New Case Interpretation Purports to Expand Employee Coverage Under Connecticut FMLA

In a case of first impression, a Connecticut Superior Court has held that Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Act (“CFMLA”) applies to Connecticut employers with 75 or more employees anywhere in the nation, not just in Connecticut. The court ruled that in determining whether an employer satisfies the CFMLA’s 75-employee threshold, the Department of Labor … Continued

Reed Group to Provide NY Treatment Guidelines Navigation Software for Use by New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Personnel

We are pleased to announce today that Reed Group has entered into an agreement to provide our MDGuidelines New York Medical Treatment Guidelines navigation software to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The software will be used by New York WCB personnel as they implement the recently announced New York State Workers’ Compensation … Continued

Connecticut Revises Crime Victims Leave Law

Connecticut has an existing law that provides leave for employees who are victims of certain crimes. The law has now been expanded, effective October 1, 2010, to provide additional rights for employees who are victims of family violence. “Family violence” is defined as an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury, or assault, or a … Continued

Ohio Enacts New Military Families Leave

Ohio has enacted a statute, effective July 2, 2010, providing protected unpaid leave for certain family members of military service members. Under the act, limited family leave is available when a service member has been called to active duty for more than 30 days or is injured, wounded, or hospitalized while on active duty. Key … Continued