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Employers Cannot Be Mandated to Provide Paid Sick Leave in Carolinas

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The issue of paid time off for employees remains a debated issue throughout the nation. Currently, there is no federal law mandating private employers provide paid time off for employees. While many states and cities have...more

Get a Handle on Changing Leave Laws

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Picking up work across states can be challenging for any employer, particularly with respect to employment law, and it's not getting any easier. Recently, a number of states and localities are proposing and passing sick and...more

South Carolina Prevents Local Municipalities From Passing Paid Leave Requirements

Governor Henry McMaster recently signed a law that prevents political subdivisions in South Carolina from requiring private employers to provide employee benefits such as paid sick leave, paid vacation, and paid holidays....more

Maryland General Assembly Sends Paid Sick Leave Law To Governor

On April 5, 2017, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) which, if approved by Governor Larry Hogan, would require employers with 15 or more employees to provide their...more

Reviews of Workplace Legislation Underway in Alberta

by Field Law on

In Alberta, the Employment Standards Code establishes the minimum standards for employment relationships. Relatedly, the Labour Relations Code governs the relationships between unions and management....more

Eight Questions about Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Prop 206: Paid Sick Time Off is Now Required of Arizona Employers - Prop 206 was recently upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court. Not only does Prop 206 increase Arizona’s minimum wage to $10 per hour but also requires...more

D.C. Universal Paid Family Leave Law Now In Effect

On April 7, 2017, the D.C. Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (the “Act”) (L21-0264) took effect as Congress’s 30 legislative day clock to overturn the Act via a joint resolution expired. As we have previously...more

New York Joins Growing Lists of States to Guarantee Paid Leave

by Cole Schotz on

Beginning next year, New York will become the fourth state in America to guarantee paid family leave for private sector employees. On January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program (the “Program”) will take...more

What Employers Need to Know About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Requirements

In November 2016, Arizonans passed Proposition 206. This proposition, entitled the “Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act,” not only increased the state’s minimum wage, but also created new requirements regarding paid sick time...more

States (and Cities) Rush In Where Congress Fears to Tread

Some manufacturers may interpret the “Epic Fail” of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act as a sign of stability in the labor and employment landscape. After all, one thing which the new Administration and Congressional...more

Illinois Catches The Paid Sick Leave Bill Bug

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois General Assembly will consider the proposed Healthy Workplace Act which, if passed into law, will require most Illinois employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees....more

Are You Coming In Today? An FMLA Intermittent Leave Toolkit

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Intermittent leave continues to present some of the most exasperating FMLA issues. In March, the San Diego-based Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) issued a white paper showing the findings of its annual 2016...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/3-4/7

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Iowa Governor Signs Labor Bill, Stops Polk County Minimum Wage Before it Starts

by Messner Reeves LLP on

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a labor bill yesterday that preempts local minimum wage ordinances, including the one in Polk County that was scheduled to increase the local minimum wage on April 1, 2017. The bill (HF 295)...more

These Foolish Things – The Oddest Employment Issues of the Past Year

by Littler on

Even outside the Capital Beltway, this has been a strange year. Those of us who handle labor and employment issues everyday often think we’ve seen it all—only to be proven wrong time and again. As April Fools’ Day approaches,...more

City of Los Angeles Updates Paid Sick Leave Rules and FAQs

by Littler on

On March 14, 2017, with little to no fanfare, the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards (OWS) revised its rules implementing the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), which includes mandatory paid sick leave requirements. OWS...more

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Prop 206: Sick Leave Policies Impacted

by Bryan Cave on

On March 14, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge by an employer-backed group to Proposition 206. Yes, this means there is no further question about the $10/hour minimum wage. Most companies have...more

New York Paid Family Leave Rules Announced: Delivery Date January 1, 2018

On February 22, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (the “Board”) released proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”)i establishing the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers, and insurance carriers...more

New York Proposes Regulations on New Paid Family Leave Law

by Littler on

Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”). This law will provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave, to be funded through a payroll tax on...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVII: Maryland Close to Catching Paid Sick Leave Bug

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After several years of failed legislative attempts to pass a statewide paid sick leave law, Maryland is nearing the finish line following the state Senate’s approval of the Maryland Healthy Working Families...more

Arizona’s Voter-Approved Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Law Constitutional, State High Court Affirms

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a much-anticipated decision, the Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to uphold Proposition 206, the November 2016 ballot initiative that increases the Arizona minimum wage and requires employers in the state to...more

Is Paid Family Leave In Employers’ Future?

Employers get ready. Paid family leave is coming. The latest move comes from Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R), who granted paid parental leave to all state executive branch employees by executive order on March 13, 2017....more

Increased Benefits Proposed For New Jersey Paid Family Leave Insurance

New Jersey is one of five states which provide for paid family leave. Under New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance law, eligible employees can take up to six weeks of leave to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child or...more

D.C. Universal Paid Family Leave Bill Submitted To Congress, But Changes Are Still Possible

The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (the “Act”) has been submitted to Congress for a 30-legislative-day period of review. Presuming that the Act does not get overturned by Congress and the President, it is...more

The Prop 206 Saga Continues: Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Constitutional Challenge

Last December, I wrote about a lawsuit before the Arizona Supreme Court challenging Proposition 206, the minimum wage and paid sick time referendum that instantly raised the Arizona minimum wage to $10 per hour and created a...more

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