Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

The new FFCRA regulations require employees to provide notice to their employers about their need to take either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave.

Required FFCRA Documentation, Recordkeeping for New Federal Paid Leave (COVID-19)

The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has dominated employers’ attention with its provisions for emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been trying to answer employers’ questions leading up to April 1, but one […]

3 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and medical leave for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus), is now in effect. Employers should remember a few things about this new law. Who does it […]

1 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus), employers have raised concerns and questions about how the law applies to them and their employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

26 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Opinion: Using FMLA Leave to Attend Child’s Special Education Meetings

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter confirming that parents may take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings for children receiving special education. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires schools to develop IEPs for children receiving special education services. […]

9 Sep 19 - FMLA/CFRA - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Taking FMLA Leave to Help a Drug-Addicted Child

My employee asked to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for her drug addicted son, who is well over 18 but refuses to go through a rehabilitation program. Do I have to honor that request? In general, FMLA leave is available to parents to care for their children […]

12 Apr 19 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »