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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

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

by Fisher Phillips on

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

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

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

by Baker Donelson on

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?

by Littler on

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

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

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

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