Recent and Upcoming Changes to Oregon Pregnancy & Childbirth Accommodations Laws November 7, 2019 | Category: General (OR) - Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Six in every ten new mothers are working. Against that backdrop, the Oregon legislature recently enacted two new laws, changing and clarifying the rules governing pregnancy and childbirth accommodations in the workplace. Some changes took effect September 29, 2019. Others become effective January 1, 2020.
There Is No Delay When It Comes to FMLA: Union Workers Cannot Delay FMLA Leave According to Recent DOL Opinion Letter November 7, 2019 | Category: General (FMLA) - The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance that collectively-bargained leave policies cannot supersede the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the bargained-for policies are more generous.
Navigating Change and Building a Workforce for Tomorrow November 7, 2019 | Category: General (HR) - Natalie Pierce, co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation practice group, and Debra Kadner, machine learning expert and cofounder of Eskalera, discuss the framework for helping employers build their workforces for the future.
Note to Employers: Stop Designating Lengthy Approval Dates on Your FMLA Designation Forms November 7, 2019 | Category: General (FMLA) - I spend a decent part of my day reviewing FMLA forms, certification and correspondence. Exhilarating, for sure.
What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes (November 7, 2019) November 7, 2019 | Category: General (FMLA) - “What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 27th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.
2020 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans November 7, 2019 | Category: COLA - The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations on benefits and contributions for retirement plans generally effective for Tax Year 2020 (see IRS Notice 2019-59). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan will increase from $19,000 to $19,500. Other notable limitations are as follows: