Earned Sick Time

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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

Amendments to California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

As California employers, and those non-California employers with employees in California, know by now, as of July 1, 2015, such employers were required to provide paid sick leave to any employee who works 30 days or more...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

MA Issues Regulations on Earned Sick Time for Student Workers and Faculty - Attorney General's Office Releases Final Regulations...

The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (M.G.L. ch. 149, §148C), takes effect today, July 1, 2015. In broad terms, the law obligates covered Massachusetts employers to provide certain paid sick leave benefits to covered...more

Attorney General Provides Final Regulations for MA Earned Sick Time Law

New Regulations Offer Guidance to Employers to Ensure Sick Time Policies Comply with the Law - The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office released final regulations concerning the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law...more

More Headaches: Emeryville Enacts Paid Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Ordinance

Emeryville will join San Francisco, Oakland and other cities across the nation that have enacted paid sick leave ordinances. On June 2, 2015, the city of Emeryville adopted its Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance which...more

Montgomery County, Maryland Passes Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill

On June 24, 2015, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council unanimously approved the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill, which goes into effect on October 1, 2016, provides paid sick leave to all employees...more

Employment Law - June 2015 #2

Joint Employers Can Be Liable for Employee Misclassification in California: Why it matters - Liability under the California Labor Code extends to joint employers that are aware of a willful misclassification of an...more

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