Capitol Building

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

5 Questions for Absence Management

Outsourcing management of the employees who are out on leaves of absence lets you focus on the people who are currently working; your absence management provider takes care of the people who are out on leave.

Employee back to work after FFCRA leave

As Businesses Reopen, the DOL Continues to Update FFCRA Q&As

On July 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional Q&As related to COVID-19.  Though employers are probably exhausted by these updates, the Q&As provide guidance that will help businesses stay compliant during the pandemic.  This blog summarizes the new Q&As, which are numbered 94 through 97, but we recommend that employers and their human … Continued

man on laptop

Puerto Rico Enacts Paid Leave for COVID-19 Illness or Exposure

Non-exempt employees in Puerto Rico are entitled to five working days of paid leave if they become infected or are suspected of being infected with COVID-19. Effective immediately upon its April 9, 2020 enactment, the new leave provision amends the Puerto Rico Minimum Salary, Vacation and Sick Leave Act, Act 180-1998, which excludes employees classified … Continued

A closeup of the American flag

Serving Our Country: Military Deployments May Trigger Leave Requests

Recent military deployments to the Middle East may result in employers seeing an increase in military-related leave requests.  When managing leave of absence requests from members of the military, employers have two statutory provisions to consider.  The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ((USERRA).  Both laws provide job … Continued

The White House and other buildings in DC seen from a distance

February 1 – Reminder: Action Required for Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave

As the industry continues to plan for the implementation of Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave in July, ReedGroup reminds you to take action where required beginning February 1st. Although benefits will not become available until July 1, 2020, employers or their designee must provide the district’s required notice beginning February 1, 2020 to … Continued

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Poster and Notice Available

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) made available its Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) poster and employer notice to employees. By January 1, 2020, employers with employees working in Washington must post the mandatory PFML poster in a conspicuous place in their Washington worksites. Employers also must provide the notice to employees who may … Continued

Mother holding baby

Top 5 Tips for Understanding New Paid Leave Laws

New paid leave laws keep coming! Just when you think you’ve mastered the existing laws, a new one is enacted and you have to review your policies and practices all over again. To help ease the burden, here are our top five tips for keeping abreast of the new paid leave landscape. Tip #1: New … Continued