In a joint employer situation (e.g., an employment agency or borrowed employees), an employee’s worksite for determining CFRA coverage is the primary employer’s office from which the employee is assigned or reports. However, if the employee works on site for a “secondary employer” for at least one year, then that becomes the employee’s worksite for CFRA purposes. In that case, the secondary employer must also count the on-site employee for determining CFRA coverage for its other employees. … [Read more...] about New California Family Rights Act Regulations Effective July 1, 2015
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The study also analyzed child development. Child developmental outcomes were assessed using information on cognitive ability, conduct problems and attention-hyperactivity problems.[xxi] Medium and high levels of involvement during a child’s first year of life were associated with higher cognitive scores relative to fathers with low levels of involvement, even after controlling for a wide range of father, child, mother and family factors.[xxii] Children with highly involved fathers appeared to have better scores in three cognitive tests (reading, vocabulary and communications) compared with their peers with low involved fathers.[xxiii] Thus, active paternal involvement from both mom and dad during the first year of the child’s life was positively associated with cognitive scores.[xxiv] The long-term benefits from paternal involvement provide one of the most compelling justifications for paternity leave.[xxv] Father engagement influences desirable outcomes in children.[xxvi] … [Read more...] about Delivering New Parental Leave in the Trump Era: Can It Be Born?
Retirement Savings: Employers with 25 or more employees working in Illinois must establish and automatically enroll employees into a ROTH style individual retirement account (IRA) by June 1, 2017, or face possible civil penalties. Employers must provide employees with an information packet explaining the benefits, risks, and other details regarding the IRA at the time of hiring or upon launch of the program. Employees can determine their level of contribution and may opt out entirely. If the employee fails to select a contribution amount, then 3 percent of each paycheck must be automatically deducted by default. Employers are not obligated to contribute or match any amount deducted. However, employers are still free to set up, in the alternative, any type of employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or a Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) plan, instead of having a payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement. See 820 Ill. Comp. Stat. 80/1. … [Read more...] about 2017 Labor and Employment Legislative Developments: Illinois, California, New York, Washington D.C., Georgia, Michigan, and Texas
Legislators voted unanimously to allow infants on the Senate floor during votes. The measure was crafted for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who recently had a baby, becoming the first senator to give birth while in office. Duckworth isn’t officially taking a maternity leave, she said, because that would mean she’d be prohibited from voting during her time off. She wanted to figure out a way to be present for important work and still breastfeed. Her colleagues made it happen. There were some ridiculous grumblings, but many lawmakers appear quite proud of the new rule. … [Read more...] about The Senate Shows It Cares About New Mothers, Assuming They’re Senators
What to do now? The first step is to evaluate existing leave and benefit programs in the context of the new requirements. For employers not covered by FMLA/CFRA, this is a new set of requirements. For those whoare FMLA/CFRA covered, the new law presents some significant leave integration and tracking issues because California pregnancy disability provisions apply consecutively not concurrently with the California Family Rights Act leave.SB 299 (eff. 1.1.12) requires employers with five or more employees to continue health care coverage for employees taking pregnancy-related leaves. It also requires that maternity benefits must be at the same level of insurance benefits during pregnancy-related leave as they would have been prior to taking leave;AB 592 (eff. 1.1.12) makes it an unlawful employment practice to refuse to allow a female employee to take pregnancy leave;SB 222 (eff. 7.1.12) amends the California Insurance Code to require individual insurance policies to include maternity … [Read more...] about Notable California Legislative Changes and Case Law Updates – and Actions to Consider in Response