2017: Year of the Comprehensive Paid Leave Laws

Workforce Magazine

Marc A. Mandelman, a Member of the Firm, and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, an Associate, in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored an article in Workforce Magazine, titled “2017: Year of the Comprehensive Paid Leave Laws.”

Following is an excerpt:

The year 2017 brought the enactment of several significant state and local paid family and medical leave laws. These new laws do not always align with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act or a company’s existing policies — even if the company’s existing policies are more generous than the FMLA. Employers operating in the jurisdictions below must be sure that their policies and practices comply with the following upcoming laws, and employers everywhere will need to be on the lookout for other states and municipalities following suit.