Oregon Delays PFMLI Implementation

This one is for you Oregonians. As we explained last week in the Summertime State PFML Update, Oregon passed and enacted Oregon House Bill 3398 last month. This legislation delays the implementation of the Oregon PFMLI program and pushes back certain relevant deadlines. In this blog, we will delve into why this legislation is notable, … Continued

Summertime State PFML Update

Summer break not only brought sunshine and beach time, but also many legislators across the country passed multiple bills and regulations that directly impact the absence management and administration world. Grab your inflatable lounger and read below on the summaries of the paid family and medical leave (PFML) legislation that made waves this summer. Colorado … Continued

Big, Federal Government Changes to Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposed: What’s Next?

Building an Economy for Families Act On Tuesday, April 27, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal released The Building an Economy for Families Act (“the Act”), which includes a comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) program aimed at closing the wage replacement gap so many Americans face when they take a leave … Continued

Are You Complying with the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act? Here’s A Tool (And Some Recommendations) to Help

Connecticut employers kicked off the new year with employee payroll deductions that will fund the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program, slated to start paying benefits January 1, 2022. Registration for the program began in December, but employers can still enroll if they haven’t done so yet. CT State PFML Employer Toolkit The … Continued

Your Chance to Make History! Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Draft Rules Are Open For Public Comment

Are you interested in paid family leave legislation? Got time to analyze draft legislative language? The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance team in Oregon is busy seeking public feedback on proposed draft administrative rules which describe how the Employment Department (Department) will administer its Paid Family and Leave Insurance program (ORPFMLI). Beginning January 2023, … Continued

Congress fails to extend FFCRA leave: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Despite optimism that there would be an extension of paid emergency sick and family leave available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), the COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Trump yesterday fails to extend the FFCRA’s leave mandate beyond December 31st. However, it does extend tax credits until March 31, 2021 for employers … Continued

Don’t Forget, Massachusetts PFML is on its way!

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML)  in conjunction with the Department of Insurance (DOI) published continued guidance as it prepares employers and employees for the implementation of Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MAPFML) benefits on January 1, 2021. DFML has assured the public that it remains committed … Continued