An Informal Chat with EEOC Commissioners Feldblum and Lipnic

Some people get excited about backstage passes to a concert. At Reed Group, the opportunity to meet and discuss leave issues with EEOC commissioners gets our engines running.  This week, I had the good fortune to meet with Commissioners Feldblum and Lipnic of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as part of an informal discussion … Continued

DOL Announces New FMLA Guidance and Poster

New FMLA Employer Guide. If you love leave law the way we love leave law, then you know that this week is the 2016 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference. ReedGroup is a partner-sponsor of this event and has several representatives in attendance. This morning started off with a bang as the DOL Branch Chief for … Continued

Part II: More on California’s Enhanced State Benefits

Yesterday we wrote about the passage of a new California Law, known in the legislature as Assembly Bill 908, which in 2018 will increase California’s paid family leave (PFL) weekly benefit amount and eliminate the waiting period required to receive PFL benefits. While not wildly touted, not even by Governor Brown in his own press … Continued

California Sweetens Paid Family Leave

Not to be outdone by San Francisco or New York, Governor Brown signed a bill yesterday sweetening California’s paid family leave benefit program (PFL). In 2002, California was the first state to enact a paid family leave program, offering 6 weeks of partial wage replacement when employees took time off to bond with a newborn, adopted, … Continued

Blazing New Trail, San Francisco Mandates Fully Paid Parental Leave

It’s already been a groundbreaking week for leave of absence, but San Francisco’s new paid parental leave bill blazes a fresh trail with an unprecedented fully paid parental leave ordinance.  The ordinance provides for 6 weeks of topped off benefits for employees who are bonding with a child during the first year after birth or … Continued