Policy Updates

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UPDATE: California Family Rights Leave

This policy has been updated to reflect the change of name from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to the Civil Rights Department and to update links to resources. Other changes were made to correct grammatical discrepancies.

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UPDATE: California Family and Medical Leave

We have updated this policy to indicate that CFRA leave may be taken for an employee's serious health condition; the serious health condition of a child, parent, parent-in-law grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, domestic partner, and, as of January 1, 2023, a designated person who has a serious health condition; for bonding with the employee's child after birth, adoption, or placement; and for qualifying military exigencies.

To apply these updates to your Employee Handbook please do the following:

  • Click Manage Handbook from the top navigation and go to Policies section
  • Look for the policy in the ACTION ITEMS right-hand menu and click on the policy title
  • Apply changes to your handbook
  • Publish your handbook

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UPDATE: California: Bereavement Leave

We have revised this policy to correct a grammatical error. No substantive changes have been made to the policy.

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UPDATE: California Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention

This policy has been updated to reflect the change of name from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to the Civil Rights Department and to update links to resources. Other changes were made to correct grammatical discrepancies.

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UPDATE: Washington: Paid Family and Medical Leave

We have revised this policy to correct a grammatical error. No substantive changes have beenmade to the policy.

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Massachusetts: Overtime

We have deleted this policy after a routine review of the policy indicates that it is not necessary and therefore not recommended by Jackson Lewis.

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NEW: Illinois: Family Bereavement Leave

We have added a new policy for Illinois employers to address family bereavement leave. Illinois requires employers with 50 or more employees and at least one (1) employee in Illinois to provide up to two (2) weeks of unpaid leave annually to eligible employees for the death of a family member and fertility-related losses. Including the policy in the handbook is optional but is recommended to show compliance and to provide employees with information about their rights under the law.

This policy replaces the Illinois Child Bereavement Policy, which has been deleted.

To apply these updates to your Employee Handbook please do the following:

  • Click Manage Handbook from the top navigation and go to Policies section
  • Look for the policy in the ACTION ITEMS right-hand menu and click on the policy title
  • Apply changes to your handbook
  • Publish your handbook

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Earned Sick Time

We have revised this policy to correct a typographical error. No substantive changes have beenmade to the policy.

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UPDATE: New Mexico: Sick and Safe Time

We have revised this policy to correct a grammatical error. No substantive changes have been made to the policy.

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Hawaii: Leave for Children's Educational Needs

We have deleted this policy after a routine review of the policy indicates that it is not necessary for private employers in Hawaii and therefore not recommended by Jackson Lewis.

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