New York State has issued updates to the NY Paid Family Leave Law (“NYPFL”) for 2024.  The updates increase the maximum weekly benefit available to employees, as well as reduce the overall contribution employees make toward NYPFL benefits.

As a reminder, the NYPFL provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of partially paid leave

On September 15, 2023, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) published a Final Rule adopting amendments to portions of the city’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”).  Employers will have until October 15, 2023 to update their safe and sick leave policies and come into compliance with the Final

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs examining often overlooked or misunderstood provisions of common employment law topics.  Today we will be covering four pitfalls that employers may inadvertently encounter when navigating the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).

The FMLA applies, with limited exception, to employers with 50 or more employees

The New York State legislature is considering a bill (A.3737/S.4259) that would expand the covered reasons for leave under the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“NYPFLL”) to include fetal and infant bereavement.

Currently, the NYPFLL provides eligible New York employees with up to 12 weeks of partially paid leave in a rolling 12-month period

With the arrival of the new year comes the effective date of many new leave laws (and expansion of existing leave laws) across the United States. Below we summarize family and sick leave laws that will take effect across various states in 2023.

California

California employers will see two main changes to leave laws in