2022 New York Roundup: State, City Legislative and Related Developments

In 2022, New York State and New York City enacted many new workplace laws, creating additional obligations for employers.  Read more here. Continue Reading
January 25, 2023

Washington Paid Family Medical Leave Program’s Premium Rate Increased for 2023

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave Program’s “total premium” rate rose to 0.8% from 0.6%.  This rate is recalculated annually in October, based on contributions from premiums and benefits paid during the previous year.  As was true in previous years, employers must report to the Washington Employment Security Department... Continue Reading
January 20, 2023

New York State Department of Health Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Providers Declared Null and Void Because it Conflicts with Public Health Law

On Friday, January 13, 2022, a New York State Supreme Court Judge for Onondaga County struck down the New York State Department of Health regulation mandating certain healthcare professionals be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, declaring the regulation to be “null, void, and of no effect.”  (Medical Professionals for Informed Consent, et. al. v. Bassett, et... Continue Reading
January 18, 2023

Updated Rates for California EDD Benefits and San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance for 2023

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released the Voluntary Plan Employee Contribution and Benefit Rates for 2023. Find out more here. Continue Reading
January 13, 2023

Guidance on ADA Accommodations and Medical Restrictions’ ‘Plain Meaning’ From Federal Appeals Court

The federal appeals court in Chicago has provided helpful guidance on employers’ obligation to accommodate qualified individuals’ medical restrictions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a case involving a correctional officer. Read more here. Continue Reading
January 10, 2023

OH Baby! Practical Advice for Complying with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

The new year brings new laws for employers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP For Nursing Mothers Act) were adopted when President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 on Dec. 29, 2022. Read our full article for practical guidance for employers. Continue Reading
January 4, 2023

Employers Should Be Prepared for Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program

Starting January 1, 2023, Colorado employers must comply with Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act, which requires nearly all employers and all employees to contribute to the state’s paid family and medical leave program. FAMLI Benefits for Colorado Employees Colorado’s FAMLI program will provide Colorado employees with up to twelve weeks of paid... Continue Reading
December 20, 2022

How Employers Can Prepare for Oregon’s Paid Family Leave Program

Oregon’s Paid Family Leave program commences on January 1, 2023.  As an initial step, most Oregon employers must alert employees about the program and begin paying into the state insurance plan.  The law requires employers post the Oregon Employment Department’s model notice at the worksite and distribute the same notice to remote workers. Additionally, for... Continue Reading
December 19, 2022

Vermont Governor Announces Family and Medical Leave Insurance Plan

Vermont will join its neighboring state New Hampshire in implementing a voluntary paid family and medical leave insurance program. Read more here. Continue Reading
December 19, 2022

New York Department of Health Revises the COVID-19 Return-to-Work Protocols for Healthcare Personnel, Consistent with CDC Recommendations

On November 30, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) updated its Advisory on Return-to-Work Protocols for Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to Sars-CoV-2. This new guidance supersedes previous New York guidance to be consistent with recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For recommendations on healthcare... Continue Reading
December 19, 2022

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