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

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