Understanding national trends and local changes surrounding paid family leave will enable HR professionals to better navigate future policies.
By Breanna Scott|March 14, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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HR managers in New York state faced new responsibilities — and challenges — in 2018 with the implementation of legislation that expanded more generous paid family leave policies. With Massachusetts and Washington state being added to the fold in 2019, the three states’ experiences are a preview of more challenges expected this year as paid family leave grows in popularity, and states and employers move to provide additional benefits for employees in an increasingly competitive talent market.
While those three states’ programs vary in the length of paid leave each offers, national employers like Microsoft are pushing paid leaves to the forefront of employee benefits issues to tackle. Now, with the midterm elections in the rearview mirror, it’s likely that we’ll see more changes to paid family leave policies at the state and federal levels in the coming year.
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