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Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) in 2022: Top Employer Questions, Answered

Correctly administering Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) has only become more complex following numerous state-level changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The USA is one of the few industrialized nations without paid family and/or medical leave at the national level. Thus, states have led the way. Since 2020, D.C., Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Oregon, New Hampshire, … Continued

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Hot Topics in Absence Management

Gather around the virtual water cooler with us to see what your colleagues are talking about. ReedGroup’s most popular blog posts in 2022 so far are:  Paid Family & Medical Leave Update A summary of PFML in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, plus programs coming … Continued

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Up Next: Our Absence Management Academy FMLA Webinar – FMLA, Part 2: The Hard Questions

This week, we’re preparing for our June 8 webinar, the second of our four-part Absence Management Academy series on #AbsenceManagement fundamentals. We’re looking at the questions that participants asked our experts during the webinar presented as Part 1 of this series, to understand what areas are most challenging for employers to understand and administer correctly. Our speakers … Continued

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Paid Family & Medical Leave Update: What Employers Need to Know in 2022

Like tulips and daffodils, this spring brought leave absence activity popping up across the country, plenty of which was related to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) programs. As a refresher, there are 10 states with established or upcoming PFML programs, including California, Colorado (benefits payable beginning in 2024), Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire (benefits payable beginning in 2023), New … Continued

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Oregon Declares the End of the Public Health Emergency

As spring began to blossom in the Pacific Northwest, COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations began to decrease in Oregon. Prompted by the decline in COVID-19 numbers, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, announced that she will rescind her statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration. Governor Brown’s Executive Order 21-36 originally extended the current declaration of a public health emergency … Continued

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State PFML Proposals Flood Legislative Dockets

Since January, all but a handful of state legislatures have reconvened for the 2022 legislative session. With the start of these new sessions, the legislative flood gates have been opened, including a deluge of bills that would create new paid family and medical leave state programs, insurance benefits, or employer-sponsored paid leave. Although many of … Continued

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

Connecticut FMLA and Oregon PFML Update

Both Connecticut and Oregon have been busy working on rules and regulations related to their respective state leave laws. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) published proposed regulations for its recently expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA), which became effective January 1, 2022. On the other side of the continent, the Oregon … Continued