Maine Publishes Rules for Earned Paid Leave Law, Effective Jan. 1, 2021

After a public comment period, Maine has now published rules for “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” which takes effect next year.

This law requires employers with more than 10 employees in Maine for more than 120 days in any calendar year to provide paid time off. Seasonal industries …read more…

Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action from Congress is uncertain. Official rules from the Department of Labor might even be struck down in court, further adding to the …read more…

As Schools Reopen, U.S. Department of Labor Answers Questions about Eligibility for Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

 

 

 

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools.

This guidance explains eligibility …read more…

Guest Blog: What Organizations Can Do to Create a Parent-Inclusive Workplace

By Sarah Douglas and Amanda Hemm of Soutiens

 

 

Smart companies realize it’s no longer good enough to provide working parents with bare-bones benefits, vague policies, and inconsistent leadership, and hope for the best. To attract and retain working parents, companies need to create an inclusive, caring …read more…