Cause for Celebration or Ho-Hum? A Look at the Impact of the End of the COVID National Emergency on Leave and Disability Laws
dateMarch 08, 2023
President Biden recently announced that effective May 11, 2023, he will end the public health emergency, more than three (3) years after initially declared. Woo hoo! Or is it, so what? Most mask manda
FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
DOL’s NEW Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) for Teleworkers
dateFebruary 24, 2023
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy this month. On February 9, the DOL issued an Opinion Letter discussing mandatory overtime and the FMLA. Marti Cardi discu
Pregnancy Leave
Take Care of Your Pregnant Employees! Workplace Protections Continue to Increase
dateFebruary 20, 2023
2023 is off to a good start for pregnant workers. Two federal laws passed at the end of 2022 provide accommodation rights and other protections to pregnant employees. The trend continues full speed am
FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
DOL Confirms: Employees Can Avoid Mandatory Overtime Indefinitely by Using an FMLA Reduced Schedule
dateFebruary 14, 2023
Does this sound familiar? Your employee Alex works in a department that regularly requires mandatory overtime. Alex has presented you with an FMLA request and a certification from a health care provid
FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
FMLA at 30 – Is It Time to Revitalize?
dateFebruary 07, 2023
In case you've missed all the publicity, the federal Family and Medical leave Act ("FMLA") turned 30 on February 5. You know the basics: employers with 50 or more employees must provide job-protected
ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act
Wait, What? States Have Disability Accommodation Laws Too!?!
dateJanuary 30, 2023
We know being a multi-state employer isn't easy, but when it comes to disability accommodations, maybe you thought you could relax a little. There's the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ther
dateJanuary 04, 2023
Happy New Year! Join the Matrix Compliance Team on January 10, 2023 at 2:00pm EST to get an update on the fourth quarter of 2022 and what's coming up in the first quarter of 2023. This quarterly updat
DOL- Department of Labor FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
Cancer Knows No Season – Helpful FMLA Guidance from the Department of Labor
dateDecember 22, 2022
I was debating a fun little Rudolph-based blog post (Is that red nose a disability? Was it an ADA violation for his co-workers to exclude him from the reindeer games?) but then Helen Applewhaite dropp
State Leaves State Paid family and medical/disability benefits
Early New Year's PFML Toast to Oregon and Colorado
dateDecember 15, 2022
We recently posted an update on the New Hampshire voluntary paid family and medical leave program. But that's not the only state with significant events happening when the ball drops on December 31, 2
State Leaves State Paid family and medical/disability benefits
Granite State PFML Program – Gathering No Moss... (and why you should pay attention even if you don’t have New Hampshire employees)
dateDecember 07, 2022
State paid family and medical leave (PFML) programs just keep rolling along, and that includes New Hampshire's Paid Family and Medical Leave Plan. In the quickest state PFML turnaround timetable to da
State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
California Dreamin'
dateOctober 24, 2022
All the leaves aren't quite brown, and the sky isn't quite gray yet (well, I guess it depends on where you live!), but we're definitely thinking about California. On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin
FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act Lawsuits/Litigation
The "Cat's Paw" and the FMLA
dateOctober 21, 2022
Ready for a modern-day fable? The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a pro employer decision in an FMLA retaliation case by analyzing one of our favorite legal principles, the "cat's paw" t
Domestic Violence FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
dateOctober 12, 2022
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we have teamed up with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and will be participating in the 2022 DMECommunities Q&A: D
State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
More Webinars! Closing in on OR and CO PFML! PLUS Our Quarterly Compliance Update
dateOctober 03, 2022
We are excited share with you links to some upcoming webinars.  Each of these webinars is available live or on demand (after the presentation date) with a click on the links below. First, an
State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
Oregon and Colorado PFML: Shifting Sands
dateSeptember 12, 2022
Employers are eager – shall we even say anxious? – for concrete information about the imminent paid family and medical leave programs in Oregon and Colorado, but with contribution effectiv
ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
Employers: Update Your Understanding of the Interactive Process
dateAugust 16, 2022
When an employee provides notice to his employer of a disability and expresses a desire for a reasonable accommodation, the employee and the employer must engage in good-faith communications—wh
DOL- Department of Labor EEOC- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act
Important Takeaways from the DOL and EEOC at the August 2022 DMEC Annual Conference!
dateAugust 04, 2022
This week, while attending the 2022 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference, Marti Cardi had the honor of acting as one of the moderators (together with Marjory Robertson of
Lawsuits/Litigation State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
I’ve Been Everywhere Man...
dateAugust 01, 2022
My goodness, has it been a month?  Sorry about that dear, readers – but as Johnny Cash alluded to in our title here; we’ve been a little busy.  And, it’s not letting up!&nb
State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
Illinois Expands Bereavement Leave
dateJune 30, 2022
Did you know that Illinois, Oregon, and Washington are the only states that require employers to provide bereavement leave to their employees? Illinois's Child Bereavement leave has been in effect sin
State Leave and Paid Leave Programs
Six Months After Paid Leave "Go Live," Connecticut's Employer Notice Requirement Takes Effect
dateJune 13, 2022
UPDATE - June 17, 2022 Many employers have been concerned about the short period of time to comply with this notice requirement. Even though it has been in the Connecticut PFML statute for a