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Poorly Implemented FMLA Policies and Procedures are Killing Employers. Don't Be That Employer.

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Poorly implemented FMLA policies and procedures are in the spotlight this week. And just a few vague words and a slip up are costing two employers hundreds of thousands of dollars. ...more

Episode 19: Is This Paid Family Leave’s Moment?

by Akerman LLP on

Matt welcomes prominent members of the NYC Plaintiff’s bar and mother-daughter guest team Laurie Berke-Weiss and Alex Berke to discuss the recent proliferation of state and local paid family leave statutes; paid family and...more

New York Issues Final Paid Family Leave Law Regulations

by Littler on

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), passed last year and effective January 1, 2018, will provide eligible employees with a paid, job-protected leave of absence, starting at 8 weeks in 2018 and eventually...more

Paid Family Leave Regulations Delivered in Full: Now What?

On July 19, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (the “Board”) released the final rules (the “Final Rules”) regarding the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers, and insurance carriers under the...more

Paid Family Leave: Week 2 of Q&As

Welcome to Week 2 of Bond’s New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Q&As. Many of the most commonly asked questions during Bond’s PFL webinars focused on the intersection of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the...more

Sad Dad Wants Paid Leave to Care for Newborn Lad; Employer’s Leave Policy Is Not So Rad; ACLU Gets Mad

Can an employer distinguish between moms and dads when granting paid parental leave for care for a newborn? Bank JP Morgan appears to believe so. Derek Rotondo requested parental leave when his wife was expecting their second...more

Paternity Leave Policies: Proceed With Caution

by Fisher Phillips on

For new parents, time at home to bond with their newborn child during the first few months after birth or adoption is very important. This small window is also important for fathers, as they did not have a chance to bond with...more

New York Workers’ Compensation Board Releases Final Regulations for Paid Family Leave Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The final regulations were released for the New York Paid Family Leave law, which will be effective January 1, 2018. The regulations contain few substantive changes from the revised proposed regulations,...more

Final New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Released: What Employers Need To Know

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Workers’ Compensation Board adopted the final regulations for New York’s new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) on July 19, 2017. Final Regulations were issued previously by the Department of Financial Services on May...more

New York Employers: Get Ready for Mandatory Paid Family Leave

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently published updated regulations to the New York Paid Family Leave Law. Effective January 1, 2018, employers that provide Disability Benefits Law coverage to...more

PFLL Withholding Begins - New York employers may begin deducting from employees’ pay to fund paid family leave

New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL), the most expansive paid leave law in the nation, goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Leave pursuant to the PFLL will be funded entirely through payroll deductions. To ensure that...more

New York Employers Should Get Ready For New Paid Family Leave Law, May Begin Payroll Deductions Now

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York recently enacted the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFL), which will require New York employers to fund a new state family leave program that is broader reaching than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...more

FAQs — The Things You Want (And Need) To Know About New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

If you work in human resources anywhere in New York, you have inevitably heard about New York’s new paid family leave law (“PFL”). But other than what the law’s name implies — that there will now be a form of paid family...more

It’s Go Time: Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Come into Effect this Weekend

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we have previously reported, the Cook County (the “County”) and Chicago paid sick leave ordinances will go into effect on July 1, 2017. As of this week, both entities have now issued final regulations, which provide...more

Q&A: Georgia’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law the Family Care Act, a new statute requiring certain employers to allow their employees to use up to five days of their available paid sick leave to care for...more

Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employers When Implementing Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Parental Leave Policies: Are Yours Gender-Neutral?

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, a JP Morgan employee filed a complaint with the EEOC challenging JP Morgan’s parental leave policy. JP Morgan provides up to sixteen weeks of paid parental leave for the “primary caregiver” of a child, and up to...more

Paid Leave Wars: The Battles Intensify

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Mandatory paid leave is making some employers sick. With no national standard, states and cities are rolling out paid leave mandates at a dizzying pace. This presents daunting compliance challenges for employers with...more

New York's New Paid Family Leave Law: FAQs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the “NYPFL Law”), the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation, goes into effect January 1, 2018. Starting on that date, employees will be eligible for up to eight...more

Trump's Parental Leave Plan: How to Plan for the Plan

by Baker Donelson on

The White House released its 2018 budget plan in late May and amid various cuts and increases to existing agencies, paid parental leave is included as part of the plan. Other than in the handful of states with mandatory leave...more

Cook County, Illinois Publishes Final Rules for Sick Leave Ordinance: Employers, Are You Ready?

by Littler on

On July 1, 2017, the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance goes into effect. The Ordinance (at the time of this writing) provides certain employees in approximately 2/3 of the Cook County’s municipalities with paid sick...more

Chicago Issues Draft Regulations for Its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: How Do They Differ from the Cook County Earned Sick Leave...

by Clark Hill PLC on

On June 16, 2016, Chicago passed its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the "Chicago Ordinance"), which requires every employer that maintains a business within Chicago and/or is subject to Chicago license requirements - except those...more

Chicago Employers Have Until June 16 to Weigh In On Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regs

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective July 1, 2017, Chicago and Cook County will join a growing contingent of localities that require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Here’s what employers need to understand now to avoid being caught off...more

Revised Regulations Issued for New York Paid Family Leave Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, the Workers’ Compensation Board, incorporating comments from Seyfarth Shaw LLP and other industry groups, proposed another set of revised regulations for New York’s Paid Family Leave Law. ...more

“Congratulations – Now, Back To Work!” What Employers Need To Know About The Fifth Trimester

by Fisher Phillips on

Parents everywhere are familiar with the joys and trials of the three trimesters of pregnancy. The term “fourth trimester” has also gained widespread recognition, that three-month period when a baby gets used to living...more

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