Tag: family leave

Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act On May 22, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (H.B. 2341) enacting the state’s Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act and amending the state’s civil rights law. Under the act, based on an employee or applicant’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, including but not…

State Employee Family Leave On March 26, 2019, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation (H.B. 1470) modifying the terms of state employee family leave to permit bereavement leave for the death of an employee’s child if the leave concludes within six months of the death. The law is effective August 1, 2019. Read ND…

Paid Family Leave On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A.B. 3975) that expands the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefits, establishes new administrative requirements for the TDI and FLI programs, and increases TDI and FLI payroll taxes as follows: For leave periods beginning on or…

Question: Our business is headquartered in one state, and we have field sales employees in other states. Which state disability insurance and paid family leave information should those employees outside of our headquarter state receive? Answer: There is a doctrine known among HR professionals as “boots on the ground.” Essentially the doctrine means that, in…

Question: If someone is eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, does that entitle the employee to a leave? Answer: Eligibility to Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits does not entitle an employee to a leave. The employee needing a family leave should be instructed to follow the employer’s standard practice for requesting time off. The…

Question: If a company is undergoing a restructuring, can the company terminate an employee while on FMLA/CFRA leave if the restructuring results in position elimination? Answer: Absent any other legal or contractual obligations such as a collective-bargaining agreement, an employer may refuse to return an employee on federal Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and California…

Definition of “family” expanded under “family leave” by the employee-friendly state. On July 1, 2004, California adopted a Paid Family Leave Act (PFL) permitting insurance payment for lost wages due to a serious illness, new child, or care for a family member with serious illness. While California was the first in the nation to extend…