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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

protected content Alert: Nevada Paid Sick Leave

On Tuesday, Nevada's democratically-controlled Senate passed Senate Bill 196 by a 12-9 vote along party lines. The bill has since been received by the Assembly, also controlled by Democrats, and sent to the Committee on Commerce and Labor… 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

protected content Alert: Nevada Paid Sick Leave

On Friday, the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy passed Senate Bill 196--with amendments--by a 4-3 vote along party lines… More

protected content Alert: New York Paid Family Leave

Yesterday, ERIC submitted comments on New York's proposed rules for its paid family leave program… More

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Letters to Agencies

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’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

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’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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