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

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

Washington State, Nevada, and Connecticut Bump Up Their Pregnancy Protections

We recently updated you about Vermont’s new Pregnancy Accommodation law. Three more states join the trend, as Washington State, Nevada, and Connecticut follow suit. On May 15, the Governor of Washington State signed Washington Senate Bill 5835, a pregnancy accommodation law that adds protection for pregnant employees experiencing pregnancy or pregnancy-related health conditions. On June … 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

Vermont Passes Bill to Require Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

On May 4, the Governor of Vermont signed into law Vermont House Bill 136, a bill requiring employers to provide accommodations for individuals suffering from pregnancy–related conditions. The effective date is January 1, 2018. While the law does not specifically provide a leave of absence, it does require an employer to provide reasonable accommodations. Employers … 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

Stay Out of Hot Water Managing Leaves and Accommodations

Employers face many compliance issues when it comes to managing employee leaves and accommodations. Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law and the EEOC’s recent guidance on employer-provided ADA leave as an accommodation have made these decisions even more difficult for HR professionals, leave and accommodations managers, compliance officers, and business leaders. Learn how to avoid costly … Continued

California Employers: Don’t Get Caught on April Fool’s Day. Update your California Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice by April 1st

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) has announced amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations which impact California Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) and are slated to take effect April 1. The amendments include updated notices, which must be implemented by April 1st – no fooling! Updated Notices.  Previously, the … Continued