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Drafting a Parental Leave Policy? Learn from the Estée Lauder Story or You'll Risk Smelling Stinky

Parental leave policies are on the rise. Maternity. Paternity. Caregiver. You name it. I am drafting more of these policies than ever before. So, you can imagine my interest when, last year, the EEOC sued skin care/fragrance behemoth Estée Lauder, claiming that its parental leave policies discriminated against men. According to the EEOC at the … Continue Reading

On This 25th Birthday of the FMLA, An Open Letter to Employers, Employees and the DOL

Happy 25th birthday, FMLA!  As you might imagine, there may not be a more exciting day for me all year. After all, there is only one day ever in which my favorite federal statute celebrates its silver anniversary! Picture me getting my inner Jimmy Stewart on (after Clarence the Angel had just saved him), shouting … Continue Reading

Need to Stay Informed on Changes to State and Local Leave of Absence Laws? Meet Our New Resource: Leave Law Insights!

Over the past several years, as employee leave of absence legislation has become increasingly complex, employers have asked us to create a product that provides timely analysis of all the changes in state and local leave of absence laws. Clearly, there is a need to stay up to date on these changes, since they significantly impact the … Continue Reading

Chicago Poised to Pass the Latest Employee Paid Sick Leave Law, Following the Lead of other Cities, States

This past week, my colleague, Lindsey Marcus, reported on new paid sick leave legislation that is about to become law in Chicago.  It’s significant because it reflects a growing number of states and cities joining the mandated paid leave bandwagon. Because the impending law will affect all of your operations located in Chicago, I provide Lindsey’s analysis here: … Continue Reading

Paid Family Leave Becomes Law in New York Through an Insurance-Style Scheme. Will Other States Follow?

Could this be a game-changer when it comes to paid family and sick leave? Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law what is being dubbed the country’s longest and most comprehensive paid family leave program, which allows employees partially paid leave to care for a family member or a newborn child. New York follows other … Continue Reading
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