Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Leave and Accommodation: New 50-State Chart Added

To help employers comply with state and local leave and accommodation laws involving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, XpertHR has added a new 50-State Chart: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Leave and Accommodation Laws by State and Municipality.

Many states and municipalities have passed laws requiring covered employers to provide employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking leave or time off for various reasons, such as to attend court hearings or to seek medical treatment or counseling. In addition, many jurisdictions have passed laws requiring employers to provide employees reasonable accommodations - such as a transfer, modified work schedule or change in work telephone number - so that they can effectively perform their jobs. Several of the laws also extend the protections to employees who have family members who are victims.

The new chart helps employers understand employee eligibility, the amount of leave an employee is entitled to take, examples of accommodations and notice requirements. The chart also links to relevant employee handbook statements XpertHR has in its Employee Handbooks tool.