Legislative Activity

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09/18/20
Two states and PFML programs to keep your eye on: New York and Colorado. New York announced its 2021 PFL premium and benefit increases. And Colorado residents will vote on a Paid Family and Medical Leave Initiative on Nov. 3, 2020. Here’s what you need to know.
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06/16/20
The COVID-19 pandemic may be increasing voter support for a permanent government program for paid family and medical leave. See who's in favor and why.
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05/15/20
Wondering about the state of paid family and medical leave in different states? Check out this interactive map of the U.S. to see the details on PFML programs and legislation for every state.
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04/01/20
As we all adjust to life during this pandemic, it’s important to know what options are available for workers if they have to be out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. See a breakdown of changes made to state and federal PFL, PFML and statutory disability laws due to COVID-19.
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03/20/20
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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02/19/20
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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07/29/19

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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06/28/19
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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06/25/19
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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06/25/19

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.