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New York City Earned Sick Time Act Expanded Before Taking Effect

The Act was recently amended to cover more New York City employers and to impose even greater compliance obligations than the original law passed in 2013....more

Paternity Leave Up To Bat: What Employers Should Know To Avoid Striking Out

Paternity leave is back in the spotlight after New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, decided to take his contractually guaranteed three days of paternity leave for the birth of his son—a decision which resulted in his...more

New York City’s New Sick Leave Law

Beginning on April 1, 2014, NYC employers with at least 20 employees must provide employees with five days (40 hours) of annual paid sick leave. The Earned Sick Time Act (Intro. No. 97-A) (the “Act”), originally passed in May...more

Hong Kong: Embracing The Best of the East, and The Best of the West

In continuation of my article on Globalizing in Hong Kong in December 2013, let's discuss some of the practical implications and recent developments in Hong Kong's employment arena. Hong Kong is not just a pivotal financial...more

Proposed California Paid Sick Leave Law Will Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees

Are you a California employer currently providing paid sick leave to your employees? You may soon have to! California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) recently introduced legislation (Bill AB1522) approved by the...more

Paid Sick Time Arrives in New York City; Department of Consumer Affairs Releases Proposed Paid Sick Time Rules and Schedules...

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act went into effect yesterday. In other news, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has released proposed rules to “establish requirements to implement the [paid sick leave] Act...more

New York City employers: On April 1 – were you in compliance with the Earned Sick Time Act?

As of yesterday, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act requires almost all New York City employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave each year. ...more

NYC Paid Sick Time Law Effective Today, April 1, 2014

Executive Summary: The New York City Earned Sick Time Act ("the Act") went into effect on April 1, 2014. The Act requires employers with at least five employees who work at least 80 hours per year in NYC to provide all such...more

New York City Mayor Signs Expanded Sick Time Law, Effective April 1, 2014

On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act which, according to his administration, will extend the right to paid sick leave to a half million more New...more

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Notice of Employee Rights Has Finally Been Published

As most New York City employers know by now, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (“Act”) is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2014. While the Act was adopted in the summer of 2013, it was subsequently amended after...more

This is no April Fool’s Day Joke: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 is the Deadline for Employers to Comply with the New York City Earned...

Have you taken the steps necessary to comply with NYC’s paid sick leave law yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The Act goes into effect on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. We’ve covered the law’s many requirements in various prior...more

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Amendments

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation expanding the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) for New York City-based employers – just in time for its impending effective date on April 1st....more

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Signs Sick Leave Ordinance Into Law

In our February 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported that the Newark City Council had approved a sick leave ordinance that would provide the majority of private employees working in Newark with mandatory paid...more

Update: Amendments to New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law

On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the first piece of legislation in his tenure: amendments to the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) that impose additional requirements on almost all private...more

Act Now Advisory: Nothing to Sneeze At: New York City Mayor Signs Earned Sick Time Act into Law, Effective April 1

On March 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed his first bill into law as mayor, amending the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA"), which requires the City's private employers with five or more employees to provide...more

Mayor de Blasio Signs New York City Sick Leave Law - Notice of Rights Available

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the amended version of the Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA") on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Earned Sick Time Act takes effect on April 1, 2014. To learn more about the New York City...more

Newark Becomes Second City in New Jersey To Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City of Newark, New Jersey recently passed a paid sick leave ordinance (the “Ordinance”) which requires private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80 hours per year in Newark. Newark is...more

Revised New York City Earned Sick Time Act Effective on April 1, 2014

In a March 17 press conference, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that later this week he will sign into law two bills that significantly expand the provisions of the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (Act). The Act,...more

D.C. Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

Last week, an amendment to the District of Columbia Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 (the "ASSLA") came into effect. The amendment, called the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013 (the "Amendment"),...more

New York City Amends Paid Sick Leave Law to Encompass Employers of Five or More

On February 26, 2014, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the Earned Sick Time Act (the "Act") requiring all employers with five or more New York City employees to provide five paid sick days effective April 1,...more

New York City Amends Earned Sick Time Act

As we previously reported, last summer the New York City Council passed the Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”), requiring businesses with at least 20 employees to provide employees with five paid sick days (i.e. 40 hours) per...more

Newark Passes Ordinance Requiring Employers to Give Employees Paid Sick Leave

On January 29, 2014, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Luis A. Quintana signed an Ordinance requiring Newark employers to provide employees with paid sick leave. With this new law, Newark became the second city in New Jersey,...more

NYC Council Expands Sick Time Law

The Earned Sick Time Act was initially enacted by the New York City Counsel on June 26, 2013, when it overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. The Act, which takes effect on April 1, 2014, requires all private employers...more

Newark Passes Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Beginning on May 29, 2014, all private sector employers must provide paid sick time to their employees who work in Newark, including part-time and temporary employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year, subject to...more

2014 Minnesota Legislative Session Opens with Multiple Bills of Concern to Minnesota Employers

Members of the Minnesota legislature recently introduced seven bills that could have very significant implications for Minnesota employers if passed into law. The bills will be heard in House committees this week and may move...more

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