Paid Sick & Family Leave

Updates

protected content ERIC Member Feedback Requested: Draft Massachusetts Regulation Comment Letter

ERIC has prepared a draft regulation comment letter addressing concerns raised by Massachusetts's updated draft regulations related to implementation of the state’s paid family and medical leave program… More

protected content House Ways and Means Committee Paid Family and Medical Leave Hearing; Senate Finance Committee Retir

On Wednesday, May 8, the House Way and Means Committee held a hearing entitled Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed. The hearing was attended by nearly all members of the Committee and lasted for more than four hours… More

protected content D.C City Council Universal Paid Leave Tax Contributions Meeting; Congressional Hearing on PFML

Yesterday, the D.C. City Council held a joint working group meeting to discuss aspects of Final Regulations covering tax contribution collection for the District’s Universal Paid Leave Program… More

protected content ERIC Submits Comment Letter on Maine Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposals

Three bills related to paid family and medical leave were heard in the Maine Committee on Labor and Housing last Friday, April 19. ERIC submitted a comment letter to the Committee outlining our applicable paid leave principles and addressing issues with the bills as currently drafted… More

protected content Alert: Massachusetts and D.C. Paid Leave Regulatory Updates and Action Opportunities

On Friday, March 29, The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released its Updated Draft Regulations relating to the implementation of the state’s Family and Medical Leave Law, MGL c.175M as added by St. 2018, c.121, which was passed in June 2018… 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

protected content ERIC Member Feedback Requested: Draft Massachusetts Regulation Comment Letter

ERIC has prepared a draft regulation comment letter addressing concerns raised by Massachusetts's updated draft regulations related to implementation of the state’s paid family and medical leave program… More

protected content D.C City Council Universal Paid Leave Tax Contributions Meeting; Congressional Hearing on PFML

Yesterday, the D.C. City Council held a joint working group meeting to discuss aspects of Final Regulations covering tax contribution collection for the District’s Universal Paid Leave Program… More

protected content ERIC Submits Comment Letter on Maine Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposals

Three bills related to paid family and medical leave were heard in the Maine Committee on Labor and Housing last Friday, April 19. ERIC submitted a comment letter to the Committee outlining our applicable paid leave principles and addressing issues with the bills as currently drafted… More

protected content ERIC Comments on Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave

Yesterday, ERIC submitted a letter to Connecticut state legislators addressing concerns with proposed paid family and medical leave legislation… More

ERIC Submits Comments on Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Today, ERIC submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave commenting on preliminary draft regulations related to the implementation of the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Law… More

ERIC’s Comment Letter on Albany County Paid Sick Leave

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) applauds your efforts to provide paid sick time to employees working in Albany County. Your proposed local law to provide access to paid sick time (“Local Law”), while well-intentioned, without small revisions will increase the compliance and financial burdens on large employers that already provide paid leave to employees in the county, the state, and other jurisdictions… More

protected content Alert: ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rules

This morning, ERIC submitted comments to the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services on its proposed regulations for implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA)… More

ERIC Submits Comments on DC Paid Leave Rulemaking

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) proposed rules implementing the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLA), D.C. Law 21-264; D.C. Official Code § 32-541.01 et seq… More

ERIC Comments on Albany’s Local Paid Sick Law

ERIC submitted comments to the County of Albany County Legislature on its proposed local law to provide access to paid sick time … More

ERIC Comments on Austin’s Proposed Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

ERIC sent a letter to Austin councilmembers on the city's proposed earned sick time ordinance and it's effects on the city's large employers… More

Comments on Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries’ Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rule

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

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

ERIC Weighs in on National Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, following its hearing on the importance of paid family and medical leave… More

ERIC Comments on Maryland Paid Sick Leave

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) applauds the Maryland General Assembly’s efforts to increase access to paid sick and safe leave to its workers, but believe it should be accomplished in a manner that does not hinder employers in the process. The “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act” (“Act”), while well-intentioned, provides limited time for employers to make the necessary changes in order to be in compliance with the Act by February 11, 2018 (i.e., the implementation date of the Act)… More

ERIC Comments on Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) applauds the Maryland General Assembly’s efforts to increase access to paid sick and safe leave to its workers, but believe it should be accomplished in a manner that does not hinder employers in the process… More

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

ERIC Provides Guidance on Proposed Albany Paid Sick Time Law

ERIC submitted comments to the Albany County Legislature on a proposed local law that would provide paid sick time to employees working in Albany County… More

ERIC Weighs in on National Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, following its hearing on the importance of paid family and medical leave… 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

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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Testimony

ERIC’s Written Testimony on New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Bill

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Assembly Bill 1827 (“A1827”), which would provide paid sick leave to employees in New Jersey… More

ERIC Testimony Regarding Nebraska Legislative Bill 844

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Legislative Bill 844 (“LB844”), which would adopt the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, to the Nebraska Legislature’s Business and Labor Committee … More

protected content Alert: District of Columbia Paid Leave

Yesterday, ERIC submitted written testimony to the District of Columbia's City Council on five pieces of legislation that would affect the Universal Paid Leave Amendment (UPLA) Act of 2016, the District's current law governing paid family, medical, and parental leave. The Council's Committee of the Whole held a hearing on these bills on October 10, 2017… More

ERIC’s Testimony on DC’s Paid Leave Law

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) is pleased to submit written testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia on the various proposed paid leave legislation (“Paid Leave Bills”) concerning DC Law 21-264, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment (“UPLA”) Act of 2016, which became effective April 7, 2017… More

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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