Paid Leave

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Oregon Enacts State-Wide Paid Employee Sick Leave Which (Mostly) Replaces Local Ordinances in Portland and Eugene

Governor Kate Brown signed into law the new Oregon Paid Sick Leave (“OPSL”) law enacted by the Legislature on June 12. The new law becomes effective January 1, 2016. Oregon is the fourth state to enact a state-wide paid sick...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

Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave: New Regulations

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently released final regulations clarifying the Earned Sick Time law, a ballot initiative that passed in November 2014 guaranteeing employees paid sick leave. As discussed in our previous...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

Massachusetts Issues Final Earned Sick Time Regulations—Law Becomes Effective July 1, 2015

On June 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office filed its final regulations (“Final Regulations”) to implement the Commonwealth’s Earned Sick Time law, which was enacted through a ballot vote in November 2014....more

Compliance Deadline Reminder: New California Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1

California's new sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), goes into effect July 1, 2015. Some of the key provisions of the law include: The law applies to any employee who works 30...more

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1st

The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which requires nearly all Massachusetts employers to provide earned sick time to employees, goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Unless they qualify for the limited safe harbor provision...more

Oregon Becomes the Fourth State with a Paid Sick Leave Law

Oregon recently passed a new law that will require most employers with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick time. Oregon is the fourth state to adopt a paid sick leave law, following Connecticut, California, and...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - June 2015

Employer’s Motive, Not Confirmed Knowledge Of Accommodation Need, Is Basis Of Religious Accommodation Violation - Federal anti-discrimination laws (“Title VII”) prohibit an employer from refusing to hire a candidate to...more

Office of the Attorney General Issues Final Regulations on the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

On June 19, 2015, the Office of the Attorney General issued final regulations relating to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law, which takes effect on July 1, 2015. The law requires all employers to provide up to 40 hours of...more

Oregon's New Paid Sick Leave Law: An Overview

On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires Oregon...more

New Regulations Provide Needed Answers to Employers’ Questions Concerning the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

On June 19, 2015, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued long awaited regulations concerning the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law. The ESTL was enacted by a ballot initiative on November 4, 2014. The basic rule...more

Client Bulletin: Update on New Sick Leave Law

Employers are scrambling to comply with the notice and leave requirements of the new California sick leave law. This law applies to employers of all sizes, from those who employ individuals in their homes to companies that...more

Attorney General’s Office Issues Final Regulations on Massachusetts Sick Time Law

On June 19th, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) issued final regulations for the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which goes into effect next week on July 1, 2015. The final regulations differ in material...more

California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1

As of July 1, 2015, any employer with employees in California must comply with the state’s new Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522). Below is a brief summary of what this change will mean to employers...more

Hot Off the Press – Massachusetts Attorney General Publishes Final Regulations on Earned Sick Time

On Friday afternoon, the Massachusetts Attorney General issued the final Earned Sick Time Regulations. There are a number of changes from the proposed Regulations, most of which we highlight below. As previously reported,...more

Be Alert Middle East: New Saudi Labour Law

The amendments to the Saudi Labour (Royal Decree No. M/46 of 05/06/1436) were published in the official gazette No. 4563 dated 24 April 2015. It has been announced by the Ministry of Labour that these will be implemented six...more

California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1

As of July 1, 2015, any employer with employees in California must comply with the state’s new Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522). Below is a brief summary of what this change will mean to employers...more

California and Massachusetts Employers—Mark Your Calendars for July 1

On July 1, employers in California and Massachusetts (with few exceptions) must begin providing paid sick leave to their employees. California and Massachusetts will be joining Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New York...more

Union Contracts to the Rescue? Really?

We have previously alerted readers to the growing number of cities and states that have enacted paid sick leave laws, and the need to ensure employers that operate in these jurisdictions comply. However, so far, little...more

Alert: Act Now: Massachusetts Mandatory Sick Leave Is Coming Soon

As we previously reported, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure that will allow Massachusetts employees to earn and use sick time under certain conditions. Under the new Earned Sick Time law, employees who work for...more

Massachusetts Sick Leave Notice to Employees

As we have previously indicated, the Massachusetts Sick Leave law will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The Attorney General’s office recently published a safe harbor provision for employers who currently have a sick leave...more

Attorney General Clarifies Safe Harbor Under Earned Sick Time Law

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Office of the Attorney General issued additional guidance clarifying the “safe harbor” to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time (“EST”) law it announced on May 18, 2015. Specifically, the new...more

California Paid Sick Leave Law Compliance Checklist

Beginning on July 1, 2015, most California employers are required to offer nearly all of their employees paid sick time under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (“Act”), codified at California Labor Code sections...more

Massachusetts Mandates Paid Leave

Massachusetts Mandates Paid Leave - Please see Alert below...more

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