About 2.1 million civilian federal workers will be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid parental leave beginning in October of 2020, thanks to legislation President Donald Trump signed into law last year.
The law is part of a larger effort underway in both the U.S. Congress and individual states to expand the promise of relief that the 1993 Family Medical and Leave Act created when it established the right of American workers – with some exceptions – to be able to take time off from work for medical emergencies, childbirth and adoption and not lose their jobs or health insurance.
For many workers who couldn’t afford to take time off from work no matter what the circumstances were, it was an encouraging first step. Nearly 30 years later, the idea of paid family leave continues to take root with a handful of states fully enacting paid leave laws. Meanwhile, efforts to adopt or expand such benefits are underway in as many as a dozen others.
While this is good news for families, it also has the potential to create a complex compliance situation across state lines. A patchwork of laws and a variety of mechanisms for funding makes payroll tax calculations a challenge.
Our whitepaper, “What You Need to Know About FMLA & Paid Family Leave in 2020,” will provide an overview of what payroll providers and companies with a multistate workforce need to know.
Highlights of this Whitepaper:
- Overview of the federal FMLA
- Overview of state legislation in effect
- Why states are passing this legislation
- Key differences among funding mechanisms
- Best practices for managing state FMLA provisions
Staying up to date with shifting rules and regulations makes payroll tax compliance a constant challenge. But failing to keep up is not an option. In addition to fines and other penalties, a mistake made under FMLA laws could potentially threaten coverage, leaving a vulnerable family in an even more vulnerable position.
Download our whitepaper to learn more about best practices for staying on top of your processes and keeping compliant amid a changing legal landscape for paid family leave.
Consider Third-Party Tax Help to Successfully Navigate the Changes
Keeping up with deadlines and regulations state by state can be costly and create an enormous risk for error. If you don’t have the time or expertise to monitor these complicated multistate tax issues, reliable third-party expertise can be an investment in your peace of mind, as well as an investment in your business.
Payroll Tax Management specializes in providing a wide range of multistate payroll tax solutions, combining reliable payroll tax software with full-service payroll tax help. Give us a call or contact us to learn more.