Tag: family leave


California Ahead of the Curve On Paid Family Leave, SHRM Says

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor Employers in California are ahead of the national average when it comes to paid family leave policies, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Nationwide, 18% of employers offer that benefit; in California, 35% of employers do, according to recently-released state survey results.


The Changing Landscape of Parental Leave: Paid Family Leave Legislation and EEOC Policy Guidance

By Kevin Green, JD, Fennemore Craig According to a recent study, the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not require private sector employers to provide paid parental leave for employees. That same study concluded that the United States is one of only three countries in the world that does […]


Ask the Expert: Leave for Adult Son’s Recovery from Surgery

I have a question regarding taking leave for an adult son.  An employee’s son has to have back surgery.  He is not incapable of self-care (has a full time job, etc). However, after the back surgery he is going to need help with his recovery. Will this fall under the FMLA for her to take […]


Do You Offer Paid Family Leave?

Yesterday’s Advisor took a look at how the slew of sick leave laws have left a new trend in their wake: paid family leave. Today we’ll look at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) plan to research this type of leave.


New York Has New Paid Family Leave Law

The 2016 budget bill (S.B. 6406C) signed into law on April 4 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo includes a paid family leave program that will provide partially-paid leave to nearly every employee in the state. New York is the fourth state, following California, New Jersey and Rhode Island, to enact a paid family leave program administered as part […]


Determining FMLA Eligibility: Requirements for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition

This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on caring for adult children. Employees who are eligible for FMLA leave who want to take leave to care for a child 18 years of age or older must satisfy five requirements to qualify for FMLA […]