Get Ready: PFML Laws are Coming!
In the last several years, four states (WA, MA, CT, OR) and the District of Columbia have adopted statutory paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws. They join four other states (CA, NJ, NY, and RI) that have had PFML laws in effect for some time. We expect this trend to continue and anticipate that additional states may adopt these laws in 2020. In this session, we will examine what these laws mean for employers and explore the similarities and differences of the various state PFML laws. We will provide guidance to employers about how to understand and prepare for the disruptive forces of these new, expanding laws.
Paid Family Leave: Exploring the Impacts to Other Benefit Programs
Since paid family leave (PFL) was first established in California in 2004, it has caused chaos for both employers and benefit providers. With more states passing legislation and the government considering a federal program, the topic of paid leave is not going away anytime soon. Spring Consulting Group and ClaimVantage conducted a research study to examine the potential impact PFL might have beyond regulatory requirements on employers, insurance carriers, and brokers. Using a 360 degree view, this session will share findings from the research and industry at large and share concerns and trends we may see over the next few years.