Tag Archives: Paid Leave

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ILN Releases Paper on Paid Leave in North America

Are employees entitled to paid leave due to COVID-19? See what our lawyers in North America had to say. Read more…

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ILN Releases Paper on Paid Leave in Central and South America

Are employees entitled to paid leave due to Covid-19? See what our lawyers in Central and South America have to say. Read more…

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New York State Paid Sick Leave FAQ

On March 18, 2020, New York State enacted a mandatory sick leave law, which benefits
employees affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Davis & Gilbert partner Gregg Brochin
provides clarification on employers’ obligations under this new paid sick leave law. If you
have any additional questions on New York State paid sick leave law or any other labor
and employment issues, please contact Gregg Brochin or the D&G attorney with whom
you have regular contact. Read more…

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ILN Labor Group Paper – Paid Leave

Twenty ILN member firms collaborated to answer the question, “Are employees entitled to paid leave due to Covid-19?” The following document addresses in summary form this issue in a number of jurisdictions.

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California’s Governor Proposes the Most Generous Parental Leave in the Country

On January 10, 2019, newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed funding six months of partial-paid leave for new parents. The plan, which was announced as part of the governor’s budget, would compensate new parents or caretakers up to 70 percent of their wages to care and bond with a newborn or adopted baby. Newsom stated that “public health and economic research shows that providing up to six months of paid parental leave leads to positive health and educational outcomes for children, greater economic security for parents, and less strain on finding and affording infant child care.”

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Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Issues First Round of Guidance, Launches Website

Our colleagues  at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Hospitality Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “New Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round of Guidance.”

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New Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round of Guidance

The brand-new Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has launched its webpage and issued the first set of guidance for both employers and employees. The DFML was created to help facilitate the implementation of Massachusetts’ new Paid Family and Medical Leave programs (“PFML”). The deadline for employers to start making contributions toward the PFML programs is July 1, 2019, and employees may begin receiving benefits beginning on January 1, 2021.

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New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Scheduled to Increase January 1, 2019

On January 1, 2019, the length of paid leave and amount of weekly benefits under the New York Paid Family Leave Act (“NY PFL”) are scheduled to increase, the first of three yearly increases. The NY PFL, which took effect earlier this year, allows employees to collect up to a maximum of eight weeks of benefits within a 52-consecutive week period. In 2018, employees are eligible to earn 50% of their average weekly salary, up to a cap set at 50% of the state average weekly wage. Currently, the NY PFL benefits has been calculated based on the 2016 New York State average weekly wage, which is $1,305.92 per week. Thus, the maximum benefit amount in 2018 is $652.96 per week.

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