San Francisco Tightens up its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

San Francisco made history in April when it passed the first city-mandated full paid parental leave ordinance. The law provided for 6 weeks of topped off benefits for employees bonding with a child during the first year after birth, adoption, or foster placement of a minor child. When a San Francisco employee receives California Paid … Continued

California Adds Notice Requirement to Domestic Violence Leave Law

On September 14, the governor of California signed Assembly Bill 2337, adding a notice requirement to the California Domestic Violence Leave law. The new notice requirement goes into effect January 1, 2017. Per existing law, employers with 25 or more employees cannot terminate, or in any way discriminate or retaliate against an employee who is … Continued

ADA Leave Isn’t Always the Answer

We know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be tricky to navigate for employers. And as the recent court case of Dawson v. Akal Security, Inc., shows, it’s easy to make missteps that result in denying an employee’s right to the interactive process, even if that isn’t the intention. Larry Dawson was employed … Continued

Cities of Berkeley and St. Paul Usher in Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

Berkeley, California, and St. Paul, Minnesota, wrap up the summer with 2 new paid sick leave laws. Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, passed on August 31, goes into effect on October 1, 2017.  The City Council’s decision to pass the law may have been prompted by two competing ballot measures that will both appear on … Continued

Voting Leave Law Analyses Now on LeaveAdvisor

Election Day is right around the corner! Do you know if you’re located in a state that requires employers to grant their employees time off to vote? Find out with ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor, which includes analyses of voting leave laws for all 32 states that have them. With LeaveAdvisor, you can stay up to date on … Continued