expand by applying to all employers with as few as 5 employees and creating the right to take leaves to care for more family members with serious health conditions.
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Massachusetts: Does your Employee Handbook do more Harm than Good?
December 8, 2020
I often tell clients that one of the most important documents they need to have is an employee handbook, and that handbook needs to be up to date and legally compliant.
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Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave
July 17, 2019
The Oregon legislature recently passed an extremely generous paid Family and Medical leave law that will impact almost every Oregon employer.
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New Paid Leave Law in Maine Provides Employees Leave For Any Purpose
June 26, 2019
Maine is the first state to pass legislation which provides paid leave time for employees to take for any reason they choose.
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JP Morgan Settlement Shines Light on the Importance of Equality in Parental Leaves
May 31, 2019
Financial giant JPMorgan has agreed to pay $5 Million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that its parental leave policy discriminated against its male employees.
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Massachusetts: Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave Publishes Proposed Regulations
January 24, 2019
As we reported on our blog back in June, legislation known as the “Grand Bargain” created a new state program providing paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible Massachusetts employees. On January 23rd, the Department published proposed regulations on the law, giving us a first look at how the new Department proposes to answer some of those open questions.
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Paid Family Leave Bill Passed by Massachusetts Legislature
June 21, 2018
The Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill late on June 20th that would resolve a number of pending legislative and ballot proposals in one fell swoop.
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EEOC: Parental & Bonding Leave Policies Should be the Same for Moms and Dads
March 2, 2018
In August 2017, the EEOC sued Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. based on a parental leave program that provided employees with paid leave to bond with a new child, as well as flexible return-to-work benefits.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Paid Leave Compromise Bill – What Does It Really Do?
November 30, 2017
As Maryland employers are likely aware, the General Assembly passed a paid sick leave bill (HB1) this past session, which was vetoed by Governor Hogan. The Governor has now introduced a new paid leave bill – the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018 – that will be filed as emergency legislation when the next legislative session opens on January 10, 2018.
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New York Finalizes Paid Family Leave Regulations
September 5, 2017
As we previously reported, beginning January 1, 2018, many employees in New York State will be eligible for paid family leave under New York’s Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) legislation. In anticipation of the PFL law’s effective date, the Workers Compensation Board has issued final regulations clarifying certain aspects of the law.
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