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The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the state Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) beginning January 1, 2022.

Read more about the changes to the PFMLA effective
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The District of Columbia has enacted emergency legislation expanding the District’s Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA). The legislation takes effect on October 1, 2021, and lasts for no more than 90 days.

In addition, the D.C. Mayor signed legislation to
Continue Reading October Brings Changes to D.C. Universal Paid Leave Law and D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act

The temporary COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave (MA EPSL) has been extended through April 1, 2022.

In spring 2021, Massachusetts established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of MA EPSL when they
Continue Reading Massachusetts Extends COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave to April 2022

On September 14, 2021, the Allegheny County Council unanimously approved a new paid sick leave ordinance (the “County Ordinance”) requiring employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to its employees.  The County Ordinance comes on the
Continue Reading Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Enacts Paid Sick Leave with New Ordinance

Amendments to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CTFMLA) will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and employees will be entitled to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period, instead of the current 16 weeks of leave
Continue Reading How to Handle Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act Leave Periods Spanning Between 2021-2022

A flurry of employment law-related bills are headed to Governor Newsom for consideration, however, no bills are being presented related to statewide supplemental paid sick leave. In March 2021, California resurrected and expanded statewide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.
Continue Reading California Statewide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Set To Expire

On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan . The Plan outlines a six-pronged approach, portions of which will impose new obligations on employers across the country. Read more about
Continue Reading President’s Path Out of the Pandemic Adds Hurdles for Employers

Missouri employers with at least 20 employees will soon be obligated to provide leave to victims of domestic or sexual violence under the Victims Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA), signed into law by Governor Mike Parson on August 28,
Continue Reading New Missouri Law Requires Employers to Provide Leave to Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Over its regular and two special sessions, the Texas legislature has passed several bills that are or soon will be in effect and will impact employers’ workplace policies and procedures. Additional special legislative sessions yet may be held and, with
Continue Reading Texas Legislative Update: What Employers Should Know About the 87th Session