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Another Red State Joins the Push for Paid Family Leave

Tennessee will become the tenth state to offer paid leave to state employees. On January 7, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an Executive Order that will provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for state employees to care for their children, family members, family members on active military duty, and for their own … 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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Maine Governor Signs Statewide Law Mandating Paid Leave

New Law in Maine Provides Paid Time Off for Any Purpose On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed a progressive bill that will allow employees in Maine to accrue paid leave that can be used for any purpose. According to Governor Mills, the law will cover approximately 85% of Maine’s workforce. Eligible … Continued

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South Carolina Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Act

On May 17, South Carolina’s Governor signed the Pregnancy Accommodation Act (“SC PAA”), requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. The law is effective immediately. While the law provides some clarity on what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation,” it also leaves some important questions unanswered. Read on … Continued

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Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Illness Law Goes into Effect February 20

On February 20, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Leave for Catastrophic Illness law, which provides six days of paid leave for employees for their own serious illness, goes into effect. The law contains the following provisions: Employee Eligiblity: All employees, including exempt, non-exempt employees, and temporary employees, are covered once they have worked more than 12 months … Continued

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Twenty-Five Years – the FMLA and Beyond

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. It is hard to imagine that 25 years ago, employees had no mandated job protection to take leave for the basic rights under the FMLA – time needed for their own or a family member’s serious health condition, … Continued

Never a Dull Moment in the Paid Leave Landscape

It’s coming from all sides – national, state, municipal, and company policies.  Paid time off – whether sick, family, or parental, is gaining momentum as a shiny new and attractive employee benefit. Read on for the latest and greatest news on this topic. Company-Provided Paid Parental Leave – More Large Companies Joining the Fray We … Continued