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Offer intermittent leave as ADA accommodation

01/21/2021
When we talk about intermittent leave, we’re usually discussing the FMLA. But intermittent leave can also be appropriate in the context of the ADA, as a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s disability.

New coronavirus plan addresses HR issues

01/19/2021
Days before becoming president, Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic and jump-start an economic recovery. Several plan elements affect HR.

DOL: Unused FFCRA leave need not be paid

01/07/2021
The Department of Labor has clarified how the new coronavirus relief law—formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021—affects paid sick leave and paid family leave that was authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act last year.

Relief bill causes paid family leave confusion

12/24/2020
The massive coronavirus relief and appropriations legislation that Congress passed Dec. 21 includes an extension of some features of the emergency paid sick leave and paid family leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. But the bill was drafted in a way that creates some confusion about how HR departments should treat that leave in 2021.

FFCRA to expire Dec. 31: Will it be extended?

11/19/2020
When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March, it set the law to expire on Dec. 31. The virus is still raging and Congress is now considering extending into 2021 the law.

DOL cites more for denying paid covid leave

11/05/2020
The U.S. Department of Labor continues to investigate and cite employers for failing to follow the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Curb childless workers’ FFCRA resentment

10/29/2020
Working parents can take as much as 12 weeks of partly paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. That’s causing resentment among employees who don’t have kids.

Kids remote learning again? Grant paid leave

10/20/2020
As the coronavirus pandemic enters a new contagious phase this fall, employers must understand their obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Leave & accommodation are top reasons for COVID suits

10/15/2020
A new analysis of all COVID-based employment lawsuits found the most popular claims are related to employee leave and disability accommodations, followed by retaliation/whistleblower suits.

Snapshot: Strategic benefits of offering paid leave

10/13/2020
About half of employers offer some form of paid leave.