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Is a Federal Paid Leave Law on the Horizon? Maybe. . . Employers Should Stay Tuned

by Baker Donelson on

On November 2, 2017, three Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (the "Workflex Bill" or "HR 4219"). The bill is intended to help employees have a better work-life...more

Federal Legislation Would Pre-empt State and Local Laws in Return for Guaranteed Paid Leave

On November 2, Republican congresswomen introduced legislation that would relieve employers from the growing patchwork of state and local paid employee leave laws in return for their guarantee of certain paid benefits. The...more

A New Headache – New York’s Paid Family Leave

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

With the end of the calendar year in sight, employers must shift focus to ensure compliance with the New York State’s new Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The Good News – The PFL,...more

New York Paid Family Leave Forms Now Available

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law (the “PFL Law”) takes effect on January 1, 2018. Under the PFL Law, eligible employees may take paid family leave for (1) child bonding, (2) to care for a family member with a serious...more

Federal Paid Leave Proposal Introduced In Congress - Workflex In The 21st Century Act Would Solve Local Law Patchwork Problem

by Fisher Phillips on

If a proposal introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday were to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Trump, the country’s employers would find themselves facing the first-ever federal paid leave...more

Paid Family Leave Policies May Not All Be Equal: Starbucks Investors Questioning Differing Application of Paid Family Leave Policy

If your company has a family leave policy that goes beyond the legal requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), does that policy need to apply to all employee levels equally? No. But as Starbucks is currently...more

New York Paid Family Leave Law – A Comprehensive Breakdown for Employers

Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York employers will have to provide paid family leave to their employees. With less than 3 months to go, the law is already in effect in many ways and employers are strongly urged to take...more

Employment Law This Week®: Extended Leave Not Covered Under ADA, Wellness Program Regulations, Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations,...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Late this morning, the proposed bill implementing the state’s budget (a so-called “budget implementer”) was finally released. And like years past, the bill contains some nuggets that are seemingly unrelated to a budget....more

Winter Is Coming: Paid Family Leave Arrives in New York State

While New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the PFL) becomes effective as we ring in the new year on Jan. 1, 2018, employers should spend the remainder of 2017 scrambling to determine how to minimize its disruptive...more

Hurricane Harvey Deployment - Revisiting Leave Issues

by Winstead PC on

It is important for employers to remember that important employee leave issues may arise in the wake of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. Any employer may receive requests for leaves related to Hurricane Harvey and...more

Employer's 'Solicitous Treatment' of Alleged Perpetrator May Create a Hostile Environment for Coworker/Victim

Can an employer’s perceived preferential treatment of an alleged rapist create a hostile work environment for the female employee who reported the rape? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a jury should...more

I-13 – Policies, Policies, Policies, and Microchips Embedded in Employees

by Cozen O'Connor on

Michael Schmidt of Cozen O'Connor addresses recent trends and noteworthy developments on certain employment policies related to political activity, confidential customer information, FMLA retaliation, and maximum leave...more

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

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