California Paid Family Leave Entitlement Increase

Happy July 1 – the effective date for an additional two weeks of California Paid Family Leave (CA PFL)! As most of you will know, the CA PFL benefit entitlement has increased from six to eight weeks (as we wrote about here). Importantly, the additional two weeks of CA PFL entitlement applies only to claims/leaves that begin on … Continued

Rhode Island Waives TDI/TCI Waiting Periods and Relaxes Documentation Required for COVID-19 Claims

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the U.S., many state agencies have rallied to increase impacted workers’ access to wage replacement benefits through existing state-administered benefits programs. Some agencies have also revised documentation requirements in recognition of the current limitations on timely access to COVID-19 testing and diagnosis. The Rhode Island Department … Continued

FFCRA Tax Credits: IRS Guidance Imposes New Requirements and Restrictions on Paid Leave

On March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new guidance and FAQs for employers seeking COVID-19-related tax credits to offset the cost of providing paid leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance, which includes 66 FAQs, imposes new requirements related to FFCRA leave in order for an employer … Continued

UPDATED: New York Mandates Paid Leave Benefits for Employees Impacted By COVID-19 Quarantine or Isolation Order

UPDATED: May 1, 2020 On March 18, 2020, New York enacted a new law requiring many employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work after being issued a coronavirus-related mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation by the state, the state department of health, a local board of health, … Continued

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

February 1 – Reminder: Action Required for Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave

As the industry continues to plan for the implementation of Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave in July, ReedGroup reminds you to take action where required beginning February 1st. Although benefits will not become available until July 1, 2020, employers or their designee must provide the district’s required notice beginning February 1, 2020 to … 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