Anagha Krishnan

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Anagha Krishnan

Anagha Krishnan is a Regulatory Analyst at Zenefits. She is focused on developments in the HR, Benefits, and Payroll space, and helping small businesses get in compliance with new regulations. A Berkeley Law grad, Anagha enjoys pop culture podcasts, trying out new tea blends, and getting to the beach when she can.

father on parental leave with child

March 28, 2018

Parental Leave as a Benefit: State vs. Federal Law

For new and prospective parents, as well as employers working to retain their workforce, navigating the landscape of parental leave laws can be a challenge. On the federal level, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected leave for a variety of reasons, including the birth, placement, or […]

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January 18, 2018

Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

As of February 12, 2018, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must begin offering paid sick and safe leave to their employees. Read on to find out how you can comply with Maryland’s paid sick leave law. Background: On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto to pass the […]

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Minimum Wage Increases

December 19, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases Going Into Effect for California, Washington, New York, & More

Minimum wages are set to increase across a variety of states and jurisdictions in the new year. Arizona, California, and Washington will all see minimum wage increases on January 1, 2018, while New York will go into effect on December 31, 2017. Read on for further information on minimum wage increases in these states, and […]

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Paid Sick Leave

November 9, 2017

Washington’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

In the fall of 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which resulted in a mandatory paid sick leave law and minimum wage increase, among other changes. While the state minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, Washington employers are required to comply with the Paid Sick Leave law as of January […]

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News: Parental Leave & Salary History Inquiries

October 23, 2017

New Parental Leave & Salary History: Here’s What You Need to Know

On October 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills which will have significant ramifications for employers in the state. AB168, which applies to all public and private sector California employers, prohibits companies from seeking or relying upon the salary history information of an applicant in employment decisions. While SB 63, or the “New Parent […]

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FLSA Overtime

September 6, 2017

FLSA Overtime Final Rule Struck Down

On August 31, 2017, a Texas federal judge struck down the FLSA Overtime Final Rule, which aimed to increase the minimum salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime pay exemption. The ruling stated that “nothing in [FLSA] section 213” permits salary thresholds, rather than employee duties, to be the determinant of overtime pay. The judge, […]

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EEO-1 Form

August 31, 2017

OMB Issues Stay on Revised EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Following a decision by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), employers may now use the previously approved EEO-1 form to meet their 2017 EEO-1 reporting obligation, before March 31, 2018. Employers must select the data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report from a payroll period in October, November, or December, the fourth quarter of […]

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July 5, 2017

Chicago Paid Sick Leave Goes Into Effect: What Employers Need to Know

In the absence of paid family or paid sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states and cities, including California, New York, Washington, and Arizona have begun to fill the gap. Be sure to check out the rest of our content on major developments in the 2017 leave landscape, and how Zenefits […]

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Paid Family Leave: San Francisco

June 29, 2017

San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Applies to a New Group of Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected leave, but federal law does not require this leave to be paid–effectively leaving the decision in the hands of covered employers. In the absence of paid family or sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states, including […]

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Paid family and medical leave legislation in NYC

June 29, 2017

New York’s Pending Family Leave Law: How You Can Prepare

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected leave, but federal law does not require this leave to be paid–effectively leaving the decision in the hands of covered employers. In the absence of paid family or sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states, including […]

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June 28, 2017

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

In the absence of paid family or paid sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states, including California, New York, Washington, and Arizona have begun to fill the gap. Stay tuned this week as we discuss major developments in the 2017 leave landscape, and how Zenefits can help you comply with the […]

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