How does your experience managing paid leave laws align with the results of our survey?
Managing paid leave laws is complex.
With so many different jurisdictions passing paid leave laws, GovDocs wondered how employers keep them all straight. So, in early March, we launched a survey: How Do You Manage Paid Leave Today.
Below, you can find the results.
Since the survey went out, of course, there has been a flurry of legislation related to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, GovDocs researchers are watching 269 bills related to employee leave of some form, and 84 bills related to paid sick leave specifically.
4) What is the biggest challenge your company faces with paid leave today?
Staying on top of current, new and changing paid leave laws – 50 percent
Managing paid leave policies across multiple locations – 29 percent
Tracking and calculating earned paid leave for employees – 11 percent
Interpreting paid leave laws without a legal background/expertise – 7 percent
Identifying which paid leave law applies to each employee location – 4 percent
5) What sources does your company use to research and track paid leave laws?
News Alerts – 40 percent
Paid Subscription Service – 21 percent
Inside Counsel – 9 percent
Outside Counsel – 14 percent
Other – 10 percent
6) Where does your company track paid leave requirements for each jurisdiction (federal, state, county and city)?
Spreadsheets – 37 percent
Payroll System – 33 percent
HCM Software – 16 percent
Internal Database – 9 percent
Other – 5 percent
7) On a scale of 1-5 (5 = very confident; 1 = not at all confident), how confident are you that you are able to track and capture all paid leave requirements for each jurisdiction (federal, state, county and city)?
Very confident – 10 percent
Somewhat Confident – 38 percent
Neutral – 28 percent
Somewhat Unconfident – 24 percent
Not at All Confident – 0 percent
Managing Paid Leave Laws
The coronavirus pandemic has placed an added emphasis on paid leave laws over the past few months.
Many jurisdictions are tweaking existing laws to cover public health emergencies, and even the federal government has stepped in with emergency paid leave.
In the aftermath of COVID-19, it’s likely that lawmakers at all levels of government will continue to enact paid leave legislation.
This Employment Law News Blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.
GovDocs, Inc., is a leading provider of employment law management solutions for large, multilocation employers in the U.S. and Canada. With the GovDocs cloud-based platform, our clients easily manage labor law posting programs and minimum wage rates down to the individual location and across the enterprise. All GovDocs’ products are powered by continuous research and innovation to help clients be compliant. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
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