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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

Hurricane Recovery Client Alert: Managing Employees after Hurricane Harvey

by Morgan Lewis on

As businesses and employees begin the journey to recovery, employers should be mindful of federal and state laws related to leaves, planned and unplanned absences, accommodations, and pay practices....more

Blizzards, Hurricanes, and That Dreaded TORCON Index (Update)

Many “it was the worst day of my life” stories begin with a weather event. I will never forget sitting with a client in an early April morning mediation several years ago when she received a call on her cell phone. She was...more

Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Harvey: What Kind of Relief May Employers Offer to Affected Employees? What About Hurricane...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Employers with employees and operations impacted by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey are asking what type of compensation, employee benefits, and tax relief may be available to them and their affected employees. There are...more

EEOC Sues Estée Lauder Over Paid Parental Leave Policy

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: If your company provides parental leave benefits beyond what is required by law, it is important that the company’s policies and practices ensure male and female employees are being treated consistent with...more

Regulations Under the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Take Effect

by K&L Gates LLP on

After much anticipation, the New York State Department of Labor recently finalized the regulations accompanying the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFL Law”). Although the law becomes effective on January 1, 2018,...more

Government Agencies Grant Employee-Benefits Relief for Harvey Victims

by Baker Donelson on

In response to Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding in Texas, the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor have announced relief for those individuals and businesses in the affected disaster areas. The "covered disaster...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

Employer Considerations in the Wake of Devastation

by Jackson Walker on

As businesses resume operations and start the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, they are likely to face a variety of employment related challenges. These are a few of the issues that employers should be prepared to address....more

Hurricane Harvey: Six Positive Steps Employers Can Take to Help Their Employees

Hurricane Harvey has caused massive damage and displacement of individuals in southeast Texas. For employees who have been unable to work during the past week, and for those who may not be able to return to work in the near...more

Wage and Hour Considerations During Weather-Related Emergencies

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues wreak havoc across Texas and beyond, it’s the right time to revisit employer rights and responsibilities during a weather-related emergency or other major disruption. Here are some typical...more

Comprehensive Analysis of New York Paid Family Leave: What Must Employers Do Now to Comply?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Are you an employer located in New York? Or might you employ even one worker in New York? If so, you need to read this. Last year, New York State passed a Paid Family Leave (PFL) law as a part of its existing state...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

Governor Christie Vetoes Paid Family Leave Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A couple of weeks ago we asked whether the federal government would pass a paid family leave law. Although it is still unclear whether a federal law will pass, it is clear, for now, that there will not be an expansion of...more

India Makes Significant Changes to Maternity Benefit Entitlements

by Fisher Phillips on

This year, India became one of the most generous providers of maternity benefits in the world when it extended the period of maternity leave available to eligible working mothers from twelve (12) weeks to twenty-six (26)...more

New York Issues Final Paid Family Leave Law Regulations

by Littler on

The New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), passed last year and effective January 1, 2018, will provide eligible employees with a paid, job-protected leave of absence, starting at 8 weeks in 2018 and eventually...more

Paid Family Leave: Week 2 of Q&As

Welcome to Week 2 of Bond’s New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Q&As. Many of the most commonly asked questions during Bond’s PFL webinars focused on the intersection of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the...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

California Adds New Notice Requirement for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Victims

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Employers, another notice provision has taken effect in California. Beginning on July 1, 2017, employers with at least 25 employees must now provide written notice to new employees that explain the rights of victims of...more

Sad Dad Wants Paid Leave to Care for Newborn Lad; Employer’s Leave Policy Is Not So Rad; ACLU Gets Mad

Can an employer distinguish between moms and dads when granting paid parental leave for care for a newborn? Bank JP Morgan appears to believe so. Derek Rotondo requested parental leave when his wife was expecting their second...more

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2017

THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR . . . OSHA’S YEARLY SUMMER HEAT CAMPAIGN - On June 26, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the return of its heat illness prevention campaign: Water. Rest. Shade....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

Vacation Float: Managing (and Recouping) Unearned Vacation Time

Summertime is vacation time. And vacation time means headaches for employers who engage in vacation float. Vacation “float” is the practice of advancing vacation to employees before they actually accrue it under an employer’s...more

As If Leave Laws Aren’t Complicated Enough – Don’t Forget That Leave Can Be a Reasonable Accommodation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The myriad of leave laws and requirements often make employee leave requests an area of confusion, concern and risk for employers. If an employee has a medical condition and must take leave from their job, there may be...more

Final Regulations for New York State Paid Family Leave Law Adopted

The New York Workers Compensation Board (the “Board”) has adopted final regulations for implementation of the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”).  The final regulations are effectively immediately....more

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