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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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D.C. Paid Family Leave Updates in Effect: Waiting Period Eliminated, Benefits Expanded, Employer Tax Reduced, and Employee Notice Revised

It’s October and the tree leaves aren’t the only leaves that have changed in Washington, D.C. Several important updates to the D.C. Paid Family Leave program recently became effective, including the permanent elimination of the benefit waiting period, contribution rate changes, expanded wage replacement benefits, and the publication of a revised mandatory employee notice by … Continued

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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

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Compliance Continues to be a Challenge for Employers. Outsourcing Offers Peace of Mind.

Constantly changing leave laws make staying compliant increasingly complex and overwhelming for organizations. It not only poses a huge burden on time and resources, compliance mistakes can cost organizations thousands of dollars. If you’re feeling like it’s hard to keep up with compliance, you’re certainly not alone.  A 2016 DMEC Leave Management Survey found that … Continued

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New Jersey Expands Its Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed into law significant enhancements to the state’s Family Leave Insurance (NJ FLI) and Temporary Disability (NJ TDB) laws. Here are the highlights of the changes that employers and leave administrators will need to know. NJ FLI Entitlement Doubled Beginning July 1, 2020, eligible employees will be … Continued

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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave Employer Toolkit

With the new year right around the corner, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has published an employer toolkit designed to guide employers as they implement the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFL) law, for which certain employer requirements begin January 1, 2019. The toolkit focuses on employer responsibilities and … Continued