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

Drinking from the Leave of Absence Firehose

We in ReedGroup’s Compliance Department are shameless leave of absence junkies. So as you can imagine, any time we are able to get together with other colleagues in the industry, we love to share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and look to the future of leave of absence management. In the past week, Reed Group drank from the … Continued

California Sweetens Paid Family Leave

Not to be outdone by San Francisco or New York, Governor Brown signed a bill yesterday sweetening California’s paid family leave benefit program (PFL). In 2002, California was the first state to enact a paid family leave program, offering 6 weeks of partial wage replacement when employees took time off to bond with a newborn, adopted, … Continued

California Employers: Don’t Get Caught on April Fool’s Day. Update your California Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice by April 1st

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) has announced amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations which impact California Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) and are slated to take effect April 1. The amendments include updated notices, which must be implemented by April 1st – no fooling! Updated Notices.  Previously, the … Continued