Part 3: California Leave Legislation: California Kin Care Clarification and Victim Leave Law Amendment

In this third and final part of our series on recent leave legislation changes in California and the expected impact on absence management, we’ll review the state’s recent clarification of kin care law and victim leave laws, including employer notification requirements. Kin Care Clarification California’s Kin Care law (California Labor Code § 233) requires that … Continued

California Paid Family Leave Entitlement Increase

Happy July 1 – the effective date for an additional two weeks of California Paid Family Leave (CA PFL)! As most of you will know, the CA PFL benefit entitlement has increased from six to eight weeks (as we wrote about here). Importantly, the additional two weeks of CA PFL entitlement applies only to claims/leaves that begin on … Continued

ReedGroup Quarterly Absence and Disability Compliance Webinar

Wednesday, November 29, 201710-11 am (Denver) MT Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. This quick and informational session will ensure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation. Learn about: The latest on the status of the … Continued

California Expands Parental Leave to Smaller Employers

On October 12, the Governor of California signed into law the California New Parent Leave Act (“CA New Parent Leave Act”), which requires employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid parental (bonding) leave for certain employees. The bill is effective on January 1, 2018.  The law includes the following provisions: Employee Eligibility:  To be eligible, … Continued

Sick Leave Updates at the Local Level

Spring brings with it several developments in sick leave laws as Georgia and Arizona pass new legislation, plus Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Cook County get in the mix with new proposed regulations interpreting their sick leave laws: On May 8, the Governor of Georgia signed a new Georgia Kin Care law, Senate Bill 201.  The … Continued

The Year Wraps up with Paid Family Leave in San Francisco and D.C.

San Francisco Finalizes Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Rules We recently blogged about San Francisco’s proposed Rules interpreting its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (“PPLO”). The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement published the final Rules on December 23. Also published is the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Form which employers must provide to employees, and … Continued

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