Nevada Employees Win Big With State Mandated Paid Time Off

Nevada followed in the footsteps of Maine last week and enacted legislation that requires large private-sector employers to provide paid leave that can be used for any purpose. Senate Bill No. 312’s provisions go into effect on January 1, 2020. Paid Leave Entitlement Nevada’s paid leave law requires employers with 50 or more employees to … Continued

Oregon Employers to Make Pregnancy-Related Workplace Accommodations By 2020

Oregon recently enacted the Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act, HB2341 (the “Act”), which provides rights and protections to applicants and employees who are pregnant and postpartum. The Act applies only to employers with 6 or more employees – the same coverage threshold as the state’s antidiscrimination provisions protecting disabled individuals. When the Act goes into … Continued

UPDATE: Massachusetts Delays Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholding and Notification Deadlines

Breaking News! The Baker-Polito administration and Massachusetts legislature enacted promised legislation to delay the start of employee withholdings for contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program (MA PFML) until October 1, 2019. Employers should not begin withholding employee contributions on July 1, as originally scheduled, but instead should begin withholding on October … Continued

Try Not to Die this Summer

I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. It all started after reading the cryptic advice of a man named Bob Weighton. When asked for the secret to his longevity on his 111th birthday, Mr. Weighton replied “I have no answer, except to avoid dying.”1 I keep wondering exactly how he managed to accomplish this … Continued