Find Your Way through the Maze of PTSD

Approximately 75% of Americans have been exposed to a life-threatening trauma at some point during their lives.1 Responses to such trauma vary widely but may include withdrawal, anxiety, and the phenomenon known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is characterized by troubling feelings and thought processes lasting longer than 30 days.2 The types of trauma … Continued

Massachusetts Publishes Draft Regulations for Paid Family and Medical Leave

On January 23, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) provided our first look at its draft regulations for the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program (MA PFML). As we’ve previously written, the MA PFML will provide temporary wage replacement to eligible workers when they take medical or family leave for … Continued

Washington State Issues Paystub Insert for Paid Family & Medical Leave

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has provided numerous resources, including the Voluntary Plan Guide, Employer Toolkit, and Employer Webinars, to help employers prepare for the upcoming implementation of the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. In anticipation of the January 1, 2019 effective date for premium contributions, the ESD has published an employee … Continued

Denied Pregnancy Accommodations Result in Million Dollar Settlements

If you think that denying accommodations to pregnant or disabled employees will save your organization money, you may want to think again. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled two systemic pregnancy and disability cases for over seven figures each – sums that are sure to catch the eye of any CFO or … Continued