A Mid-Summer Night's Reminder - New and Expanded Leave Laws for 2021-2022

by Marti Cardi, Esq. - Senior Compliance Consultant and Legal Counsel

August 10, 2021


Isn’t it weird how summer speeds up right after July 4th? We’re more than halfway through the dog days, and a lot has happened in the state and federal legislatures regarding paid and traditional leave laws. Who can keep track of it all? Who wants to?

Spoiler alert: We can, and – like the government – we’re here to help! (Really, we are!)

Let’s make it easy as possible. If your business interests lie on one of the baker's dozen jurisdictions below, you have some studying to do with regard to new and amended leave laws. Remember, these include both the regular ol’ vanilla employee leaves as well as paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws. Plus, there are a couple of oddball offerings that don’t really fit but we have to put them somewhere – like the Virginia law expanding STD benefits for birth mothers.  


What you won’t find in this blog is COVID-specific leave laws. Maybe another day?

So click below for your favorite state and see what’s new or on the horizon.


Matrix can help! We are always on the watch for new laws that affect the services we provide, and we’ll keep you up to date. Whether it is through this blog, our quarterly compliance update webinars The Docket, or in compliance consultations with our client employers and other business partners, you can count on Matrix for the latest developments in leave of absence, paid leave benefits, and ADA accommodations. Contact your Matrix or Reliance Standard account manager or one of our regional practice leaders for more information, or send us a message at [email protected].