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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

The Labor Commissioner Says Three Days of Paid Sick Leave Means 30 Hours for Some Employees

The Labor Commissioner's office has issued yet another interpretation of California's new Paid Sick Leave law applicable to employers who have elected to use the "no accrual and no carry over" system. In response to an...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

Urgency Legislation Clarifies California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

As discussed in our prior article, the recently enacted Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires employers to provide paid sick leave to California employees who work in California for 30 or more days within...more

4 Things You Need to Know About the Earned Sick Time Law

Earlier this year, in Mandatory Paid Sick Leave — What In-House Counsel and Employers Need to Know, I previewed some of the requirements of the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law. Final regulations were issued by the Attorney...more

Here We Go Again: Legislature Takes Another Pass At Paid Sick Leave Law

Earlier this week, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 304, which provides a number of important amendments to the state’s recently enacted paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (the...more

Amendments to California Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Immediately

On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 304. The legislation is intended to clarify and facilitate compliance with certain provisions of California’s paid sick leave law, known as the Healthy...more

California Liberalizes Mandatory Sick Leave Law

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation immediately amending the California Sick Leave Law, clarifying some provisions which had caused confusion and heartburn for employers. The changes are as follows...more

Last-Minute Amendments to California’s Sick Leave Law

Employers should review the amendments, which address some of the challenges for implementing the sick leave law that took effect July 1. After extensive legislative negotiation, the California State Legislature passed...more

Client Alert: New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

In November 2014, Massachusetts voters went to the polls and passed a law requiring all employers to allow employees to earn at least one (1) hour of sick time for every thirty (30) hours worked, up to forty (40) hours per...more

Maryland’s Montgomery County Is the Latest Jurisdiction to Require Paid Sick and Safe Leave

On July 2, 2015, Montgomery County, Maryland, became the latest jurisdiction to mandate paid sick and safe leave (“Sick Leave”). The “Earned Sick and Safe Leave” law, Bill No. 60-14 (“Act”), requires all employers operating...more

Montgomery County, Maryland Passes Mandatory Sick Leave Law

The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act, which becomes effective on October 16, 2016, requires certain Montgomery County employers with one or more employees within the county to provide paid sick leave. On June 24,...more

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1 Attorney General Issues Final, Relatively Employer-Friendly Regulations

As we reported in a previous alert, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect on July 1, 2015, with significant consequences for most employers with Massachusetts-based employees. In summary, the new law entitles...more

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