Legislative Activity

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On March 18, 2020 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that provides immediate wage replacement assistance to New York employees with annual salaries up to $150,000 who themselves or their minor children have been quarantined or isolated as a result of novel coronavirus.
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What’s going on with paid leave laws in 2020? We expect legislation to keep moving forward across the country, with activity in several states and at the federal level. Stay on top of the action with our quick rundown of what to expect in 2020.
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Updated August 16, 2019: Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a new paid family and medical leave law — HB 2005 — on August 9, 2019. Advocates call it the most generous, inclusive state plan to date. See what it will mean for Oregon workers and employers.

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This week Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut signed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. Here are some important dates and information for employers with employees working in Connecticut.
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Check out this webinar about Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave regulatory changes to know what is happening now and what to look for coming soon.
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One gift that most dads in the U.S. did not get on Father’s Day? Paid paternity or family leave. See why new dads don’t take more time off — and why it matters so much. Explore the current state of parental leave and find out where men, women and policies stand on caregiving.

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New Jersey greatly expanded its Family Leave programs — including some big changes that are effective immediately. Get a quick overview, plus steps employers will need to take soon.
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Wondering how family leave policies can impact LGBTQ employees and their families? Read about the challenges they may face as they care for their loved ones.
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New developments in state and local legislation are making employers rethink Short Term Disability insurance. Here's a recap on paid leave laws in 2018 and how they're impacting employers' views on STD.
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The first big Paid Family Leave move of 2019 has already happened. Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont and Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire have teamed up to propose a new paid leave.