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  • Statutory Update – Developments in Federal and State COVID-19 Legislation March 30, 2020 - The Department of Labor (DOL) released additional guidance around the emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits required of employers with fewer than 500 employees under FFCRA effective April 1, 2020. The newest guidance falls under #15-59 of the DOL’s posted Q&A (Trion reported on the release of #1-14… Read More »
  • Statutory Update – Developments in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legislation March 25, 2020 - On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released initial guidance for employers around leave provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed last week (requirements were summarized in Trion’s March 20 release). The full text of the DOL’s guidance is available here; below are a… Read More »
  • Statutory Update – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law March 20, 2020 - On March 18, 2020, the President signed H.R.6201 into law. Now known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), this law is the second to be passed in an effort to provide relief to businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (the first was H.R.6074, or the… Read More »
  • stethoscope laying over documents and money Statutory Update – Coronavirus’ Impact on State Disability and Family Leave Programs March 13, 2020 - Below is information on how the states with disability and/or paid family leave laws are addressing these programs as they relate to current COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns. It is worth noting that some of the rules/guidance may impact the interplay of the state program with a company’s Short Term Disability policy… Read More »
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Leave of Absence Considerations March 6, 2020 - The emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has elicited myriad reactions on all fronts. While companies are struggling to forecast the economic impact, they must also manage immediate business needs and at the same time demonstrate care for the well-being of their employees. Read More »
  • Statutory Update – Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave February 26, 2020 - WA PFML went live on January 1 and, to assist workers in preparing for and submitting leave applications, ESD has updated the Employee page of the PFML website with a new look and feel.  Here employees can find general information about the program, plus access additional resources such as a… Read More »
  • Statutory Update – Leave News February 24, 2020 - On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed paid parental leave into law. Originally introduced in 2019 as the “Federal Employee Paid Leave Act” (H.R.1534), the law was rolled out as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, S.1790).  Effective October 1, 2020, the law provides federal employees covered by… Read More »
  • Statutory Update – Important Dates to Remember February 24, 2020 - Important dates to remember in January 2020, WA PFML employee notification and benefits entitlement begins, New Jersey Temporary Disability (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) contribution rate and wage base increase, Duluth, MN Earned Sick and Safe Time is effective, Nevada Earned Paid Leave is effective. Read More »
  • Trion Announces Release of 2019 Leaves of Absence Survey Results December 23, 2019 - Trion, a leading advisor in the employee benefits marketplace for over 20 years, announces the release of results from the 2019 Leaves of Absence Survey. The survey is a comprehensive study of large employer leaves of absence strategies, providing employers with information and analysis about common absence policy design and… Read More »
  • Lowering Absenteeism at a Large Hospital December 22, 2019 - Absenteeism is a growing issue. Whether planned or unplanned, employee absences are costly and a major disruptor of business. On average, paid time-off comprises upwards of 20% of payroll and may account for 6.2% productivity loss. Also, multistate companies must ensure they are compliant and competitive in all of the… Read More »