Could paid family and medical leave become the new norm?

January 10, 2024

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By Brice Caswell, Director of Product Compliance and Statutory Administration; David Setzkorn, SVP, Workforce Absence and Disability Practice Leader

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers leave with job and benefit protection to eligible employees for qualifying events. However, employers are not required to pay employees when they take leave under FMLA or similar leave laws. In response to the absence of a federal paid leave law, multiple states throughout the U.S. have enacted their own programs to provide employees in their states with paid family and/or medical leave. The challenge is that these mandates differ widely from one another, resulting in a confusing patchwork of benefit and leave policies that creates major compliance challenges for employers that have employees in multiple jurisdictions. 

Learn more in this podcast featuring two of our workforce absence experts: Brice Caswell, director of product compliance and statutory administration and David Setzkorn, SVP, workforce absence and disability practice leader.

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