Please find our client alert on the Department of Labor’s updates to regulations on the emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA provisions of the FFCRA. The new rule is scheduled to be published on September 16, 2020, and will be effective immediately through the expiration of the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions on December 31, 2020. The rule updates FFCRA regulations issued in April 2020 in response to a recent federal District Court decision which found four portions of the initial regulations invalid: provisions related to whether the FFCRA applies if employers do not have work available for employees; the timing for which employees must request the need for leave; the definition of health care provider; and the availability of intermittent leave. This alert is of interest to all employers… Read more »
Our first Small Business Summit was a terrific success! Those in attendance were treated to not only a delicious lunch, but speakers addressing common challenges and presenting actionable solutions in areas such as payroll, benefits, retirement, #level funding, compliance, and performance development. Download the pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation HERE.
A phone call from a client reminded me that not everyone is ready for the new Washington Paid Sick Leave Law that went into effect 1/1/2018. Here is a recap of the highlights, along with links to important notices that you will need in order to be in compliance with this law. Current employees must be notified of your policy in writing no later than March 1, 2018, and new employees must be notified immediately upon employment. The law generally applies to all employers in Washington State. Employers in three local jurisdictions (Seattle, Spokane & Tacoma) include additional provisions. Paid Sick Leave Policy Employers should consider creating a paid sick leave policy to develop consistent workplace practices and communicate the new requirements to employees. An employer must create a paid sick… Read more »
On Wednesday July 5, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that will make Washington the fifth state in the nation to require paid family and medical leave for employees. The bill is set to take effect on 1/1/2020 and provides the most generous benefits of its kind in the country. This will have implications for employers of all sizes. Overview Under the new law, Washington workers will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a severely ill family member, or to deal with the worker’s own serious health condition. A Washington employee will also be able to take paid leave in connection with certain military exigencies for example a short notice… Read more »