Regulations

We help you navigate the complex world of regulations

Managing medical leaves requires attention to detail and knowledge of all federal and/or state laws. Work & Well actively stays abreast of all new and pending legislation that can affect our clients. Direct links to several key websites are found below

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

For an official DOL site that is both comprehensive and up-to-date, including information, forms, and posters on the most recent changes to FMLA, go to http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm

California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

California’s version of FMLA. In general, it is more generous than the federal regulations. However, when the revised FMLA regulations became effective in January 2009, the differences were more significant. The state has set up a commission that is currently in the process of updating CFRA. A comparison between the revised FMLA regulations and CFRA can be found at http://www.fehc.ca.gov/pdf/FMLA-CFRARegsTable-2.pdf

Disability

Private and state disability plans provide income replacement when an employee is unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Currently five states (New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, California and Hawaii) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have a state-mandated disability insurance program (SDI). For more details about each SDI plan, visit http://www.vpaweb.com/about/pdf/SDI.pdf

Workers’ Compensation

When employees experience a work-related injury or illness, they are compensated for their medical bills and lost time away from work through workers’ compensation insurance. Every state has its own laws. A quick reference of each state’s law can be found at http://www.workerscompensationinsurance.com/workers_compensation/index.htm