Must an Employer Offer Leave as an Accommodation?

On September 20, 2017 the Seventh Circuit upheld a decision from a lower district court in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc that an employer did not violate the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide an employee with a long term medical leave of absence.  In the Severson case, employee Severson took twelve […]

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New York State Paid Family Leave Taxation Update

New York has released Notice N-17-12 which provides guidance regarding taxation of the Paid Family Leave Program beginning January 1, 2018. Benefits will be taxable non-wage income and must be included in federal gross income. Employees must request voluntary tax withholding as the taxes will not automatically be withheld. Employers should deduct premiums from employees’ […]

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Updates on State Laws: New York, Nevada, and Washington

New York State Paid Family Leave Finalized On July 19, New York Governor Cuomo announced the final regulations implementing the New York Paid Family Leave Program (NYPFL).  NYPFL will provide income replacement, job protection, and continuation of insurance for employees who take leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family […]

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New York State Paid Family Leave Update

As most of you know, beginning January 1, 2018, New York employees may take job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or to take leave for a qualifying military exigency. New York Paid Family Leave will be phased in over four years beginning with 8 weeks […]

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California State Disability Insurance Fund Forecast for 2018

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released its May forecast for the 2018 Disability Insurance (DI) Fund.  The DI fund provides State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave benefits for California employees.  The 2018 employee contribution rate is expected to remain at 0.9% for the fourth consecutive year; the maximum weekly benefit is expected […]

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New York State Paid Family Leave

Beginning January 1, 2018, New York employees may take job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or for a qualifying military exigency. This benefit will be phased in over four years beginning with 8 weeks of paid leave in 2018, 10 weeks in 2019 and 12 […]

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