With less than 8 months before benefits become available under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released proposed amendments to regulations previously finalized on July 1, 2019.
The federal government of Canada has clarified that the Employment Insurance rules allowing employers to make additional payments to workers through Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans do not apply to employees receiving the CERB.
Maryland recently enacted amendments to its Economic Stabilization Act to require that an employer implementing a “reduction in operations” must provide 60 days’ advance notice and continuation of certain benefits.
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) recently issued new guidance for employers, addressing a number of questions related to the effect returning to work will have on employees’ unemployment benefits and employers’ obligations.
On May 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released new versions of its model COBRA notices, adding a new action item for employers facing a contracting workforce and a growing wave of participant litigation.