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

Amidst the coronavirus 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

Washington State Amends its Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

On March 25, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2614 amending the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFML) law. These amendments are not COVID-19 related, but instead offer some clarifications and add new provisions to the existing WA PFML law. Highlights of the Significant WA PFML Changes Effective date: June … Continued

New Jersey Expands Earned Sick Leave and Temporary Disability Benefits Laws To Clarify Coronavirus-Related Eligibility

On March 25, 2020, the Governor of New Jersey signed into law legislation expanding the state’s existing Earned Sick Leave Law and Temporary Disability Benefits Law, to cover additional leaves of absence necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Generally, the legislation amends the laws to define employee eligibility for paid leave benefits during times when the … Continued

The Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know About COVID-19

Employers must contend with many issues that occur outside of the workplace and out of their control. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, “2019-nCoV” or COVID-19, is a perfect example of why every employer should have a pandemic preparedness program in place for the safety of their employees. Background Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is an … Continued