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Vacation Float: Managing (and Recouping) Unearned Vacation Time

Summertime is vacation time. And vacation time means headaches for employers who engage in vacation float. Vacation “float” is the practice of advancing vacation to employees before they actually accrue it under an employer’s...more

Proposed Regulations Update Mortality Tables, Minimum Present Value Requirements for Defined Benefit Pension Plans

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Near the end of 2016, the US Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published two significant sets of proposed regulations on issues pertaining to defined benefit pension plans, including mortality table...more

Wage Statements Need Not Reflect Value of Accrued Vacation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Accrued vacation pay is not a category that must appear on employee wage statements. California Labor Code section 226 requires employers to report various categories of information on employee wage...more

Pensions Ombudsman Round-Up - September 2016 (UK)

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to DLA Piper’s Pensions Ombudsman Round-Up publication in which we report on recent determinations made by the Pensions Ombudsman (“PO”) and Deputy Pensions Ombudsman (“DPO”). In this edition we look at...more

Changes to Paid Sick Time in New Jersey: Elizabeth Becomes 10th Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave and Jersey City Expands...

by Littler on

On October 29, 2015, the City Council in Jersey City, New Jersey voted to broaden the scope of its paid sick leave ordinance, which was enacted in 2013. Just four days later, on November 3, 2015, voters in Elizabeth, New...more

Employment Law Update: Wages and Water: What Do We Do?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the recent rain storms that have blanketed the Carolinas and the resulting road damage and closures, this a good time for employers to review their inclement weather policies and to make sure they properly compensate all...more

Payment of Accrued But Unused Vacation Pay

The Connecticut rules for payment of accrued but unused vacation pay when employment terminates are fairly simple, but a brief refresher may be helpful to employers. Connecticut General Statutes § 31-71f requires...more

When Cancer Strikes: When Happens AFTER You Run Out of Paid Time Off

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

I’d much rather write about a legal topic than a personal one, but before I talk about the logistics of handling an employee who has exhausted their paid time off, I wanted to share a brief personal update. Last...more

Australia: Federal Court Clarifies Rate Employers Must Pay for Untaken Annual Leave on Termination

by Littler on

In a ruling focused on statutory interpretation, a full federal court bench recently confirmed that employers must pay out employees’ accrued but untaken annual leave upon termination at the rate the employees would have...more

Employment Law - August 2015

California Sick Leave Law Gets Updates - Why it matters: California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act just took effect on July 1 but Governor Jerry Brown has already signed into law tweaks to the statute....more

BREAKING: Obama Administration Considering Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors To Provide Employees Paid Sick Leave

According to a report in the New York Times, the White House is currently considering an Executive Order (“EO”) requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. According to the report, the...more

Holiday entitlement during sick leave – Where are we now?

by Reed Smith on

An employee’s entitlement to holiday, and the pay he or she receives while taking holiday, has been a hot topic in the courts over the past few years. In the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal...more

More Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon? Draft Executive Order Calls for Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

The New York Times reported yesterday that it received a draft executive order marked “pre-decisional and deliberative,” which contemplates granting a minimum of 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to employees of federal...more

California Sick Leave Amendments Offer (Some) Needed Clarity for Employers

The California paid sick leave law provided a significant boon to employees not included under employers’ sick leave or paid time off policies, but it often created more questions than answers for companies. How do we...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2015

by Fenwick & West LLP on

New Amendments Clarify California Paid Sick Leave - This month, the California Legislature enacted AB 304, an urgency measure that became effective on July 13 and provides much needed clarity on various aspects of...more

New Amendment to California Sick-Leave Law Takes Effect

by Reed Smith on

On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 304 – an amendment to California’s recently effective (as of July 1, 2015), statewide sick-leave law, known as the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of...more

Governor Signs Urgent Measure Clarifying CA Paid Sick Leave Law: Four Action Steps for Employers Now

by DLA Piper on

California employers have stepped up to comply with the July 1, 2015 deadline for the new California paid sick leave law. Now changes have arrived that may help clarify the law. On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown...more

Emergency Legislation to Amend California’s Paid Sick Leave Requirements Signed by Governor, Effective Immediately

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Last year, the California Legislature enacted A.B. 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Act”), which amended California Labor Code Section 245.5 to provide paid sick days to most California employees,...more

California Enacts "Fix-It" Legislation to Cure Ills of Paid Sick Leave Law

by Fisher Phillips on

California’s paid sick leave law went into effect on July 1, 2015, but soon found itself in the emergency room with many unpleasant side effects. On July 13, Governor Brown signed AB 304 into law, which fixes many of the...more

Is Your Company Prepared for the Changes to CFRA Leave?

by Reed Smith on

The changes to employees’ rights to take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) go into effect July 1, 2015. Your company should be prepared only if it has done the following (...). The amended CFRA...more

Reminder for California Employers: Paid Sick Leave Effective July 1, 2015 - Both Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees Are Covered by...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On July 1, 2015, California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 takes effect. Given the fast-approaching deadline for compliance, this is a reminder about the new law and its requirements. The highlights of the...more

When Paying Accrued "Vacation" at Termination, Labels Don't Matter [Wage & Hour FAQs]

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In recent years, I have noticed a movement away from the traditional categories of “vacation” and “sick” leave and holidays to hybrids like PTO, holiday hours, and personal days. While those new categories provide greater...more

Partial-Day Leave Deductions Lawful for Exempt Employees

by Fenwick & West LLP on

A California court of appeal recently confirmed that employers may require exempt employees to use accrued leave for partial-day absences, even if shorter than four hours. In Rhea v. General Atomics, plaintiff Lori Rhea, on...more

Quirky Question #234, Selling Accrued Vacation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Question: Our company allows employees to sell up to 40 hours of their accrued PTO (accrued vacation) each year. If an employee elects to sell the accrued PTO, we pay it out in a lump sum at the end of the year. Does...more

City Council Expands New York City Earned Sick Time Act

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Yesterday, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the "Act") expanding its coverage in several significant ways. The law, as amended, will take effect on April 1, 2014. As...more

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