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New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law

On April 4th, 2016, the Governor of New York signed a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program. In light of this news, New York employers and employers with employees in New York should review their existing family and medical leave […]

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Vermont Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law for Employees

In 2015, a new law in Massachusetts went into effect that requires employers to provide sick leave to their employees. On March 9, 2016, another New England state followed a similar path, as a paid sick leave law was signed in the state of Vermont. Here are a few quick highlights regarding the Vermont state […]

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How Does Your Company Compare? Download the 2015 Paid Time Off (PTO) Benchmarking Survey

While not all employers are legally obligated to provide paid vacation, it has become a common business practice to do so. In addition, some states — including Massachusetts — now have laws that mandate certain types of paid time off, such as sick time. Regardless, most employers must offer at least some amount and type […]

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Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: Final Regulations and Employee Notice

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has issued the final regulations and corresponding employee notice for the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Summary of the Law The Earned Sick Time law requires employers to provide all employees, including part-time, seasonal and temporary employees, one hour of sick time […]

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DOL Issues Final Rule to Expand FMLA Protections for Same-sex Spouses

On February 25th, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that expands protections for same-sex spouses under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are some key points to note about this rule: Place of Celebration: The final rule adopts a “place of celebration” rule, instead of the “state of residence” […]

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