What are the most relatable phobias, in your opinion? Perhaps it is Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; Acrophobia, the fear of heights; Mysophobia, the fear of germs; or maybe Trypanophobia, the fear of injections. Social anxiety disorder is one type of phobia. For one employee of Gravity Diagnostics, in Kentucky, his lunch hour went awry … Continued
What Employers Should know About COVID-19 Immunization Mandates and Challenges, and How to Navigate Employee Requests Regarding Vaccination COVID-19 has become an ongoing challenge for employers seeking to manage a productive workforce while setting policies that keep workers safe. The availability of effective vaccines in the US provided some relief and protection for employees’ health … Continued
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
“Long COVID” is a symptom or set of symptoms that persist for more than four weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the CDC. Ranging from fatigue to cognitive impairment, these effects can limit some people’s ability to work in the same way they could before they got the virus. Employers should understand the ADA implications related to absence management. … Continued
Compliance Webinar: (March 7, 2019) Pregnancy Accommodations: What to Expect with Expectant Employees: Video Recording
Compliance Webinar: (June 11, 2020) Back to the Office? And More… How COVID-19 is Affecting Absence Management. Presentation and Video Recording.
Compliance Webinar: (December 17, 2020) Are You Ready for 2021? Presentation and Video Recording.
New state disability and paid family leave rates for the following: California, D.C. Massachusetts, New jersey, New York, and Washington will go into effect in 2021.
Colorado passed paid family and medical leave in the November 2020 election. Here’s what employers should know.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires covered employers to provide paid sick leave for employees for certain COVID-19
On September 15, 2020, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed into law a bill that extends Hawaii family leave to include care of an employee’s grandchild with a serious health condition. Although just enacted, the law has an effective date of July 1, 2020. Hawaii’s Family Leave Act The legislative bill cited statistics regarding the large … Continued
When the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York invalidated several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) FFCRA regulations last month, many employers were left wondering whether to change their policies in response to the decision. Meanwhile, the legal community debated the geographical scope of the ruling’s impact and wondered how … Continued