Massachusetts Passes Emergency Regulations and Enacts Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Guidance  

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

Late December 2020, Massachusetts finalized two Emergency Regulations relating to its Paid Family and Medical Leave program. The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) also issued formal Guidance on Intermittent Leave and Reduced Leave Schedules.   The new regulations:  update several definitions for personal care attendants and family childcare providers, and incorporate those into the … Read More

Tax Credits Are All That Is Left on Paid Federal Leave in 2021

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

As 2020 wraps up, the leave of absence community waited with baited breath to see if Congress would extend the mandatory paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), implemented last March and set to expire December 31, 2020. The FFCRA had expanded the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) via … Read More

3 Ways to Strategize for Uncertainty During Natural Disasters, Pandemics, and Public Health Emergencies: Acknowledge, Assess, and Analyze

Megan G. Holstein, Esq., SVP Absence and Claims Product

The fall of 2020 has presented a unique set of challenges across America when it comes to public emergencies. The country, and indeed the globe, continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and parts of the United States are also battling other natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms in the Southeast and record-breaking wildfires in the mountains and the West. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the need for continuous … ...

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The Latest State to Join the Paid Leave Trend: Colorado Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On November 3, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act.  The measure provides 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave funded through premium contributions paid for equally by employers and employees. Employees may be entitled to an additional four weeks of leave for pregnancy or childbirth complications. Premiums … Read More

California Expands Crime Victim’s Rights

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On September 28, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2992, amending and expanding California’s Labor Code Sections 230 and 230.1, which provide employment protections for crime victims. The law goes into effect January 1, 2021. Prior to the amendment, Section 230 prohibited all employers, regardless of size, from discharging or discriminating against an … Read More

Several Western States Update their Family Leave Laws:  California, Oregon, and Hawaii Changes

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

Last week saw the passage of bills impacting the California Family Rights Act and Hawaii Family Leave, plus new regulations for the Oregon Family Leave Act. Read on to learn more about the changes:  Changes to California Family Rights Act and California New Parent Leave Act  On September 17, the Governor of California signed CA … Read More

FINEOS Vlog - Open Core

Chuck Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer

Chuck Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer, FINEOS, discusses 4 keys to an Open Ecosystem and its advantages over building a walled garden.

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Digital Insurance Solutions - "It's all Ball Bearings"

Dan Watt, VP, Product Management

Due to the home-bound activity we all have experienced recently, I’ve taken to watching a few classic comedies. During one occasion, I discovered an interesting parallel between an 80’s classic and the digital strategies of Insurance Carriers. At a now legendary part of the classic 80’s comedy ‘Fletch’, the main character Fletch, played by Chevy … Read More