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Santa Monica Passes Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance

The Santa Monica City Council passed a minimum wage ordinance which becomes effective on July 1, 2016. The ordinance, which won’t be finalized until the City Council meets again this week, includes a phased increase to reach...more

Employment Law in Austria: Part II

Maternity Leave Protection In accordance with the Maternity Protection Act of 1979 (“Maternity Protection Act”), pregnant women are prohibited from working during the last eight (8) weeks immediately prior to the presumed...more

Puerto Rico's Qualifying Employees May Use Paid Sick Leave to Care for Others

Effective December 31, 2015, all employers in Puerto Rico with at least 16 employees must allow eligible employees to use up to 5 paid sick leave days to care for an ill spouse, parent, or child. Eligible employees are those...more

New Orleans ‘Living Wage’ Law Goes Into Effect

In August we reported that the City of New Orleans had passed a “Living Wage” ordinance requiring city contractors and grant recipients to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.55 per hour. The new law also requires...more

East Meets West: Spokane Joins Western Washington Cities By Adopting Paid Sick Leave Law

Effective January 1, 2017, Spokane will join Seattle, Sea-Tac, and Tacoma as cities in Washington requiring employers to provide mandatory employee paid sick and safe leave. On Monday, January 11, 2016, Spokane’s City Council...more

New Brunswick Now Requires Paid Sick & Safe Leave for Employees

On December 17, 2015, the City of New Brunswick joined the growing list of municipalities in New Jersey requiring private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The new law, effective January 6, 2016, also...more

New Brunswick New Jersey’s Paid Sick & Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect

On December 17, 2015, the City of New Brunswick passed its own paid sick leave ordinance, making it the eleventh municipality in the State of New Jersey to require paid sick leave. The ordinance becomes effective on January...more

Employer Posting Requirements Under New Jersey Law

In 2015, Elizabeth and Bloomfield joined the growing number of New Jersey municipalities mandating paid sick leave. These new laws all contain corresponding mandatory posting requirements (see below). Consequently, with the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XV: Court Rejects Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act

On December 21, 2015, Judge Joseph James of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas overturned Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), agreeing with the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association and several local...more

Pa. Judge Strikes Down Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas (the Court) recently struck down the hotly contested Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Ordinance — bestowing a generous holiday gift on the thousands of Pittsburgh (City) employers that...more

New Brunswick Passes Local Sick Leave Ordinance, While New Jersey Legislature Considers Statewide Paid Leave Bills

As 2015 comes to a close, paid sick leave remains a hot issue in New Jersey. The City of New Brunswick recently became the eleventh municipality in New Jersey to mandate paid sick leave, but will be the first city in the...more

New Jersey Poised to Become Latest State to Require Paid Sick Leave

On December 17, 2015, the New Jersey Senate passed legislation that would require New Jersey employers of any size to provide employees with paid sick leave. The bill was received by the Assembly on December 21, 2015, and...more

Best in Law: Dealing with Traumatized Workers

All of us in Southern California’s Inland region were touched by the tragedy that unfolded on Dec. 2 in San Bernardino. The effects of the shooting are not limited to the 14 who were killed or the 22 who were injured...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XIV: Paid Sick Leave Developments Bring Holiday Chills in New Jersey

As the year winds down, New Jersey paid sick leave continues to wind up. The New Jersey Senate earlier this month approved statewide paid sick leave legislation (S785). While the bill still needs the Assembly’s...more

Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Declared Legally Infirm

In Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association v. City of Pittsburgh, No. GD 15-016442 (Allegheny Ct. Com. Pl. Dec. 21, 2015), the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County found the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to...more

Massachusetts Sick Leave Law—Full Compliance Deadline Looming

Readers are probably aware that last year, Massachusetts voters approved a new sick leave law that went into effect on July 1, 2015. Many employers with preexisting leave policies, however, took advantage of the so-called...more

Jersey City Expands Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Small Businesses, Increases Penalties for Noncompliance

On October 30, 2015, the Jersey City mayor approved a change to the city’s existing paid sick leave law (Ordinance 15.145), purportedly to bring the sick leave ordinance more in line with those of other New Jersey cities that...more

Elizabeth Becomes the Tenth New Jersey City to Require Paid Sick Leave

On November 3, 2015, voters in the City of Elizabeth approved a paid sick leave ordinance, making it the tenth municipality in the State of New Jersey to require paid sick leave. The ordinance, which goes into effect on March...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XIII: Oregon Paid Sick Leave Final Rules and Model Notice Issued; Effective Date Near

Last week, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI”) issued multiple, significant pieces of guidance on the Oregon statewide paid sick leave law (“the Oregon PSLL” or “the Act”). First, BOLI published a model...more

BOLI Issues Guidance on New Oregon Statewide Sick Leave Law

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued additional guidance on complying with the new Oregon statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, Senate Bill 454, OL 2015, Ch. 537, which takes effect on January 1,...more

Preparing for Mandated Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama signed a new executive order Sept. 7 aimed at ensuring federal contractor employees “can earn up to seven days or more of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family...more

Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Date Delayed

While the City of Pittsburgh previously announced that its Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”) would become effective on January 11, 2016, a Court order, as part of a lawsuit against the City challenging the validity of the PSDA, has...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XII: Paid Sick Leave Spreading in New Jersey

After a wave of recent developments, New Jersey continues to solidify its status as the state with the most municipal paid sick leave laws in the country. Earlier this month, voters in Elizabeth approved a paid sick...more

Elizabeth Becomes New Jersey’s 10th Municipality to Pass Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

On November 3, 2015, voters in Elizabeth, New Jersey approved a ballot-box question requiring employers to provide paid sick leave by a vote of 3,037 to 563. Elizabeth is now the 10th municipality in New Jersey since 2013...more

Elizabeth Poised to Become the Tenth Municipality in New Jersey to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

Voters in Elizabeth, New Jersey overwhelmingly approved a public question on the ballot requiring private-sector employers in the city to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Elizabeth follows the lead of multiple...more

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