In This Issue:
The Seattle Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance is Here: Are You In Compliance?; If the Shoe Fits Avoiding Tax Liability From Employee Misclassifications; Trends in Labor and Employment Law: Four Steps Employers Can Take to Minimize Claims; What to Do When Employees Go Wild; and Health Care Reform: What the Decision Means to Companies.
Excerpt from The Seattle Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance is Here: Are You In Compliance?
On September 1, 2012, nearly a year after Mayor Mike McGinn signed the City of Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), it finally went into effect. The Ordinance has caused significant anxiety for many employers, both in terms of its potential economic impact and its administrative requirements. On June 29, 2012, after many months of community discussion and numerous iterations, the City issued its final rules for implementation. Although the new rules have clarified some uncertainties, many employers were left with questions about how to comply with the Ordinance to avoid stiff penalties. The following are just a few of the important issues employers need to be aware of...
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