Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests

Recent military deployments to the Middle East may result in employers seeing an increase in military-related leave requests.  When managing leave of absence requests from members of the military, employers have two statutory provisions to consider.  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ((USERRA).  Both laws provide job … Continued

Another Red State Joins the Push for Paid Family Leave

Tennessee will become the tenth state to offer paid leave to state employees. On January 7, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an Executive Order that will provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for state employees to care for their children, family members, family members on active military duty, and for their own … Continued

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Poster and Notice Available

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) made available its Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) poster and employer notice to employees. By January 1, 2020, employers with employees working in Washington must post the mandatory PFML poster in a conspicuous place in their Washington worksites. Employers also must provide the notice to employees who may … Continued

Top 5 Tips for Understanding New Paid Leave Laws

New paid leave laws keep coming! Just when you think you’ve mastered the existing laws, a new one is enacted and you have to review your policies and practices all over again. To help ease the burden, here are our top five tips for keeping abreast of the new paid leave landscape. Tip #1: New … Continued

UPDATE: Massachusetts Delays Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholding and Notification Deadlines

Breaking News! The Baker-Polito administration and Massachusetts legislature enacted promised legislation to delay the start of employee withholdings for contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program (MA PFML) until October 1, 2019. Employers should not begin withholding employee contributions on July 1, as originally scheduled, but instead should begin withholding on October … Continued

More Changes for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave

Based on feedback that the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) received from key stakeholders and industry participants, it has changed some upcoming deadlines. Specifically, the workplace notification and private plan exemption deadlines have been pushed back. Poster and Notice Requirements As we wrote about in a recent blog post, covered employers must … Continued