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protected content Alert: New Jersey Paid Family Leave

On Friday, July 21, Governor Chris Christie signed a conditional veto of Assembly Bill 4927. The bill would have amended the state's existing paid family leave laws to expand the definition of family member, double the duration of leave, and increase the amount of benefits received… More

protected content Alert: Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

On Wednesday, Washington became the fifth state in the nation to adopt a paid family leave law. Senate Bill 5975, which creates the family and medical leave program, was introduced during the legislature's 3rd special session. Once introduced, it took less than a week before being signed into law… More

Governor Christie Must Veto Paid Family Leave Expansion

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging him to veto New Jersey Assembly Bill 4927 due to the bill hindering large employer’s ability to implement and administer consistent paid leave programs across state lines… More

protected content Electronic Disclosure and Paid Leave Updates

Earlier this week, ERIC sent a letter to Secretary Acosta regarding electronic disclosure requirements. This seemed like a great time to reach out regarding modernization of the disclosure system as the Administration met with top technology executives on Monday, and showed openness to the modernization of government technology… More

protected content Alert: New York Paid Family Leave

Today, ERIC submitted a second comment letter to the State of New York regarding its paid family leave program. The letter commented on the Workers' Compensation Board's revised proposed regulations, which were published in late May… More

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ERIC Surveys

protected content Member Survey on Sabbatical Leave, Wellness & PBMs

ERIC conducted a survey of its members, on sabbatical leave, wellness programs, and the use of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for your prescription drug benefit… More

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Letters to Agencies

Chicago & Cook County Paid Sick Leave Policies Must Not Work Against Each Other

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a comments on the City of Chicago’s proposed rules for its paid sick leave ordinance… More

Employers Must be Able to Design Leave Polices that Best Fit Their Workforce

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a letter to the Industrial Commission of Arizona asking for amendments to the proposed rules that coincide with the state’s newly passed paid sick leave law, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act… More

ERIC’s Comments on Washington State’s Proposed Rules on Paid Sick Leave

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit comments on Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries’ proposed rules on Initiative 1433 (“Proposed Rules”) regarding paid sick leave… More

New York Must Not Over Burden Large Employers With New Paid Leave Rules

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board on proposed rules to the state’s paid family leave program… More

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Letters to Congress

Letter to Nevada Governor Urging Him to Veto Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) urges you to veto Nevada Senate Bill 196 (“SB 196”). SB 196 mandates paid sick leave for private-sector employees, but in doing so, infringes on large employers’ ability provide leave under existing policies that already provide the requisite amount of paid sick leave that the bill mandates… More

ERIC’s Letter to Nevada Assembly on Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) recognizes the importance of paid sick leave for Nevada workers, as well as the states’ desire to ensure the care and well-being of its workers. ERIC supports increasing access to paid sick leave, but believe it should be accomplished in a manner that does not hinder employers who already provide quality paid sick leave policies… More

ERIC’s Letter on Nevada Paid Sick Leave - Senate Bill 196

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) recognizes the growing importance of paid sick leave for employees and the states’ desire to ensure the care and well-being of its workers. We strongly support increasing access to paid sick leave policies for Americans, but believe it should be accomplished in a manner that does not hinder employers who already provide quality paid sick leave policies… More

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Press Releases

Governor Christie Must Veto Paid Family Leave Expansion

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging him to veto New Jersey Assembly Bill 4927 due to the bill hindering large employer’s ability to implement and administer consistent paid leave programs across state lines… More

Paid Leave Laws Need Clear, Consistent Language

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments on the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board’s revised proposed rules on the state’s Paid Family Leave program… More

Nevada’s Governor Must Veto Overreaching Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today sent a letter to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval urging him to veto Senate Bill 196. The bill infringes on large employers’ ability provide paid sick leave under existing policies that already offer generous amounts of leave… More

ERIC Asks for Changes to Nevada’s Paid Sick Leave Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted written testimony to the Nevada State Assembly's Committee on Commerce and Labor regarding paid sick leave legislation in Senate Bill 196 (SB 196)… More

New York Must Not Over Burden Large Employers With New Paid Leave Rules

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board on proposed rules to the state’s paid family leave program… More

ERIC Submits Testimony on Nevada Paid Sick Leave Legislation

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted written testimony on paid sick leave legislation in Senate Bill 196 (SB 196) to the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy… More

ERIC Comments on Maryland’s Proposed Paid Leave Bills

Companies that employ tens of thousands of workers in states across the country need consistent rules regarding employee benefits and compensation arrangements. Benefits and compensation include everything from wages to employer-sponsored healthcare and retirement plans and compensatory time off, including paid sick, paid parental and paid vacation leave… More

DOL Ignores Employers Pleas and Adds to Compliance Burden

The Department of Labor completely ignored the pleas of employers from across the country, as this rule will only increase their compliance burden… More

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Regulatory Documents

protected content DOL Issues Final Rule Updating FMLA Rights for Workers in Same-Sex Marriages

Under a final regulation (and accompanying documents) issued February 25 by the Department of Labor, the definition of a spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will now include all individuals in legal marriages, regardless of where they live. … More

protected content Agencies Issue New Guidance on Same-Sex Married Couples

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Social Security Administration recently issued new guidance on the treatment of same-sex couples for purposes of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and entitlement to Social Security benefits.… More

protected content DOL Issues Technical Release on DOMA Issues

The Department of Labor (DOL) on September 18 released Technical Release 2013-04, which provides guidance to employee benefit plans on the definition of “spouse” and “marriage” under ERISA following the June decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor.… More

protected content DOL Update Clarifies FMLA Leave Applies to Same-Sex Spouses Based on State Residence

The Department of Labor recently issued updated guidance explaining that Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection applies to same-sex spouses if the state in which they reside recognizes same-sex marriages.… More

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Testimony

ERIC Testimony on Nevada Paid Sick Leave Bill

ERIC appreciates that SB 196 takes into consideration the needs of employees in being able to take leave to care for themselves and their loved ones. Even though SB 196 has been amended since first introduced in the Nevada State Senate, some of which has been favorable to large employers, there are still provisions in the bill that infringe large employers’ ability to provide consistent paid sick leave to employees situated in Nevada and across other states… More

ERIC’s Testimony on the Nevada Senate’s Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. ERIC speaks in one voice for our members on their benefit and compensation interests. We are pleased to provide to you today with written testimony that focuses on ensuring large employers, who largely already meet or exceed the requirements of Senate Bill 196 (“SB 196”), do not experience a drastic increase in administrative burden of operating paid sick leave policies… More

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