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Illinois Employees Hit the Sick Leave Trifecta: Important Changes to Take Effect in 2017

Three recently enacted laws expanding sick leave benefits within the state of Illinois will soon impact employers with operations in Illinois: the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (effective in January of 2017); the Chicago...more

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Final Rule—Prognosis and Practical Challenges

Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Department of Labor’s Final Rule on paid sick leave requirements for many federal contractors, which was published on September 30, 2016, will apply to covered contracts beginning on...more

Cook County Suburbs Subject to Same Paid Sick Leave Obligations as Chicago

Effective July 1, 2017, Cook County Ordinance 16-4229 (“Ordinance”) will allow employees who work in Cook County to accrue and use earned paid sick leave....more

Reminder – Montgomery County, Maryland Employers: The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act Is Now In Effect

On October 1, 2016, the Montgomery County, Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act (the “Act”) went into effect. As a reminder, the Act, provides paid sick leave to all employees working in Montgomery County, Maryland (the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXIV: Montgomery County, MD Paid Sick Leave Is Here

Seyfarth Synopsis: Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act will be going into effect this weekend, on October 1, 2016. Unlike most municipal paid sick leave laws, which are enacted to cover a specific city or town,...more

Trump, Clinton Talk Workplace Law At First Debate

The topic of labor and employment law made an early appearance at last night’s presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Although typically not a needle-moving...more

San Diego Issues Required Postings, Acknowledgement Form under Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance went into effect on July 11, 2016. Beginning October 1, 2016, employers must post two new notices in the workplace and give employees and new hires a notice...more

Montgomery County, MD Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act: Coming October 1, 2016

In less than 30 days on October 1, 2016, the Montgomery County, Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act ("ESSLA") will become effective. The ESSLA's broad reach encompasses those employers who have physical locations in...more

San Diego Sick Leave Amendments: Cure for or Cause of Employer Ills?

San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance has been amended less than two months after its July 11, 2016 effective date. The amendments, instituted via the oddly-titled “Implementing Ordinance,” plug gaps the...more

Three California Municipalities Enact New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

The trend toward local regulation of employment laws continues in California with three new local wage and hour enactments....more

San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Approved by Popular Vote

Employers in the City of San Diego will need to review their current paid sick leave and minimum wage policies to ensure they comply with a voter-approved ordinance extending paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage for...more

New Employment Laws Further Increase Burdens On New York Companies

If you read one thing... - New Paid Family Leave Law will impact all New York companies - New rules regarding NYC’s Earned Sick Time Act require changes to companies’ approach to employee sick time...more

“California East”: New Employment Laws Further Increase Burdens On New York Firms

Over the past few months, New York lawmakers have accelerated their recent trend of making New York one of the most employee-friendly (and employer-unfriendly) states in the nation. Falling on the heels of other recent state...more

Earned Sick Time Act Amendments Affect New York City Employers

Amendments to New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA) became effective on March 4, 2016. ESTA, originally adopted in June 2013, requires employers in New York City with five or more employees to provide eligible employees...more

Newly Adopted Rules Clarify and Enforce New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”), the agency tasked with enforcement of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA” or “Act”), published a notice of adoption of an amendment to Chapter 7 of Title 6 of the...more

Amended Regulations for NYC Earned Sick Time Act Imposing New Recordkeeping and Policy Mandates Become Effective March 4

Employers covered by New York City’s Earned Sick Leave Act will be expected to comply with new requirements and will be subject to a re-interpretation of parts of this law when newly published regulations take effect on March...more

If Pain, Yes Gain -- Part XVII: NYC Publishes Final Amended Sick Time Rules

After months of anticipation, New York City has adopted the final amended Earned Sick Time Act Rules (the “final amended Rules”). The final amended Rules largely substantiate the requirements and compliance burdens on...more

NYC Earned Sick Time Act Updates

Proposed Changes to Sick Time Rules and Creation of New Enforcement Agency - On January 11, 2016, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) held a public hearing on proposed updates to the Earned Sick Time...more

One Particular (Safe) Harbor: Safe Harbor for Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Ends on December 31, 2015.

Massachusetts employers need to take heed that the safe harbor provision in the Earned Sick Time law ends on December 31, 2015. By the start of the New Year, Massachusetts employers will need to strictly comply with the Sick...more

Calling in Sick: Pittsburgh Sick Leave Law Delayed Until March

March 10, 2016 is the current targeted effective date for an ordinance passed by Pittsburgh’s City Council requiring most city businesses to provide sick leave to full-time and part-time employees. Implementation of the...more

A Legislative El Niño for California?: New 2016 Employment Laws for the State’s Private Sector Employers

Experts are predicting a 95% chance of heavier-than-usual seasonal rainfall this year in Southern California based on the phenomenon known as “El Niño.”  Did the California Legislature and its Governor produce a comparable...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

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

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 California’s mandatory paid sick leave law (Healthy Workplaces,...more

California Amends Its Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Law

As previously reported, California’s Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014 (California’s Sick Leave Law) took full effect on July 1, 2015, although some provisions were effective as of January 1, 2015. The new law...more

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