Whirlwind week brings Major Changes in our Leave Landscape

Supreme Court Rules: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 states In the biggest news this week, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages AND recognize same-sex marriages licensed and performed out-of-state.  We’ve blogged about same-sex marriage laws quite … Continued

Oregon Paid Sick Leave – 4th time’s a charm!

With Oregon set to adjourn its legislature in early July, the Oregon Congress put its process on the fast track in time to deliver a mandatory paid sick and safe leave bill to the Governor’s desk, where it was signed on June 22. Oregon is the 4th state to offer statewide sick leave, along with … Continued

Paid Sick Leave Update: City and State Laws Come Under Fire

Recent municipal and state paid sick leave laws continue to stir up controversy in city councils and state legislatures across the nation. Here’s a recap of the latest news: Eugene, Oregon – Delayed Enforcement of Paid Sick Leave? On July 30th of 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a paid sick leave ordinance, set to … Continued

FMLA News – two for the price of one!

New DOL FMLA FORMS! The Department of Labor (DOL) has released new FMLA medical certification forms, effective through May of 2018.  Not much need for excitement though; the key change is a reference to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), adding instructions for health care providers regarding the disclosure of genetic information. Many employers and … Continued