Managing leaves is difficult in and of itself, and now it's an even bigger challenge due to the global health pandemic. The cause of the pandemic, COVID-19, has definitely made an impact on all areas of leave management:
- Many leave teams have had to adjust and are working remotely, which can be extremely challenging without access to a leave law resource.
- Since there are higher volumes of employees taking medical leave and caring for sick family members, operating with a spreadsheet-driven leave process has become unsustainable.
- Numerous HR/Benefits teams have seen layoffs in the past few weeks, leaving them with more work and few resources.
- New leave laws are being added and leave laws are constantly being updated, therefore staying up-to-date is crucial, now more than ever.
Fortunately, our parent company, Presagia has created a new infographic, The 5 W's of Unpaid State Family Medical Leave to help you stay informed about the fundamentals of unpaid state family and medical leave laws, which can overlap with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).