State of the States: March 2022 updates to state-mandated disability insurance and paid family leave

Stay up to date with our reader-friendly summary of new legislation related to state-specific short term disability (STD), paid family leave (PFL) and paid family and medical leave (PFML) programs.

States continue to propose, fund and launch their own PFL programs. But employers may find it challenging to keep on top of the rapidly changing landscape of laws. Many jurisdictions have adopted plans that vary – and some states have combined their state-mandated short term disability with a PFL program to create a Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. This overview can help you identify updates in legislation by state quickly. Read the summary now:

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This is not legal advice and is not intended to be, or replace, the advice of legal counsel. Indeed, we encourage you to discuss this information with your attorneys as necessary.

State of the States: Paid Family Leave (PFL) Overview is prepared by Disability Reinsurance Management Services.

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