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Arizona Now Requires Paid Time Off and a Higher Minimum Wage

Arizona voters recently passed AZ Prop 206 – the Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act – by a significant margin. Prop 206 increases the minimum wage in Arizona to: - $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2017 - $10.50 per hour on...more

Arizona's New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Law

11/29/2016 On November 8, 2016, the voters in Arizona passed the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206. The paid sick time component of the law will go into effect July 1, 2017, while...more

What Employers Need to Know NOW About Washington State’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

Elections matter for employers in Washington. Although the November election results have not yet been certified, Washington voters appear to have passed Initiative 1433, the ballot measure requiring paid sick leave and...more

Employment-Related Election Results

On Election Day, November 8, employment-related initiatives were voted on and passed by voters in a number of states. Minimum Wage - Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington approved ballot measures to...more

Predicting the Unpredictable - Labor and Employment Law Under President-Elect Trump

It’s been almost two weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and information has been starting to emerge about his potential administration and policies. This week, HR Legalist examines some of the potential...more

Election Day 2016: New State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

Although much of the public’s attention since the Presidential election has been focused on the potential changes that may take place under the Trump administration, for employers there were many other important issues on...more

DOL Issues New Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

Beginning January 1, 2017, federal contractors and subcontractors may have to start providing up to 56 hours - the equivalent of seven working days - of paid sick leave per year to their employees who are working on federal...more

2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave — Part II

Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, on November 8, 2016, residents in Washington and Arizona voted on and passed the nation’s sixth and seventh statewide mandatory paid sick leave laws. The 2016 election will go down as one...more

Sick Leave Laws Expanded in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois

Three new leave laws in Illinois provide more paid and unpaid leave for employees, but they also impose new obligations on employers. On June 22, 2016, Chicago enacted an ordinance that, when it goes into effect on...more

Court of Appeal Gives California Employers a Break – but Not a Full Vacation – from PTO Reporting Requirements

Your employees may spend their time daydreaming about how to spend the vacation hours they accumulate each pay period – and in California, they are entitled to be paid out upon termination for any accrued, unused vacation...more

Dissecting New Sick Leave Laws in Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago

Last month, Cook County passed an ordinance requiring employers in the County to provide eligible employees with certain paid sick leave benefits. The ordinance largely mirrors a recent amendment to the Chicago Minimum Wage...more

Sick of Wondering: Guidance on Sick Pay for Commissioned Employees

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Office of the California Labor Commissioner (aka the DLSE) recently issued an opinion letter explaining how employers should calculate sick pay for commissioned employees. Somewhat surprisingly, the...more

Washington’s New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Become Law With Fast-Approaching Effective Dates

With all of the votes counted, Initiative 1433, which will raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave throughout Washington, has passed by a fairly wide margin. The first substantial increase in the minimum wage...more

Arizona’s Proposition 206 Addressing Paid Sick Leave Was Approved by Voters

Tuesday evening, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 by a wide margin. My colleague, John Lomax, has provided a helpful summary of the new law affecting paid sick leave. The proposition will raise the minimum raise...more

Labor and Employment Law in a Trump Administration

How will employers fare under a Trump Administration? We’ve asked for comment from the thought leaders and heads of the practice areas that are likely to be affected the most. Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance Will...more

Will President-Elect Trump Take Some Pressure Off Federal Contractors?

For the past eight years, as President Obama was unable to push much of his legislative agenda through Congress, federal contractors have faced an onslaught of increasing regulatory burdens and an aggressive enforcement...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVI: 2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states—Washington and Arizona—are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the 2016...more

California Labor Commissioner’s Opinion on Calculating Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees

On October 11, 2016, the California Department of Industrial Relations (“Labor Commissioner”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the method of calculation for paid sick leave under Labor Code section 246 (the “Healthy...more

2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states — Washington and Arizona — are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the...more

[Webinar] 2016 OFCCP Developments: What Federal Contractors Need to Know for 2017 - November 16th, 1:00p.m. EST

OFCCP continued with its regulatory reform agenda in 2016 issuing the anticipated Paid Sick Leave and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (Blacklisting) final rules, and implementing the sex discrimination guidelines and pay...more

Cook County Passes Paid Sick Leave

Paid sick leave will be coming to a suburb near you beginning July 1, 2017. On October 5, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners adopted a paid sick leave ordinance that mirrors the Chicago Ordinance passed earlier...more

Illinois Employees Hit the Sick Leave Trifecta: Important Changes to Take Effect in 2017

Three recently enacted laws expanding sick leave benefits within the state of Illinois will soon impact employers with operations in Illinois: the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (effective in January of 2017); the Chicago...more

Cook County, Illinois Becomes First in the Midwest to Mandate Countywide Paid Sick Leave

On October 5, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). Notably, Cook County, Illinois encompasses the City of Chicago, which passed its own paid sick...more

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the Final Rule Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The Final Rule requires some federal contractors and subcontractors to provide up to...more

Cook County Ordinance Expands Reach of Paid Sick Leave

On October 5, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners enacted an ordinance that will require employers throughout Cook County, Illinois to provide paid sick leave to employees (the “Cook County Ordinance”). The Cook...more

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