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Newark Follows Jersey City with Sick Leave Law

On January 29, 2014, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey signed into law an Ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, effective May 29, 2014, or, for employees who are covered by a collective...more

Newark Follows Jersey City to Enact Paid Sick Time Law

On January 29, 2014, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey signed into law an ordinance that requires private employers to provide paid sick time to employees. With this new law, Newark joins Jersey City, which enacted an...more

New Laws and New Year Compliance Obligations in New York & New Jersey

Happy New Year! As you move past the holidays and focus on 2014, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the new laws taking effect at the beginning of this year and your annual beginning of the year...more

NJ Requires Many Notifications to Employees in 2014

As New Jersey employers ring in the new year, they should be mindful of the New Jersey Department of Labor’s notice distribution requirements. The DOL publishes several important notices which, in addition to posting in the...more

Top 25 FAQs Employers May Have About Implementing the New Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in 2014

In March 2013, the Portland City Council passed the new Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance requiring all but the smallest employers to provide paid sick leave (“PSL”) for employees who work within city limits. On November 1,...more

Act Now Advisory: New York City Paid Sick Time Law Will Likely Become Effective

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

New York City Council Passes Act Requiring Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

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

Are You Feeling Sick? New York City Passes a New Sick Leave Law

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 Adopts Mandatory Sick Leave Law

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

Healthcare Update, No. 1, February 2013: You Know It When You See It: Company "On Notice" Of Employee's Need For FMLA Leave

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

Connecticut Mandates Paid Sick Leave and Bars Pre-Employment Credit Checks

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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