We've seen a lot of change this year, notably when it came to leave legislation at the federal, state and local levels with regards to COVID-19. For many, especially leave case managers who are handling an overwhelming number of medical and quarantine leave cases, it's been difficult having to stay on top of these changes.
So far this year we've seen a lot of change, especially when it came to leave legislation at the federal, state and local levels in response to COVID-19.
Likewise, leave case managers have had their hands full dealing with an ever-increasing amount of employees taking leave because of medical reasons, or to care for a family member who is in quarantine or ill. On top of this, they have to constantly stay up-to-date with new and updated leave laws!
In the first part of this blog series, we examined the importance of cloud-based leave management technology, how our parent company, Presagia, is managing the new leave legislation that has been enacted in response to COVID-19, and provided other useful resources for employers during this pandemic.
In the second part, we're taking a look at how you can build a solid foundation for your leave management technology, the importance of being consistent and having good communication, and form requirements for employers during COVID-19.
The global health pandemic caused by COVID-19 has affected everyone's lives and professional workplaces. This time has brought about much chaos and extra work, especially for employers and leave case managers who are trying to manage leaves and stay on top of their workload.
Trying to juggle everything as an employer or leave case manager can be challenging! Not only are you concerned with compliance, you also have to stay on top of new leave laws and even changes made to existing leave laws. It's a lot to keep up with and instead of remembering all this information, we've made your life a little easier by compiling the most important changes made to existing leaves that happened in 2019.
If you're an employer or leave case manager, you know that there's always new information pertaining to leave management being thrown your way. Last year is no exception, with everything from clarifications to existing leave laws to new leave laws being established and everything in between! Instead of searching through countless websites and trying to remember everything, we did the hard work for you and have collected the most pertinent new leave laws you should know about!
We’ve all read or heard about the unbelievable stories of employees who abuse and misuse the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Take for instance the California employee who used their FMLA leave for a fishing trip, then was caught on their co-worker's Facebook live video! It's these cases that leave you wondering, "why would anyone do such a thing?" These cases of misuse aren't entirely limited to employees, employers are guilty of abusing or denying FMLA and ADA as well.
For employers managing pregnancy and parental leave in the workplace, it's often hard to keep track of all of the paid and unpaid leave and accommodation laws that can apply to an employee's request, not to mention organizational policies! In fact, managing all of the various types of leave laws that may apply to employees is expected to be one of the top challenges facing human resources in 2019!
New York families have a new policy to look forward to, as New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL)’s effective date of January 1, 2018 rapidly approaches! That’s why we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this new legislation, to bring you up to speed with everything it has to offer, as well as your requirements as an employer!