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Earned Sick Time

Why Current PTO Policies Are Not Enough To Comply With Arizona Prop 206

by Jaburg Wilk on

On May 23, 2017, the Arizona Industrial Commission issued a new FAQ concerning Arizona’s new paid sick time law (the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act). The new FAQ attempts to address many of the issues that were not...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXII: Cook County Releases Final Sick Leave Rules and Model Notice

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance is one of several paid sick leave laws going into effect on July 1, 2017. In advance of the effective date, Cook County recently published its final paid sick...more

Get Ready: An Update on the Cook County and Chicago Paid Sick Leave Laws

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights has issued its final regulations for the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The final regulations, which contain substantial changes from the draft regulations, can be found on...more

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law: New Guidance from the Industrial Commission

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Industrial Commission of Arizona issued new guidance clarifying how it intends to enforce many provisions of Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. As stated in our prior Legal Alert,...more

Arizona’s New Sick Pay Requirements: Are You Ready?

by Perkins Coie on

In November 2016, Arizona voters approved the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the Act) which included provisions on paid sick leave. Beginning on July 1, 2017, virtually all Arizona employees will be entitled to accrue...more

Paid Sick Leave in Maryland Passes

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

After several attempts at passage in previous legislative sessions, the Maryland General Assembly has passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1 (SB230)) and will send it to the Governor whose own version of a bill...more

New Georgia Law Expands Use of Paid Sick Leave

by King & Spalding on

Effective July 1, 2017, Georgia employers with more than 25 employees will be required to allow eligible employees to use up to five days of paid sick leave each calendar year to care for immediate family members, including...more

Answers to Seven Complicated Questions About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Previously, we addressed eight common questions that employers have about Arizona’s new paid sick time (“PST”) law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. As the law is complex, we are answering seven of the more difficult,...more

Georgia’s New Sick Leave Law Appears To Be More Bark Than Bite

by Fisher Phillips on

Many workers in Georgia who receive sick leave from their employers will soon be entitled to use such leave to care for family members, thanks to a new law signed into effect by Governor Nathan Deal last week. The new law...more

Just Like the Flu, Paid Sick Leave Laws Don’t Seem to Want to Go Away

by Snell & Wilmer on

The momentum on paid sick leave laws has not slowed down and states, counties and cities across the United States – and even the federal government – are continuing to propose and implement mandatory paid sick leave laws. So...more

Employers Cannot Be Mandated to Provide Paid Sick Leave in Carolinas

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The issue of paid time off for employees remains a debated issue throughout the nation. Currently, there is no federal law mandating private employers provide paid time off for employees. While many states and cities have...more

Open for Comment: Cook County Commission on Human Rights Issues Draft Regulations on Earned Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 10, 2017, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights posted draft regulations for the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The Cook County ordinance was passed on October 5, 2016, and will take effect on July 1,...more

Maryland General Assembly Sends Paid Sick Leave Law To Governor

On April 5, 2017, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) which, if approved by Governor Larry Hogan, would require employers with 15 or more employees to provide their...more

Eight Questions about Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Prop 206: Paid Sick Time Off is Now Required of Arizona Employers - Prop 206 was recently upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court. Not only does Prop 206 increase Arizona’s minimum wage to $10 per hour but also requires...more

Dispelling the 10 Biggest Wage and Hour Myths – Part I   

On what seems like a daily basis, I receive a phone call from a client or prospective client who is confused about some aspect of wage and hour law. Myths and urban legends abound in this area of the law. Passed on from...more

The Saga Continues: Recent Opt-Outs and Other Developments Relating to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Act, Illinois Employee...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Village of Rosemont and the City of Oak Forest have become the latest suburban Cook County municipalities to join the Village of Barrington in opting out of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. (They both passed...more

New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws for Washington Employers

by Littler on

November 2016 was a dynamic month for laws relating to Washington State workers.  At the state level, Washington voters approved Initiative Measure No. 1433 (“the Law”), which provides incremental increases of the state...more

New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206

by Snell & Wilmer on

Yesterday, the Industrial Commission of Arizona released informal guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions,” which provides additional information to assist with understanding Proposition 206 in Arizona (the Fair...more

Arizona Now Requires Paid Time Off and a Higher Minimum Wage

by Jaburg Wilk on

Arizona voters recently passed AZ Prop 206 – the Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act – by a significant margin. Prop 206 increases the minimum wage in Arizona to: - $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2017 - $10.50 per hour on...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVI: 2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states—Washington and Arizona—are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the 2016...more

2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states — Washington and Arizona — are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the...more

Cook County Passes Paid Sick Leave

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Paid sick leave will be coming to a suburb near you beginning July 1, 2017. On October 5, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners adopted a paid sick leave ordinance that mirrors the Chicago Ordinance passed earlier...more

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

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