Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) laws are expanding in states across the country. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 guarantees eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave without the threat of losing their benefits or their job. But the FMLA’s protection is limited: it assures only unpaid leave, which many workers can’t afford, and applies only to businesses with 50 or more employees.
Rhode Island Temporary Caregiver Insurance (RI TCI) was passed in 2013 and went into effect January 2014. RI TCI expanded Rhode Island Disability Insurance (TDI) – which was enacted in 1942.
This is an ongoing series of updates on Paid Family and Medical Leave developments – so you can be prepared to fulfill all mandated requirements. This release features highlights for the state of Rhode Island, which was one of the first states to pass Paid Leave laws.
With few exceptions, all employers are required to participate in the state program.
Here’s what you need to know about RI TCI and RI TDI.