Connecticut Revises Crime Victims Leave Law

Connecticut has an existing law that provides leave for employees who are victims of certain crimes. The law has now been expanded, effective October 1, 2010, to provide additional rights for employees who are victims of family violence. “Family violence” is defined as an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury, or assault, or a … Continued

Ohio Enacts New Military Families Leave

Ohio has enacted a statute, effective July 2, 2010, providing protected unpaid leave for certain family members of military service members. Under the act, limited family leave is available when a service member has been called to active duty for more than 30 days or is injured, wounded, or hospitalized while on active duty. Key … Continued

U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces 2011 Focus on FMLA Usage and Workplace Flexibility

“America’s families have evolved, so helping parents and other caregivers keep their jobs while balancing their responsibilities in the home is key to our long- term economic success.” So stated Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on July 10, 2010, announcing new Department of Labor initiatives addressing workplace flexibility. To address issues related to work/life … Continued