Paid Family Leave

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Issues Proposed Parental Leave Guidelines
March 20, 2023
On February 2, 2023, the MCAD issued proposed, “Guidelines on the Massachusetts Parental Leave Act.”  The 32-page proposed guidelines cover a number of topics.
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Illinois Governor to Sign Legislation Providing Mandatory Paid Leave for All Workers
February 27, 2023
Governor Pritzker has indicated that he will pass the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. Therefore, Illinois employers should take all necessary actions to ensure that their policies and practices are compliant with the requirements imposed by the new law prior to the Act’s effective date, January 1, 2024.
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Minnesota Legislature Proposes Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Medical Leave
January 24, 2023
While it is early in the 2023 Minnesota legislative process, the Democrats who control both the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate have introduced two workplace mandates that have already been heard in committee hearings.
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Paid Leave Oregon – Volume III: Tax Status of Contributions and Benefit Payments
January 24, 2023
Most businesses with Oregon employees began paying into Oregon’s new family and medical leave insurance program as of January 1, 2023. While several “in the weeds” administrative questions still remain unanswered, Paid Leave Oregon and the Oregon Department of Revenue have issued guidance regarding the taxability of the program’s mandatory contributions and plan benefits
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Oregon Public Health Emergency Triggers Changes to Oregon Family Leave Act Eligibility
December 6, 2022
On November 14th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 22-23, declaring a public health emergency due to an alarming uptick in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza cases.
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Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Releases New Model Notices and Poster
November 21, 2022
Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released its updated model notices.
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Paid Leave Oregon – Volume 2: Employee Communications
October 4, 2022
As outlined in our previous alert, effective January 1, 2023, most Oregon employees and employers will begin paying into the new Family and Medical Leave Insurance (“FMLI”) program, Paid Leave Oregon.
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Paid Leave Oregon – Volume 1: Is Pursuing an “Equivalent Plan” Right for Your Business?
September 13, 2022
Paid Leave Oregon, the brand name of the Oregon Family and Medical Leave Insurance (“FMLI”) program, is ready for its debut.
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Maryland General Assembly Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave – What’s Next for Employers?
April 6, 2022
It provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for reasons that are mostly covered by the federal Family and Medical Act, and an additional 12 weeks if an employee requires both leave for their own serious health condition and to care for a child after birth/adoption/foster placement.
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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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Tweets Follow

May 31

(Not Terribly Useful) Guidance from the DOL on the FMLA and Holidays

May 30

EEOC Updates COVID-Related Guidance For Employers As The Feds Declare An End To The Public Health Emergency

May 26

The EEOC Targets the Use of AI in Employment Decisions