April 2024 Quarterly Compliance Update
dateApril 12, 2024
It is already time again for the next Quarterly Compliance Update! Join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. E.T. to get an update on all major legal developments impacting the leave management
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
O-R-E...Oh, Oregon. Oregon PFML and OFLA Legislation Has More Filling Than a Double Stuff Oreo®.
dateApril 10, 2024
Remember when we blogged about the alignment between Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave (OR PFML) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) here and here? IGNORE THEM! Just kidding, kinda. On March 20,
State Laws - Other State Leaves State Paid Family and Medical/Disability Benefits
Do Employees in Statutory Paid Leave States Still Need STD Coverage? Yes They Do!
dateApril 04, 2024
As states continue to implement paid leave programs, more employers are asking whether Short Term Disability (STD) coverage still offers value to employees covered under a mandatory statutory paid lea
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Pregnancy Lawsuits/Court Opinions
Women's History Month and the PWFA! What is next?
dateMarch 21, 2024
It's March and that means it's Women's History Month. As you probably know, two important laws were recently enacted that impact women: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the PUMP for Nursin
ADA ADA - Reasonable Accommodation ADA - Undue Hardship
When Do Repeated Extension Requests Become Indefinite Leave?
dateMarch 15, 2024
Spring Break season is here! As a result, employers may be receiving time off requests. Regular run of the mill vacation or PTO requests are generally easy to handle. But what should an employer do i
FMLA Lawsuits/Court Opinions
Lessons from Wayland v. OSF Healthcare System, FMLA and Performance Standards
dateMarch 07, 2024
Is an employer obligated to adjust its performance standards for employees who are taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The answer is yes, as the 7th Circuit recently confirmed
ADA FMLA Webinars/Podcasts/Conferences
Get Ready for the 2024 DMEC FMLA/ADA Compliance Conference!
dateFebruary 27, 2024
The 2024 Disability Management Employer Conference (DMEC) FMLA/ADA Compliance Conference starts March 25! For more information check out the agenda 2024 DMEC Compliance Conference Agenda | DMEC, and r
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
Breaking News: PFML Private Plan Reporting in Massachusetts
dateFebruary 20, 2024
On February 14, 2024, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) announced reporting requirements for paid family and medical leave private plans. Employers, insurance carriers, a
ADA ADA - Reasonable Accommodation Lawsuits/Court Opinions
A Valentine’s Day Present!
dateFebruary 14, 2024
Happy Valentine's Day! The 10th Circuit recently showed its love for employers on February 7, 2024, in an employer-friendly decision, Freman v. City of Cheyenne. The Case In this case, the employee, D
FMLA FMLA - Certifications
Happy Birthday FMLA! Now, how do I handle incomplete or insufficient medical certifications?
dateFebruary 08, 2024
This week, on February 5, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 31! Happy birthday! Along with Presidents Washington and Lincoln, what a great month for a birthday! To celebrate, we want to r
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
Expiring and Renewing Private PFML Plans in Connecticut
dateJanuary 31, 2024
Like the avocados you are sure you just bought, is your Connecticut PFML private plan expiring? Private PFML plans in Connecticut are effective for three years, unlike the avocados which barely last f
ADA FMLA Lawsuits/Court Opinions
Labrice v. City of Philadelphia: Important Lessons for Employers
dateJanuary 23, 2024
We are just a few weeks into 2024, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has already issued an interesting leave-related decision containing important reminders for employers. The case is Labrice v
DOL EEOC Bereavement Leave Pregnancy Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) PUMP Act Lawsuits/Court Opinions State Paid Family and Medical/Disability Benefits
New Year! New Laws! 2024 Trends in Leave Management
dateJanuary 12, 2024
Happy New Year! We at Reliance Matrix are excited for 2024 and hope you are as well. To bring in the New Year, we are providing you with a countdown of the top 5 leave management trends we expect to s
Quarterly Compliance Update
dateJanuary 08, 2024
Happy New Year! Let's start 2024 out right with another Quarterly Compliance Update! We will provide an update on all major developments from the last quarter of 2023 to the present! Join the Complia
State Leaves State Laws - Unpaid Leaves State Laws - Other Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)
2023’s a Wrap! A Toast to 2024!
dateDecember 27, 2023
Can you believe it's already the end of the year? And what a year it's been! In 2023, we saw the official end (finally!) of the COVID-19 National Emergency, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act became e