New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance Poster Updated

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued an updated Family Leave Insurance poster to reflect recent amendments made to the state’s leave laws. As described in our blog post on the New Jersey amendments, significant changes were implemented, including but not limited to: Expansion of the definition of covered family members for … Continued

Kentucky’s New Pregnancy Accommodation Law: What Employers Need to Know

Get ready to engage in an interactive process with your pregnant employees in Kentucky! The recently enacted Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requires covered employers to make reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions absent an undue hardship. Reasonable Accommodations The Pregnant Workers Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which already prohibits … Continued

Massachusetts PFML Notices Must Be Provided by May 31, 2019

On April 17, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) released its required workplace poster and employee notices to inform employees about their rights and responsibilities under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (MA PFML). Workplace PFML Poster The poster includes key implementation dates to inform employees that payroll deductions … Continued

6 Tips for Minimizing FMLA Abuse

A significant challenge in managing leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is controlling employee abuse or misuse of leave rights. To be clear, eligible employees are entitled to receive the time off and job protections afforded by the FMLA without interference or retaliation by their employer. However, when potentially suspicious … Continued

Mindfulness Challenge: Thrive on Stress

This April, Stress Awareness Month has me thinking about the universal problem of stress. A certain amount of stress is normal, and keeps us actively engaged in work, love and life through the release of hormones that increase our energy levels and help us focus on beneficial activity. But circumstances can rapidly turn a healthy … Continued