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New York State Releases Paid Family Leave Certification Forms

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) has just released the long-awaited Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) forms. There is a general application form (PFL-1), as well as various certification forms depending on the...more

New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law To Include Safe Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council...more

New York Paid Family Leave Law – A Comprehensive Breakdown for Employers

Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York employers will have to provide paid family leave to their employees. With less than 3 months to go, the law is already in effect in many ways and employers are strongly urged to take...more

Employment Law This Week®: Extended Leave Not Covered Under ADA, Wellness Program Regulations, Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations,...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Rhode Island has joined the growing list of states and municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, signed by Governor Gina Raimondo, employers with at least...more

New York State Releases Waiver and Voluntary Coverage Forms

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board recently released three key forms associated with Paid Family Leave (“PFL”): 1. PFL-Waiver: “Employee Opt-Out of Paid Family Leave Benefits”...more

Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave Law Lacks Clarity on Several Key Issues

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

After many revisions, the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”) was signed into law last week. The basics are as follows...more

On the Rhode Again: Paid Sick Leave Drought Ends with New Rhode Island Law

by Littler on

After a nine-month drought in 2017, a new paid sick and safe leave law has been enacted in Rhode Island. Upon coming back into session in September, state legislators swiftly returned to advancing their identical paid leave...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXVI: Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, but ruled that it cannot be enforced against nonresident employers. Barring reversal on appeal to the...more

A Chart Summarizing CA’s State And Local Paid Sick Leave Rules

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Tyreen Torner has just updated this CA State & Local PSL Chart. It summarizes the Paid Sick Leave laws for California and the eight cities that have their own rules (LA, SF, San Diego, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Monica, and...more

What Does the EEOC’s Lawsuit Against Estee Lauder Mean for Parental Leave Policies?

Last month, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Estee Lauder in a Pennsylvania federal court alleging that Estee Lauder’s parental leave policy discriminates against employees on the basis of gender by providing unequal benefits...more

European Labour & Employment Update - September 2017

by Jones Day on

In this edition, we report from around Europe on some interesting case law developments that affect the way employers manage their employees. The range of issues covered shows that, despite the breadth of directives issued by...more

Is Pawternity Leave The Next New Trend?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There are few things I love more in life other than dogs and beer. So when I saw this article I was delighted! A beer company, called BrewDog, has decided to pay its employees a week of new puppy leave dubbed “pawternity” or...more

Rhode Island Employees May Soon Be Entitled to Paid Sick Time

On September 19, 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill that would require, with limited exception, all Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide their employees with paid sick time. The...more

If Pain, Yes Gain – Part XXXV: Rhode Island Legislature Approves Statewide Paid Sick Time Bill

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After Rhode Island’s legislative efforts to pass a statewide paid sick time bill stalled in the Spring, the bill was resuscitated by state lawmakers Tuesday evening. Rhode Island is now poised to become the...more

Another Case of Paid Sick Leave: BERKELEY Symptoms Begin Soon

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 1, 2017, after more than a year of waiting, the Berkeley, CA paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect. The ordinance provides extraordinarily generous paid sick leave benefits to employees...more

Washington Employers: Prepare To Face New Workplace Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

The past year has brought multiple new workplace laws that will require employers in Washington to change several key policies and procedures. Below is an update that provides a general overview to help you prepare for these...more

Minnesota Court of Appeals Declines to Block Minneapolis Sick-Time Ordinance

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Minneapolis (“City”) may continue to enforce its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (“Ordinance”) against employers that reside within city limits while a lawsuit...more

Global Employment Law Update - September 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Family benefits and discrimination - In this edition of our Global Employment Law Update we look at the provision of different types of maternity, paternity and family leave across the jurisdictions, highlighting areas...more

Is Going on Holiday Going Away? UK/EU Employers Confront Challenges Posed by Employees Who Don’t Take Their Vacations

by Vedder Price on

While many US employers struggle to make sense of the patchwork of state and local sick leave laws, European Union (EU) employers face a different set of challenges involving mandatory vacation entitlements. In the EU, the...more

BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Late this morning, the proposed bill implementing the state’s budget (a so-called “budget implementer”) was finally released. And like years past, the bill contains some nuggets that are seemingly unrelated to a budget....more

San Francisco Encourages Worker Empowerment with New Gig Economy Guidance

by Fisher Phillips on

When it comes to passing new laws designed to protect workers, San Francisco is one of the busiest municipalities in the country. In recent years, the City has passed ordinances addressing paid sick leave, lactation in the...more

Winter Is Coming: Paid Family Leave Arrives in New York State

While New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the PFL) becomes effective as we ring in the new year on Jan. 1, 2018, employers should spend the remainder of 2017 scrambling to determine how to minimize its disruptive...more

New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Deadline for Employers to Apply for Approval as a Self-Insured Employer Rapidly...

by Littler on

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law requires all employers covered by the New York Workers’ Compensation Law to provide coverage for paid family leave (PFL) benefits for their employees on or before January 1, 2018....more

Internal Revenue Service Provides Helpful Relief to Hurricane Victims

Announcement 2017-11 (Announcement) provides that a tax-qualified employer retirement plan may treat a distribution to a current or former employee covered by the Announcement as on account of hardship or an unforeseeable...more

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