PBN publishes article by Pizzi, Vanden-Eykel on new Rhode Island law allowing temporary caregiver leave

PROVIDENCE (Nov. 25, 2013) – The Providence Business News recently published an article by Sheri L. Pizzi and Greg Vanden-Eykel analyzing a new law in Rhode Island that allows employees temporary caregiver leave.

The law expands the temporary-disability benefits provided to Rhode Island employees. Rhode Island joins New Jersey and California in mandating that employers provide employees with temporary caregiver insurance, defined as wage-replacement benefits to workers who take time off from work to care for or bond with statutorily identified family members.

Pizzi and Vanden-Eykel in the article provide guidance to employers on steps they should be taking to prepare for compliance with the new measure, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Pizzi, a partner in the firm’s Providence office, routinely defends complex employment matters in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She counsels employers on various issues, including the creation of employee policies and compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Vanden-Eykel is an associate based in the firm’s Boston office, where he concentrates his practice on employment law, insurance coverage matters, and general civil litigation.

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm five consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008–2012).