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Ready, Set, Go! New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Regulations

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board published its final regulations implementing the New York Paid Family Leave Law yesterday, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The final regulations largely mirror the proposed regulations...more

A Generic Doctor’s Note, Without More, Will Not Support A Claim Under The NJLAD

Does this sound familiar?  Your employee hands you a note from his doctor stating, “Please excuse Josh from work from 3/18 through 4/20 when he will be reevaluated.”  Often, doctor’s notes say little else, and many times you...more

New York Employers: Get Ready for Mandatory Paid Family Leave

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently published updated regulations to the New York Paid Family Leave Law. Effective January 1, 2018, employers that provide Disability Benefits Law coverage to...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

Will Paid Family Leave Become The Law Of The Land?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is a request for funding a paid leave program. The program would require $19 billion from the budget and would provide that employees were entitled to 6 weeks of paid leave...more

Georgia's New Kin Care Law: Who is Covered and What It Means for Employers

by FordHarrison on

On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 201, now known as Act 203, into law. The law went into effect on July 1, 2017. In short, the new law requires covered employers, who provide paid sick leave to...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

Endless Summer: California Municipalities Continue to Enact A Variety of Employment Laws

by Littler on

Beyond the labor and employment developments taking place at the state level in California, employers must keep an eye on breaking news at the local level as well. In recent years, municipalities up and down the coast have...more

New York Employers Should Get Ready For New Paid Family Leave Law, May Begin Payroll Deductions Now

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York recently enacted the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFL), which will require New York employers to fund a new state family leave program that is broader reaching than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...more

FAQs — The Things You Want (And Need) To Know About New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

If you work in human resources anywhere in New York, you have inevitably heard about New York’s new paid family leave law (“PFL”). But other than what the law’s name implies — that there will now be a form of paid family...more

Update Regarding New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (Effective Jan. 1, 2018)

by BakerHostetler on

As we reported previously to New York recently joined several other states that offer paid family leave benefits for employees. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL) will provide eligible employees...more

Think Your PTO Policy Complies With the Chicago or Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances? Think Again.

by Bryan Cave on

The City of Chicago’s (the “City’s”) and Cook County’s (the “County’s”) paid sick leave (“PSL”) Ordinances took effect on July 1, 2017, generally requiring employers to provide employees in Chicago and non-opt out locations...more

What’s In a Name?

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On June 19, 2017, Justice Samuel A. Alito, delivered the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court (the “Court”) in Matal v Tam, No. 15-1293, Oct. Term, 2016, argued January 18, 2017. Simply stated, the Court...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

Nevada Mandates Employer Provided Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic Violence

by Littler on

The 2017 Nevada Legislature saw a flurry of proposed legislation directly and indirectly affecting private employment in the state of Nevada. One of the proposed measures is Senate Bill 361 which was approved by Governor...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

Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Laws Go Into Effect July 1: Are You Ready?

As the holiday weekend approaches, many employers in Chicago and Cook County find themselves scrambling to prepare for the Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances that will take effect this Saturday, July 1, 2017....more

It’s Go Time: Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Come into Effect this Weekend

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we have previously reported, the Cook County (the “County”) and Chicago paid sick leave ordinances will go into effect on July 1, 2017. As of this week, both entities have now issued final regulations, which provide...more

Need Your Own Sick Leave Yet? ICA Issues Supplemental Draft Regulations on Arizona Paid Sick Leave

On June 27, 2017, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) issued supplemental draft regulations. The supplemental regulations tweak some of the draft regulations the ICA issued on May 5, 2017. Some supplemental regulations...more

Does Your Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Policy Comply with Prop. 206?

by Snell & Wilmer on

Companies that entered into qualifying federal contracts since January 1, 2017 are required to have a sick leave policy, or an equivalent paid time off policy, that complies with federal Executive Order 13706. That Executive...more

Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances - A Differential Diagnosis of Implementing Rules

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employers When Implementing Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

by FordHarrison on

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably...more

Georgia Enacts New Family Care Act That Broadens Permissible Uses Of Paid Sick Leave

by Bryan Cave on

Although Georgia still lags behind states that mandate paid sick leave, certain Georgia employees will now be able to use some of some of their paid sick leave to care for a qualifying family member without fear of reprisal....more

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