PFML for remote employees
Absence management is more complex with a dispersed labor force. Considering a private plan can help you take it head on.
As businesses trend toward more remote work, we must understand how Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law requirements affect employees who work from home or in a different state: In mid-2020, about 42 percent of the workforce had moved to working from home full-time.1 By the end of 2021, nearly half (49 percent) of offices were maintaining remote or hybrid work arrangements.2
It’s crucial to know exactly where employees are doing their work and how they’re classified. Here’s why:
Gaps in knowledge on state and national leave requirements can lead to gaps in coverage. For example, employers with employees working in multiple states need to be aware of which states require mandated paid leave program and their requirements. What’s more, most states require employers with a single employee working in the state to offer paid leave.
Failing to comply can have tax implications or lead to costly fines.
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Considering a private PFML plan with Guardian can offer you an advantage.
With more than a decade of experience providing statutory disability plans, Guardian puts together resources for PFML plan implementation and management that works for you, no matter the level of complexity. We can help reduce administrative burden and enhance compliance to ensure leaves are managed as efficiently and effectively as possible. A private PFML plan from Guardian can help you:
- Stay compliant
- Avoid costly and disruptive investigations, fines or even lawsuits
- Lift the administrative burden off existing staff
- Improve the employee experience
- Increase productivity