On May 8, 2013, the New York City Council approved a legislative amendment that would create a statutory entitlement to sick time for employees working in New York City. The amendment, entitled the "Earned Sick Time Act"...more
On May 8, 2013, the New York City Council, by a 45-3 vote, passed the New York City Earned Sick Time Act which will require employers with 20 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to their employees (the “Sick Leave...more
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. That is what the New York City Council (the Council) has done since 2009. And after four years, the result is a controversial sick leave law, the Earned Sick Time Act (the...more
Portland has become just the fourth U.S. city to require that employers provide sick leave. The Portland ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2014. Following is a brief summary of the ordinance. As the effective date...more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles an employee with a serious health condition to 12 workweeks of job-protected leave during any 12-month period. The employee may sue if the employer interferes with the...more
With Democrats fully in control of both legislative houses and the governorship of a union-friendly state for the first time in more than a decade, two new laws have been enacted that place Connecticut at the leading edge of...more
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