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Rhode Island Employees May Soon Be Entitled to Paid Sick Time

On September 19, 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill that would require, with limited exception, all Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide their employees with paid sick time. The...more

If Pain, Yes Gain – Part XXXV: Rhode Island Legislature Approves Statewide Paid Sick Time Bill

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After Rhode Island’s legislative efforts to pass a statewide paid sick time bill stalled in the Spring, the bill was resuscitated by state lawmakers Tuesday evening. Rhode Island is now poised to become the...more

Another Case of Paid Sick Leave: BERKELEY Symptoms Begin Soon

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 1, 2017, after more than a year of waiting, the Berkeley, CA paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect. The ordinance provides extraordinarily generous paid sick leave benefits to employees...more

Washington Employers: Prepare To Face New Workplace Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

The past year has brought multiple new workplace laws that will require employers in Washington to change several key policies and procedures. Below is an update that provides a general overview to help you prepare for these...more

Minnesota Court of Appeals Declines to Block Minneapolis Sick-Time Ordinance

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Minneapolis (“City”) may continue to enforce its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (“Ordinance”) against employers that reside within city limits while a lawsuit...more

BREAKING: Budget Implementer Bill Contains Big Proposed FMLA Changes for Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Late this morning, the proposed bill implementing the state’s budget (a so-called “budget implementer”) was finally released. And like years past, the bill contains some nuggets that are seemingly unrelated to a budget....more

IRS Allows Employees to Donate the Value of PTO for Hurricane Harvey Victims

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The IRS has announced a program that allows employees to donate the value of their vacation, sick time, or other paid time off (“PTO”) for the relief of victims of Hurricane or Tropical Storm Harvey. ...more

Total Eclipse of … Liability?

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

We don’t mean to darken anyone’s day—we want our clients and their employees to join in on the 2017 eclipse festivities as much as everyone else—but we need to alert you as to some issues and suggest some precautions for...more

Why The Chicago And Cook County Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinances May Apply To Your Organization

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Paid-sick-leave ordinances (PSLOs) became effective in the City of Chicago and Cook County on July 1, 2017. The PSLOs require employers to grant paid sick leave to employees on terms more generous than what most employers...more

Emeryville, California Adopts Rules Implementing Its Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Hospitality Service Charge Ordinance

by Littler on

A little over two years after Emeryville, California’s Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance took effect on July 2, 2015, the City Manager adopted implementing regulations. In many respects,...more

Compliance with Executive Order 13706 – Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Executive Order (“EO”) 13076, signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, established paid sick leave for federal contractors. Specifically, this EO requires certain parties that contract with the Federal...more

DOL Introduces Dual Fringe Rates for SCA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its annual adjustment for the SCA Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits rate for all wage determinations issued on or after August 1, 2017. While DOL typically adjusts this...more

Increase In 2017 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate; Lower Rate For Contracts Covered By Federal Paid Sick Leave EO

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum with the rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.41 per hour (up from the 2015-2016 rate of...more

San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As if high rent and California’s peculiar laws were not enough to worry about, San Francisco employers must also comply with City-specific ordinances. Trailblazing City requirements often exceed state laws...more

Implementing A Service Contract Act Compliant Paid Leave Policy

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Administering a paid leave policy that works for your entire workforce and is Service Contract Act compliant is challenging in and of itself. Add to this complexity, a growing number of states and localities that are passing...more

10 Employer Considerations in Light of Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Littler on

On July 1, 2017, all Arizona employees became eligible to begin accruing “Paid Sick Time” benefits under the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (“the Act”). For several months following the law’s enactment on November 8,...more

Oregon Clarifies Paid Sick Leave Law

by Littler on

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed Senate Bill 299 into law, which makes some clarifications and changes to Oregon’s Paid Sick Time law, which took effect on January 1, 2016. ...more

Chicago And Cook County Now Require Paid Sick Leave For Employees

by Akerman LLP on

The City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois have both jumped on the paid-leave bandwagon, joining a growing list of cities, counties and states requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to its employees. With...more

Paid Sick Leave: Cook County FAQs And Final Rules For Chicago

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

As part of what is certain to be an evolving area of the law, the Staff of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the new Cook County Earned Sick Leave...more

New Guidance on Paid Sick Time: Industrial Commission of Arizona Supplements its Proposed Regulations

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (“ICA”) has issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking ("Notice") for Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”). The Act, requiring...more

If Pain, Yes Gain–Part XXXIV: Arizona Publishes Supplemental Proposed Sick Leave Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 27, 2017, Arizona released a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking interpreting and enforcing its new paid sick leave law, which goes into effect July 1, 2017....more

Chicago-Area Employers: Paid Sick Leave Begins July 1

by Reed Smith on

A reminder to all employers with any employees who work in Chicago or elsewhere in Cook County, Illinois: ordinances mandating that you provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Chicago or Cook County take effect July...more

Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes In Effect July 1st: Are You Ready?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave. The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will...more

Cook County, Illinois and the City of Chicago Mandate New Paid Sick Leave Benefits

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 1, 2017, two very similar ordinances regarding employee paid sick leave will become effective. One of these ordinances is the modified version of The Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (“Chicago...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXIII: Sick of This Yet? Chicago Releases Final Sick Leave Rules and Model Notice

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the July 1, 2017 effective date only two days away, Chicago has at long last published its final paid sick leave rules. These rules, along with the city’s model notice, should be incorporated into...more

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