Tag: paid family leave

Commissioned, Retail Salespeople and Overtime or Sunday Pay On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts State Supreme Court held in Sullivan vs. Sleepy LLC (SJC-12542) that retail salespeople who are paid entirely in commissions or draws (i.e., advances on commissions) are entitled to additional overtime or Sunday pay (pursuant to overtime law at Mass. Gen. Laws…

What We’re Reading April

We comb the web for interesting and actionable people risk management articles so you don’t have to. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month. EEOC FY 2018 Stats In fiscal year 2018, the EEOC secured $505 million for victims of discrimination. The agency handled over 519,000 calls to its toll-free…

PFML Draft Regulations for Public Comment On March 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published updated, proposed regulations for the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law for review and public comment. The department expects to release the final regulations ahead of the state’s July 1, 2019 deadline. The PFML…

Paid Family and Medical Leave Draft Regulations On January 23, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released draft regulations for the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave that was enacted June 20, 2018. The law does not take effect until January 1, 2021 and these drafts are for public input only. The…

Salary History Information On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2282) providing for the following: Definitions of the terms pay scale, reasonable request, and applicant. Allowing employers to ask an applicant about his or her salary expectations for the position to which he or she is applying. Allowing employers to make…

Paid Family and Medical Leave, Minimum Wage Increases, and Elimination of Sunday and Holiday Premium Pay for Retail Employees On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (H.B. 4640) enacting all of the following: Paid family and medical leave for covered individuals beginning January 1, 2021. The required contributions to the Family and…

Question: Can you help us download the DE2501F from the California Employment Development Department (EDD)? Answer: The California DE2501F claim form is for California employees who need to file a claim for Paid Family Leave benefits to take time off work to take care for a family member who is seriously ill, or to bond…

Question: When an employee is taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and getting state disability (or private supplemental disability), can the employer require that the employee use any accrued vacation time first? What if the employee is not being paid any disability during that time, does that change? Answer: In general, an employer…

By Annalee Fay, PHR, Senior Hotline Advisor, ThinkHR Corporation Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the City of San Francisco is showing workers in the City some love.  Beginning February 14, 2014, a new amendment to San Francisco’s Family-Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) becomes effective.  This law requires employers with employees working within the boundaries of…

Question: Can an employer require an employee to use two weeks of accrued PTO or vacation before using Paid Family Leave (PFL)? Answer: The employer may require an employee to use 2 weeks of the accrued unused PTO or vacation to supplement the State of California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit. Paid Family Leave requires a seven…