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Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employers When Implementing Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Parental Leave Policies: Are Yours Gender-Neutral?

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, a JP Morgan employee filed a complaint with the EEOC challenging JP Morgan’s parental leave policy. JP Morgan provides up to sixteen weeks of paid parental leave for the “primary caregiver” of a child, and up to...more

Paid Leave Wars: The Battles Intensify

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Mandatory paid leave is making some employers sick. With no national standard, states and cities are rolling out paid leave mandates at a dizzying pace. This presents daunting compliance challenges for employers with...more

New York's New Paid Family Leave Law: FAQs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the “NYPFL Law”), the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation, goes into effect January 1, 2018. Starting on that date, employees will be eligible for up to eight...more

Paid Sick Leave Laws – City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois

by Bryan Cave on

The City of Chicago and Cook County have each passed “Paid Sick Leave” ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Employers with employees in Chicago (but not other parts of Cook County) need only comply with the City of...more

The Layers Of The Paid Sick Leave Law In Montgomery County, Maryland

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave law became effective. This law allows all employees, with few exceptions, that work in Montgomery County, Maryland, to accrue paid and/or unpaid sick and...more

Arizona Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Update: Can We Use Our Old PTO System?

by Bryan Cave on

As Arizona employers prepare for the imminent July 1 effective date of Arizona’s first mandatory paid sick time law (The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”)), one of the questions that we get most frequently is,...more

Paid Family Leave May Be Expanding In New Jersey Under Proposed Legislation

by Cole Schotz on

Last week, a bill was advanced by the State’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee to the Senate for discussion and vote. If passed, the new bill will increase the benefits and protections currently afforded under the...more

2017-2018 Legislative Session: Wage Theft and Other Employment Issues

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate legislation this session with substantial implications for employers in the Commonwealth. Bills aimed at preventing wage theft by employers, establishing a paid family and medical...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 2017

by Burr & Forman on

Given the prevalence of social media in our online culture, employers are forced to navigate the ever changing landscape of issues presented by the social media usage of their employees. Please see full E-Note below for...more

Arizona's Paid Sick Day Requirements - Effective July 1, 2017

by Dickinson Wright on

As you may be aware, Arizona’s new paid sick time law goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Under the new law A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375 (“Statute”), all employees, including full-time, part-time, exempt and non-exempt, are...more

In Honor Of Father’s Day, A Look At Paid Parental Leave

Happy Father’s Day to all of our readers who are dads, who have dads, or who love one or more dads. As most of our readers know, there has been a movement — for which most of the credit goes to Ivanka Trump — to get some...more

Why Current PTO Policies Are Not Enough To Comply With Arizona Prop 206

by Jaburg Wilk on

On May 23, 2017, the Arizona Industrial Commission issued a new FAQ concerning Arizona’s new paid sick time law (the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act). The new FAQ attempts to address many of the issues that were not...more

White House Proposes Paid Family Leave Plan

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

The proposed budget released by the White House in May includes a plan to provide new parents with up to six weeks of paid leave to bond with a new child. Obviously the plan is far from becoming law; implementing such a plan...more

Employment News - June 2017 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Keep it for later – European Court's Advocate General issues Opinion that the right to paid leave can be carried over if employer has not offered it - According to the preliminary Opinion of the European Court in The Sash...more

Trump's Parental Leave Plan: How to Plan for the Plan

by Baker Donelson on

The White House released its 2018 budget plan in late May and amid various cuts and increases to existing agencies, paid parental leave is included as part of the plan. Other than in the handful of states with mandatory leave...more

Will Maryland Employers Be Required to Provide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave?

by Baker Donelson on

State and local jurisdictions across the country continue to enact mandatory paid sick leave laws that create administrative and compliance challenges for employers. At least seven states, the District of Columbia and...more

Cook County, Illinois Publishes Final Rules for Sick Leave Ordinance: Employers, Are You Ready?

by Littler on

On July 1, 2017, the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance goes into effect. The Ordinance (at the time of this writing) provides certain employees in approximately 2/3 of the Cook County’s municipalities with paid sick...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXII: Cook County Releases Final Sick Leave Rules and Model Notice

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance is one of several paid sick leave laws going into effect on July 1, 2017. In advance of the effective date, Cook County recently published its final paid sick...more

WPI Insider Briefing: What Will the Second Hundred Days of the Trump Administration Hold?

by Littler on

From the workplace policy perspective, much of the focus of the first 100 days of the Trump administration was on confirming a new Secretary of Labor and reversing the Obama administration’s labor and employment agenda....more

Chicago Issues Draft Regulations for Its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: How Do They Differ from the Cook County Earned Sick Leave...

by Clark Hill PLC on

On June 16, 2016, Chicago passed its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the "Chicago Ordinance"), which requires every employer that maintains a business within Chicago and/or is subject to Chicago license requirements - except those...more

Sick of It Yet? The DLSE Issued New Paid Sick Leave FAQs

Paid sick leave remains an epidemic that won’t quit. Since California enacted the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Cal. Lab. Code § 245, et seq.) (“California Paid Sick Leave”), paid sick leave laws have...more

Minneapolis And Saint Paul Sick And Safe Leave Ordinances Effective July 1

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance and the Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2017, as scheduled. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the state...more

Chicago Employers Have Until June 16 to Weigh In On Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regs

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective July 1, 2017, Chicago and Cook County will join a growing contingent of localities that require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Here’s what employers need to understand now to avoid being caught off...more

A Tale of Two Cities: The Demise of Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and the Durability of Philadelphia’s

Back in 2015, Pittsburgh enacted a paid sick leave ordinance, following a trend among cities throughout the country. Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance required employers with fifteen employees or more to provide up to...more

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