Earned Sick Time

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The City of Philadelphia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

Following a number of other localities, the City of Philadelphia has enacted the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces law requiring certain employers located in the city to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid...more

Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014, California's Paid Sick Leave Law, To Take Effect

Starting July 1, 2015, California will join numerous other states in requiring employers provide employees with paid sick leave pursuant to the Health Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014....more

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Provides Guidance Regarding the Earned Sick Time Act

As we reported in the June 2013 issue and March 2014 issue of the New York eAuthority, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act became effective on April 1, 2014. The Act requires businesses with five or more employees to...more

New Sick Leave Rights For Massachusetts Employees Raise Concerns For Employers

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a new law, which will be codified at G.L. c. 149, § 148C, providing sick leave rights to all private employees in the state and most public employees. The law goes into...more

New California Employment Laws: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave And Abusive Conduct Training

Paid Sick Leave. On September 10, 2014, just a few days after we reported on San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, making...more

Final Rules Adopted Clarifying Employers’ Obligations under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA or the Act) went into effect on April 1, 2014, giving many New York City employees up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year. Since March, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)...more

Update: Final Rules Clarify New York City Employers’ Sick Leave Obligations

In response to widespread employer concerns over ambiguities in New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”), the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) published its Final Rules regarding the ESTA on July 30,...more

Employment Flash (June 2014)

In This Issue: - NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional - SEC Brings First-Ever Employment Retaliation Claim - EEOC Challenges Employer Severance Agreements - New York State Transportation Industry...more

Eugene, Oregon Moving Ahead With Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Following the lead of larger cities like Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon is moving ahead with plans for a mandatory sick leave ordinance. Following the presentation of a 70-page Task...more

Important Deadline Approaching Under New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law

By Thursday, May 1, 2014, covered employers under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act, also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law, must distribute a written notice to existing employees regarding their rights under the Paid Sick...more

Update: New York City's Earned Sick Time Act

As we reported in August 2013 and January 2014, New York City's Earned Sick Time Act went into effect on April 1, 2014. The Act generally requires that covered employers provide employees with up to forty hours of paid sick...more

New York City Employers Must Provide Employees with Earned Sick Leave Act Notices by May 1, 2014

Employers with employees working in New York City only have a few days left to provide mandatory notices to employees informing them of their rights under the Earned Sick Leave Act (“Act”). Written notice must be provided to...more

New Paid Sick Time Mandates in New York & New Jersey

A new patchwork of local laws in the New York/New Jersey metro area guaranteeing employees paid or unpaid accrued sick time will complicate employers’ sick leave policies and practices. New York City, Jersey City and Newark...more

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