Paid leave, in its many forms, has become a flashpoint for employment law across the U.S., and COVID-19 only increased its complexity.
This whitepaper, updated in February 2021, covers the evolution of such laws, how the current political climate has given rise to employee-friendly legislation, as well as the state of paid leave laws today and what the future may hold.
Employers must increasingly grapple with the laws that apply to their workers, which vary widely by jurisdiction and complicate recordkeeping, benefits, payroll and more. We will examine the three types of laws we see most commonly today:
- Paid leave for any reason
- Paid sick leave
- Paid family and medical leave