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
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Pregnancy
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Final Regulations. We're Waiting!!!
dateDecember 22, 2023
As we previously reported to you, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published proposed regulations and related materials in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) back on
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
The Gift That Keeps Giving or a Lump of Coal? California SB 951's Changes to SDI and PFL
dateDecember 13, 2023
As we previously blogged about here, while the governor signed California SB 951 back in September 2022, its PFML gifts are now ready to be opened along with the presents to be opened for the December
Responding to FMLA Intermittent Requests for Planned Medical Treatment - When Does This "Unduly Disrupt" Operations?
dateDecember 07, 2023
Intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to challenge employers. The FMLA regulations require employees needing leave for planned medical treatment to make reasonable
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Travel Tuesday and PFML Rate Friday
dateDecember 01, 2023
Now that the shopping days since Thanksgiving have passed, it's time to focus on PFML rate changes. Do you spend a portion of every day shopping all 14 of the state PFML websites to see which ones hav
Family/Medical Leave (PFML) - Paid State Laws - Other
Colorado PFML – Like a Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkey, Be Thankful Rule Making is Ending for the Year
dateNovember 22, 2023
About a month ago, we blogged about all the PFML rule changes in Oregon. Not to be outdone, Colorado enacted a significant number of PFML rule changes of its own. The most recent were enacted on Octob
ADA ADA - Documentation/Confidentiality
What Medical Information Can Employers Request and Remain ADA Compliant?
dateNovember 15, 2023
Many employers do not know what medical information they are entitled to request under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and once they get such information, many employers do not know how to m