ReedGroup’s Greatest Compliance Hits of 2017

ReedGroup’s compliance attorneys presented leave of absence highlights from 2017 at the final Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Colorado chapter meeting on Thursday, December 7th. The presentation focused on an annual wrap-up of the legislative changes, notable cases, and agency action related to leave of absence and disability. 2017 proved to be fruitful for legislators, … Continued

ReedGroup Quarterly Absence and Disability Compliance Webinar

Wednesday, November 29, 201710-11 am (Denver) MT Join ReedGroup’s Compliance Team for its complimentary quarterly absence, disability, and accommodation webinar. This quick and informational session will ensure you are up to date on the latest developments in laws, regulations, and cases affecting employers across the nation. Learn about: The latest on the status of the … Continued

California Expands Parental Leave to Smaller Employers

On October 12, the Governor of California signed into law the California New Parent Leave Act (“CA New Parent Leave Act”), which requires employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid parental (bonding) leave for certain employees. The bill is effective on January 1, 2018.  The law includes the following provisions: Employee Eligibility:  To be eligible, … Continued

New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Are Finally Final

On Wednesday July 19, New York adopted final Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL) regulations, which take effect immediately. As a reminder, beginning January 1, 2018, private employers must provide eight weeks of benefits at a 50% salary rate, with increased benefits over the next four years, for the leave reasons described below. The period … Continued

Crossing The Finish Line: New York PFL Final Regulations

On Wednesday, July 19, New York adopted final Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL) regulations, which take effect immediately. Beginning January 1, 2018, NY PFL will provide eight weeks of benefits at 50% salary rate, with increased benefits over the next four years, to employees who need to miss work: to care for a family … Continued

Hawaii Adds Sibling Coverage to its Family Leave Law

On July 10, the Governor of Hawaii signed House Bill 213, which expands the existing Hawaii Family Leave Law. The new law, effective immediately, adds siblings to the list of covered family members with a serious health condition for whom an employee may take leave to provide care. No other substantive changes were made to … Continued

Connecticut Expands its Protections for Pregnant Employees

On July 6, the Governor of Connecticut signed House Bill 6668, a law amending the Connecticut Pregnancy Disability law. The new law, effective October 1, 2017, provides additional protections for employees experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. The existing law requires an employer to grant a reasonable leave of absence for disabilities resulting from … Continued

New York Delays Final PFL Regulations

As you know by now, New York has a new Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL) that will begin offering employees benefits as of January 1, 2018. ReedGroup has written about this upcoming law in the past, and you can find the background here. Proposed regulations were issued in February, and final regulations were expected … Continued

District of Columbia Passes Paid Family Leave

On April 7, 2017, the D.C. Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (“D.C. Paid Family Leave law”) became effective upon the expiration of Congress’s 30-day review period. The new law establishes a paid family leave program administered through the District of Columbia. It does not provide any additional leave or job protection beyond the … Continued