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Implementing A Service Contract Act Compliant Paid Leave Policy

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Administering a paid leave policy that works for your entire workforce and is Service Contract Act compliant is challenging in and of itself. Add to this complexity, a growing number of states and localities that are passing...more

10 Employer Considerations in Light of Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Littler on

On July 1, 2017, all Arizona employees became eligible to begin accruing “Paid Sick Time” benefits under the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (“the Act”). For several months following the law’s enactment on November 8,...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

En Banc Eighth Circuit Reverses National Labor Relations Board’s “Sick Day” Jimmy John’s Decision

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On July 3, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, sitting en banc, rejected the reasoning of an ALJ, the NLRB, and a panel of the Eighth Circuit regarding whether Jimmy John’s employees could hang posters at...more

Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Although there’s no right or wrong time to do a handbook update, we recommend them annually. Might as well take the opportunity when operations are typically slower, summertime, to give your handbook a...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

Attack Falsely Alleging Sandwich Maker Engaged In Unhealthy Practices Not Protected Activity Concludes Appeals Court, Overruling...

Labor disputes are passionate affairs. Workplace grievances elicit all sorts of strident behavior. When the dispute involves a group of employees, the effect can become magnified. The exact point at which the stridency of an...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

Will That Sandwich Make You Sick? – 8th Circuit Holds NLRA Does Not Protect Disparaging Statements By Jimmy John’s Employees

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On July 3rd, the 8th Circuit held that disparaging statements made by Jimmy John’s employees in a labor dispute were not entitled to National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “The Act”) protections – because the actions were...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: July 2017

by Zelle LLP on

Since the last edition of That Is So Last Week on June 26, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Jimmy John’s franchise in the Twin Cities did not violate the organizing rights of six employees that it fired for...more

New Guidance on Paid Sick Time: Industrial Commission of Arizona Supplements its Proposed Regulations

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (“ICA”) has issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking ("Notice") for Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”). The Act, requiring...more

Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarifications

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Oregon recently passed amendments to its statewide sick time law, clearing up several areas of uncertainty for employers. The amendments clarify that...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

Chicago-Area Employers: Paid Sick Leave Begins July 1

by Reed Smith on

A reminder to all employers with any employees who work in Chicago or elsewhere in Cook County, Illinois: ordinances mandating that you provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Chicago or Cook County take effect July...more

Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes In Effect July 1st: Are You Ready?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave. The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will...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

Chicago Issues Final Paid Sick Leave Rules While Surrounding Suburbs Continue to Opt Out of Cook County Sick Leave Coverage

The City of Chicago has issued final rules for its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was passed on June 22, 2016 and will take effect on 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

July Is the New January: Beware of Employment Regulations About to Take Effect

by Littler on

As we close out the first half of the year, July ushers in numerous changes in labor and employment law. Notably, many statutes and administrative regulations across the country become operative in July. Before the fireworks...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

Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick and Safe Time Ordinances Set to Take Effect July 1st

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The sick time ordinances passed by both the Minneapolis and St. Paul City Councils take effect July 1, 2017. The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time ordinance requires all employers with six or more employees to provide paid sick...more

Health Care E-Note - June 2017

by Burr & Forman on

When a physician leaves a medical practice, especially if the physician stays in the area to compete against his/her former employer, the situation can become stressful and acrimonious. Please see full E-Note below for...more

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