Paid Family Leave

Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Releases New Model Notices and Poster
November 21, 2022
Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released its updated model notices.
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Paid Leave Oregon – Volume 2: Employee Communications
October 4, 2022
As outlined in our previous alert, effective January 1, 2023, most Oregon employees and employers will begin paying into the new Family and Medical Leave Insurance (“FMLI”) program, Paid Leave Oregon.
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Paid Leave Oregon – Volume 1: Is Pursuing an “Equivalent Plan” Right for Your Business?
September 13, 2022
Paid Leave Oregon, the brand name of the Oregon Family and Medical Leave Insurance (“FMLI”) program, is ready for its debut.
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Maryland General Assembly Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave – What’s Next for Employers?
April 6, 2022
It provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for reasons that are mostly covered by the federal Family and Medical Act, and an additional 12 weeks if an employee requires both leave for their own serious health condition and to care for a child after birth/adoption/foster placement.
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California Family Rights Act Expands To Cover Nearly All California Employers - What You Need To Do Now
December 14, 2020
On January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) will significantly expand by applying to all employers with as few as 5 employees and creating the right to take leaves to care for more family members with serious health conditions.
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Massachusetts: Does your Employee Handbook do more Harm than Good?
December 8, 2020
I often tell clients that one of the most important documents they need to have is an employee handbook, and that handbook needs to be up to date and legally compliant.
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Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave
July 17, 2019
The Oregon legislature recently passed an extremely generous paid Family and Medical leave law that will impact almost every Oregon employer.
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New Paid Leave Law in Maine Provides Employees Leave For Any Purpose
June 26, 2019
Maine is the first state to pass legislation which provides paid leave time for employees to take for any reason they choose.
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JP Morgan Settlement Shines Light on the Importance of Equality in Parental Leaves
May 31, 2019
Financial giant JPMorgan has agreed to pay $5 Million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that its parental leave policy discriminated against its male employees.
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Massachusetts: Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave Publishes Proposed Regulations
January 24, 2019
As we reported on our blog back in June, legislation known as the “Grand Bargain” created a new state program providing paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible Massachusetts employees. On January 23rd, the Department published proposed regulations on the law, giving us a first look at how the new Department proposes to answer some of those open questions.
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Paid Family Leave Bill Passed by Massachusetts Legislature
June 21, 2018
The Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill late on June 20th that would resolve a number of pending legislative and ballot proposals in one fell swoop.
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EEOC: Parental & Bonding Leave Policies Should be the Same for Moms and Dads
March 2, 2018
In August 2017, the EEOC sued Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. based on a parental leave program that provided employees with paid leave to bond with a new child, as well as flexible return-to-work benefits.
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