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Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Rhode Island has joined the growing list of states and municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, signed by Governor Gina Raimondo, employers with at least...more

Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave Law Lacks Clarity on Several Key Issues

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

After many revisions, the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”) was signed into law last week. The basics are as follows...more

On the Rhode Again: Paid Sick Leave Drought Ends with New Rhode Island Law

by Littler on

After a nine-month drought in 2017, a new paid sick and safe leave law has been enacted in Rhode Island. Upon coming back into session in September, state legislators swiftly returned to advancing their identical paid leave...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXVI: Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, but ruled that it cannot be enforced against nonresident employers. Barring reversal on appeal to the...more

A Chart Summarizing CA’s State And Local Paid Sick Leave Rules

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Tyreen Torner has just updated this CA State & Local PSL Chart. It summarizes the Paid Sick Leave laws for California and the eight cities that have their own rules (LA, SF, San Diego, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Monica, and...more

Is Pawternity Leave The Next New Trend?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There are few things I love more in life other than dogs and beer. So when I saw this article I was delighted! A beer company, called BrewDog, has decided to pay its employees a week of new puppy leave dubbed “pawternity” or...more

2017 Manufacturing Employment Law Update

Oregon Equal Pay Act - In June, Governor Brown signed the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017. Although many provisions of the Act do not take effect until January 1, 2019, employers should be aware of the changing legal...more

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

Avoiding Common Errors in Employment Documents: A Checklist

In the fast-paced world of employment law, where scandals and groundbreaking lawsuits are front page news, more mundane requirements for documentation that employers provide to candidates and employees can fall through 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

Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

On September 19, 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed The Health and Safe Families and Workplace Act (the “Act”), House Bill 5413B and Senate Bill 0290B, respectively, guaranteeing roughly 90 percent of the state’s...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

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (August Edition)

by Littler on

Although the lazy days of summer may be grinding to a halt, August minimum wage and overtime developments showed no signs of a slow-down. Democrats continue to try to impress upon the electorate labor and employment-related...more

Back to School, Back to Work – Parental and Family Rights in the Workplace

The end of August marks the beginning of the yearly “back to school” ritual. Working parents in particular are hoping for a smooth transition, as this is also the time of year when vacations end and workloads tend to pick...more

HR issues that arise when natural disasters hit

by FordHarrison on

Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, raise a host of issues for employers, regardless of whether these employers have a direct presence in the affected areas or whether they have employees residing in or telecommuting...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

Total Eclipse At The Job: You Need This Advice More Than Ever

by Fisher Phillips on

Next week, many Americans will witness a truly astronomical phenomenon: a total solar eclipse will sweep across the country on Monday, August 21. This is the first time a total eclipse will be visible in the U.S. since...more

Recent Eighth Circuit Case Illustrates the Need for Newest Members of the NLRB to Be Confirmed Sooner Rather Than Later

In another example of a federal circuit court taking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to task for stretching federal labor law past the point of recognition, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused to...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

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