Why Arizona Employers Need to Pay Attention to Paid Family Medical Leave

Griffin Benefits

Employers in Arizona may think they are immune to the nationwide surge in the enactment of Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) programs. Download slides from our 2022 Arizona SHRM Annual Conference presentation on Paid Family Medical Leave by clicking here.

Massachusetts Paid Family Leave: Preparing for a New Program

Patriot Software

As an employer, you are likely familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, are you aware that your state might have additional programs in place for family and medical leave?


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What is the Family Leave Act?

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The Family Leave Act, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. The leave will be approved if the reasons are proven to be valid.

How Does the FMLA Apply to a Remote Workforce?

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993, a year when the idea of working a corporate job from a living room was rare. Employee Benefits Employment Labor COVID-19 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Landgrave v.

“The First State” Becomes the 11th: Delaware Paid Family Leave Coming Soon

Patriot Software

With the passage of the Healthy Delaware Families Act (the Act), Delaware became the 11th state to guarantee paid parental, medical, and military leave for employees. Delaware paid family leave (PFL) touches the lives of both employees and their employers.

Return to Work | Managing Your Workforce During Periods of Uncertainty

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

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As Some Healthcare Employees Work While Sick, Could Other Industries Follow Suit?

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And That’s 10, Folks! Maryland Paid Family Leave Signed Into Law

Patriot Software

Thanks to the passage of its new Time to Care Act, Maryland is now the tenth state to mandate paid family and medical leave for employees. If you’re a Maryland employer, the Maryland paid family leave program applies to you.

Does the Overturn of Roe v Wade Affect My Workplace?


How the Overturn of Roe v Wade Affects Job-Protected Leave. In addition to the unknown world of insurance, employers in abortion-restricted states have asked how they should respond to employee requests for job-protected leave.

The Challenges and Opportunities of Hybrid Work

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

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A closer look at the Families First Cornoavirus Response Act

Business Management Daily

6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act very soon. Emergency paid leave benefits. Employees who worked 30 days before being affected by COVID-19, who don’t have access to any paid leave (i.e., Benefits are available for leave occurring from Jan.

Can We Dock an Employee for Using Company Paid Leave? [Reader Question]


Can an employee be docked on a yearly/scored performance evaluation for using their paid sick leave benefit for legitimate medical appointments? The Purpose of Employer Paid Leave. The purpose of offering leave is to give people options when they need to use their time for something unrelated to work, such as personal medical appointments. It’s worth noting that we’ve covered points on this spectrum of using paid leave a number of times in the past.

Understanding FMLA Leave for Mental Health Conditions

Griffin Benefits

While employers pursue various ways to support employees struggling with mental health issues, it’s also important to be aware of and offer appropriate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FAMILY MEMBER WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION.

The Difference Between Short-term Disability and FMLA Leave

Patriot Software

Employees may get sick, injured, give birth, or need to care for a family member. In any of these situations, there are a couple of different ways your employee can take leave from work. Short-term disability and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are two options […] READ MORE.

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is law in Massachusetts. What will be the impact on business?

Genesis HR Solutions

have adopted paid leave statutes. When Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Paid Family & Medical Leave Act (PFML) in June, the Bay State became the sixth. Here are the benefits workers will receive: Workers will receive 12 weeks of paid leave to: Be with a newborn, adopted, or foster child. Care for a seriously ill or injured family member. Up to 26 weeks for the family member of a military service person to care for that person.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): What you need to know


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) is part of the federal government’s effort to minimize the economic impact felt by American families dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic. About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Pregnancy disability leave — who and what are covered

Business Management Daily

Is there such a thing as pregnancy disability leave ? For example, the employer may have to provide light duty, alternative assignments, disability leave, or unpaid leave to pregnant employees if it does so for other temporarily disabled employees. Pregnancy disability leave.

An Employer’s Ultimate Resource to Intermittent Leave

Patriot Software

When an employee comes to you to request time off, you may start asking yourself what kinds of leave you should offer. Or maybe your state has paid sick leave laws you must follow. You may also need to provide Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave […] READ MORE.

DOL cites businesses illegally denying FFCRA leave

Business Management Daily

Businesses denying employees leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) have found themselves under the Department of Labor’s (DOL) ire. DOL cites employers for failing to follow the paid leave provisions of the FFCRA. 16: Intermittent leave.

FMLA and Holiday Pay: How Does a Holiday Impact Employee Leave?

Patriot Software

Do you know your Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) responsibilities? Now, throw in a holiday. Do you still know how FMLA and holidays work? Here are some popular questions when it comes to FMLA and holidays: Do holidays count toward an employee’s FMLA eligibility?

How to manage FMLA leave for employees with migraines

Business Management Daily

Taking FMLA leave for migraines and chronic headaches is completely acceptable, but it may be a bit more complicated than a more straightforward reason like childbirth. This means that employees could potentially leave their jobs right at the moment their head starts throbbing.

Types of Employee Leave


There are many different types of employee leave a company can offer their employees, including both paid and unpaid leave. There is, however, one form of employee leave that employers do not get to choose whether to offer or not. Federally-Required Leave. Sick Leave.

FMLA eligibility checklist — is your employee eligible for FMLA leave?

Business Management Daily

Is an employee looking to take time off for medical reasons by utilizing their FMLA rights ? Save yourself time and energy by using an FMLA eligibility checklist to determine if an employee is truly eligible to take leave before starting on the next steps. FMLA leave denial.

FMLA, FFCRA and Intermittent Leave: When to use which

Business Management Daily

The Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) and the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) give workers job-protected time off. For some workers, leave is fully or partly paid. Under some circumstances, workers can take leave intermittently.

The future of FMLA points to paid leave

Business Management Daily

The future of the Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) is taking shape before our eyes. In passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Congress authorized limited paid leave for the rest of 2020. Shortcomings of unpaid leave.

Reasonable accommodation can require additional leave

Business Management Daily

In fact, an employee who is disabled should not be automatically terminated once she’s exhausted all leave available. That’s true whether she’s a new employee who hasn’t earned leave or an employee out of paid or unpaid leave. Has she used all eligible FMLA leave ? Used every bit of earned time off for vacation, sick or personal leave? You may still owe her more leave as a reasonable accommodation. FMLA leave is generally unpaid.

Don’t forget about HIPPA and medical privacy during pandemic

Business Management Daily

Something as simple as colleague calling off for the day or sharing on social media that a family member is sick will set off alarm bells of anxiety. That’s where medical information and privacy rules come into play. The law includes a provision protecting medical information.

DOL issues new answers on pandemic leave, FLSA and FMLA

Business Management Daily

The Department of Labor has been busy updating employer advice on the interplay between the coronavirus pandemic and the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the FMLA. Families First Act provisions.

What can you not do while on FMLA leave? Top things to look out for.

Business Management Daily

Take longer than 12 weeks of leave. Be careful about how much leave is taken. Employees who take longer than the permitted 12 weeks of unpaid leave will no longer be protected under FMLA. Ensure that time is properly recorded while employees are on medical leave.

FMLA Leave for Baby Bonding (Draft)

Business Management Daily

Do you need FMLA leave for baby bonding? It may not even be your baby, but you could still take unpaid leave from work to take care of a newborn baby, adopted baby, or even a foster child. Tips for employers/HR to properly handle FMLA baby bonding leave.

The Juggling Act of the COVID Circus

HR Digest

This article is a guide for Employers on the application of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FCCRA”) as related to managing work and leave options for Employees who have children at home who would ordinarily be in school or in daycare. Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

FMLA leave is complicated by sunsetting COVID relief act

Business Management Daily

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) pending sunset creates challenges for employers and employees seeking FMLA leave for COVID related reasons. Workers may soon find themselves without paid FMLA leave. Leave policies will be up to individual employers.

COVID-19 Leave Laws in Canada

Global People Strategist

This brief guide to COVID-19 leave laws in Canada gives an overview of the major changes in Canada’s Labor Code made by the federal government, and then goes on to highlight some significant changes made at the provincial level. COVID-19 Leave. The leave will be unpaid.

Organizations Need to Consider Family Caregiver Responsibilities

HR Bartender

Through training and consulting, she helps employers manage issues related to family responsibilities, reducing unconscious bias, and creating inclusive workplace cultures. When I first heard the term caregiving, it was in the context of taking care of a parent or older family member. We use ‘caregiver discrimination’ and ‘family responsibilities discrimination’ (FRD) interchangeably.

Maternity leave in Massachusetts: A fact sheet for employers

Genesis HR Solutions

Parental leave is a hot topic in the United States. As many families juggle full-time work with raising families, tensions over the lack of required leave in the workplace continue to grow. Massachusetts Parental Leave: A Background. Try to avoid concurrent leaves.