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!