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Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

News of an outbreak of a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China raises issues for employers and employees about the appropriate workplace responses. Many employers are seeking guidance on how best to respond to workplace concerns, especially those with employees engaged in international travel, as well as employers in the healthcare, airline, and... Continue Reading
January 28, 2020

New York State May Be the First to Pass a New Paid Leave Law in 2020

In yesterday’s State of the State, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation that would require private employers to provide sick leave to their workers. Under his proposal, employers with five to 99 employees would be required to provide at least five days of job-protected paid sick leave per year and employers with 100 or more employees... Continue Reading
January 9, 2020

What’s New in 2019? A Look at the Ever-Changing Leave and Accommodation Law Landscape

2019 has brought a flurry of new leave and accommodation laws.  In fact, in the first 8 months of 2019, more than 20 new laws in this area have passed. The states (and US territory) that passed new laws, expanded or otherwise amended existing leave and accommodation laws, or had new laws go into effect...… Continue Reading The post What’s New in 2019? A Look at the Ever-Changing Leave and Accommodation Law Landscape appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
September 5, 2019

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Adopts Paid Leave For “Any Reason” Law

The patchwork of paid leave laws around the country is getting increasingly more intricate as local governments adopt mandatory paid time off laws. This week, Bernalillo County, New Mexico added its patch adopting the first paid time off ordinance in New Mexico. Beginning on July 1, 2020, the Employee Wellness Act will require employers within...… Continue Reading The post Bernalillo County, New Mexico Adopts Paid Leave For “Any Reason” Law appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
August 23, 2019

New Maine Law Requires Time Off From Work For Appointments at VA Medical Facilities

State and local leave laws are changing weekly and sometimes even daily! For the second time this month, Maine is adjusting its leave laws.  Employers in Maine will soon be required to provide veterans with time away from work to attend scheduled appointments at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. If paid leave is available...… Continue Reading The post New Maine Law Requires Time Off From Work For Appointments at VA Medical Facilities appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
June 25, 2019

Jackpot! New Nevada Laws Provide Additional Benefits for Employees

This week, Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law requiring private employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour an employee works. Employees must be permitted to use up to forty hours of available paid leave “without providing a reason to his or her employer.” Nevada’s...… Continue Reading The post Jackpot! New Nevada Laws Provide Additional Benefits for Employees appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
June 14, 2019

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