MDGuidelines Launches Duration Analyzer™

MDGuidelines®, the leading evidence-based guidelines for disability and workers’ compensation, today released the MDGuidelines Duration Analyzer™, a new tool for benchmarking claims performance. View the press release here.

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Austin Breaks New Ground for Paid Sick and Safe Leave in Texas

Austin, Texas has broken ground by enacting Texas’s first local paid sick and safe leave law. Austin joins multiple cities across the country in enacting mandatory minimum sick and safe leave requirements for private employers. Approved on Friday, February 16, the law goes into effect on October 1, 2018 and contains the following provisions: Covered … Continued

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Massachusetts Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On July 27, 2017, the Governor of Massachusetts signed Massachusetts House Bill 3680, a pregnancy accommodation law (referred to here as the “Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act”). Effective April 1, 2018 , the law adds protection for employees experiencing pregnancy or related health conditions. Employee Eligibility: All employees are eligible. Covered Employers: All employers with 6 or more … Continued

Hawaii Adds Sibling Coverage to its Family Leave Law

On July 10, the Governor of Hawaii signed House Bill 213, which expands the existing Hawaii Family Leave Law. The new law, effective immediately, adds siblings to the list of covered family members with a serious health condition for whom an employee may take leave to provide care. No other substantive changes were made to … 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

Nevada Enacts Leave of Absence for Domestic Violence

On June 8, the Governor of Nevada signed a Domestic Violence leave law, Nevada Senate Bill 361. The effective date is January 1, 2018. This law requires employers to provide a leave of absence and other accommodations for victims, or family or household members of victims, of domestic violence. The law contains the following provisions: … Continued

Sick Leave Updates at the Local Level

Spring brings with it several developments in sick leave laws as Georgia and Arizona pass new legislation, plus Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Cook County get in the mix with new proposed regulations interpreting their sick leave laws: On May 8, the Governor of Georgia signed a new Georgia Kin Care law, Senate Bill 201.  The … 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

Voting Leave Law Analyses Now on LeaveAdvisor

Election Day is right around the corner! Do you know if you’re located in a state that requires employers to grant their employees time off to vote? Find out with ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor, which includes analyses of voting leave laws for all 32 states that have them. With LeaveAdvisor, you can stay up to date on … Continued