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Be fair about leave requests, or prepare to defend against discrimination lawsuit

12/13/2017

Leave is just as valuable as wages to many employees. That’s why it’s essential to administer leave benefits fairly and equitably.

Frequently asked questions about vacation pay in California

11/29/2017

Answers to four questions about California vacation leave laws.

Workflex in the 21st Century Act may modernize ERISA

11/22/2017

New legislation would allow employers to create an ERISA plan, known as a qualified flexible workplace arrangement plan, as a way to offer employees a combination of guaranteed paid leave and increased work flexibility options. 

Senate tax proposal includes paid family leave measure

11/21/2017

The Senate’s mark-up version of tax reform proposes offering employers a partial tax credit for offering up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

EEOC sues Estée Lauder over unequal leave benefits

11/08/2017

Cosmetic giant Estée Lauder faces charges its parental leave benefits discriminate against men.

Emeryville, Calif. adopts minimum wage, paid sick leave regs

10/03/2017
Two years ago, Emeryville, Calif. passed its Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance. Now the city manager has released the regulations implementing the ordinance.

Nearly a third of employers offer vacation time donation

09/26/2017
Leave donation programs allow employees to donate their paid leave time to colleagues who are dealing with a catastrophic illness, personal emergency, or natural disaster, allowing the time to recover while still drawing a paycheck.

EEOC files test case on rigid leave policies

09/21/2017
If the EEOC wins a pending lawsuit, be prepared to amend any policy that unequivocally calls for firing employees who can’t return to work after they have used up all their leave. If you don’t, you could find yourself in the crosshairs of the EEOC litigation team.

FMLA and NY Paid Family Leave Law and Disability Benefits Law

09/07/2017
It’s time to answer some of the trickier questions about the interaction of the FMLA, the New York Paid Family Leave Law and the state’s Disability Benefits Law.

Explain how maternity, FMLA leave overlap

09/07/2017
Many employers have maternity leave policies that provide a period of paid time off following birth or adoption. That’s fine. But if you intend for paid maternity leave to run concurrently with federal FMLA leave, be sure you spell that out.
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