Leave Leave Questions Behind

Leave Leave Questions Behind

Paid Sick Leave (PSL)… Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)… Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)… Paid Time Off (PTO)… What’s the difference? Does it matter? Why concerned should I be about these?

Naturally, organizations will always have questions surrounding leave laws and PSL. Don’t worry, ComplianceHR is here to help! Our solutions provide you with guidance to assist your organization’s compliance in this growing area of law.

To begin, here’s a helpful and brief overview of PFMLA and FMLA from Littler.

In Paid Sick Leave solution, you can access an overview of the laws within states, counties, and cities that generally require private employers, that are not government contractors, to allow employees to accrue and use PSL and/or PTO. Included are the following issues:

  • Covered employers, employees, and family members
  • Whether PTO policies can be used to comply with leave laws
  • Accrual and carry-over, or frontloading, of leave
  • When, how much, and for what purposes leave can be used
  • Requesting, verifying, and/or documenting leave use
  • Paying employees when leave is used
  • Notice, posting, and paystub requirements
  • What information must be included in leave policies and handbooks
  • What agency enforces the law

How to access this information:

The Paid Sick Leave solution can be accessed through the Reference Center. To access this tool, select the topic “Paid Sick Leave.” Additionally, you can access it through the Navigator Leave card by clicking on “Use PSL Rapid Reference.”

More about Navigator Leave:

This solution provides general information about leaves of absence under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and similar state laws. The solution includes leave for the following reasons:

  • Birth of a child or placement of a child with an employee through adoption or foster care
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition (including pregnancy)
  • Military caregiver leave to care for a spouse, child, parent, or next of kin who is a covered service member or veteran with a serious illness or injury
  • A qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is on covered active duty or call to covered active duty status as a member of the National Guard, Armed Forces, or Armed Forces Reserves

To access Navigator Leave from the Reference Center, simply select the topic “Leave (FMLA).” It can also be accessed through the Navigator Leave card by clicking on “Use Rapid Reference.”

Need more? To access a more in-depth discussion of leave laws by state, check out Comprehensive Guidance in the Reference Center. Additionally, if you’re interested in template leave policies for your organization, PolicySmart™ offers handbook templates and guidance.

If you are not an existing client, we welcome you to register for a no obligation consultation with a compliance expert. After you’ve met with our compliance consultant, you can receive a free, 14-day trial to use all of the Navigator Suite applications. Register for a demonstration.



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