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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

Paid Leave Wars: The Battles Intensify

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Mandatory paid leave is making some employers sick. With no national standard, states and cities are rolling out paid leave mandates at a dizzying pace. This presents daunting compliance challenges for employers with...more

Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws

by Payne & Fears on

Our experienced employment lawyers review major federal and California laws regarding employee leaves of absence and how they impact employers in 2017 and beyond. Topics include: • Creating a checklist for handling requests...more

Cook County, Illinois Publishes Final Rules for Sick Leave Ordinance: Employers, Are You Ready?

by Littler on

On July 1, 2017, the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance goes into effect. The Ordinance (at the time of this writing) provides certain employees in approximately 2/3 of the Cook County’s municipalities with paid sick...more

Chicago Issues Draft Regulations for Its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: How Do They Differ from the Cook County Earned Sick Leave...

by Clark Hill PLC on

On June 16, 2016, Chicago passed its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the "Chicago Ordinance"), which requires every employer that maintains a business within Chicago and/or is subject to Chicago license requirements - except those...more

Chicago Employers Have Until June 16 to Weigh In On Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regs

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective July 1, 2017, Chicago and Cook County will join a growing contingent of localities that require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Here’s what employers need to understand now to avoid being caught off...more

Get Ready: An Update on the Cook County and Chicago Paid Sick Leave Laws

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights has issued its final regulations for the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The final regulations, which contain substantial changes from the draft regulations, can be found on...more

Answers to Seven Complicated Questions About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Previously, we addressed eight common questions that employers have about Arizona’s new paid sick time (“PST”) law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. As the law is complex, we are answering seven of the more difficult,...more

Draft Regulations On Cook County, Illinois, Paid Sick Leave Released

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Draft regulations that will govern its interpretation and enforcement of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance have been released by the Cook County Commission on Human Rights. The final regulations will be adopted by...more

Is Your Company Ready For The Chicago And Cook County Sick Leave Ordinances Effective July 1, 2017?

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

The July 1st effective date of the Cook County and Chicago Sick Leave Ordinances is quickly approaching and employers must review their paid time off, sick and vacation policies now to ensure compliance with the new...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVIII: Cook County Releases Draft Sick Leave Regulations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date nears, the County has released draft regulations seeking to clarify and expand certain aspects of the Ordinance, including the...more

[Webinar] Employment Law Webinar: Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws - March 22nd, 10:00am PST

by Payne & Fears on

Please join us March 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PST for an employment law presentation on overlapping leave laws. Our experienced employment lawyers will review major federal and California laws regarding employee leaves of...more

The Employment Law Authority - January/February 2017

A Moving Target: The Not So Final Overtime Rule - On November 22, 2016, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from...more

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes.

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.  This is the fourth in a monthly series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can...more

New Leave Laws in Illinois

by Bryan Cave on

Illinois employers should be aware of four new leave laws that may require revisions to leave policies and procedures: Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act: Effective January 1, 2017, this act requires Illinois employers to...more

The Election is Over, Now What?

Now that the election is over, many clients and friends are asking what labor and employment law might look like under the soon to be President Trump. Of course, no one can predict exactly what will happen in the coming term....more

Sick Leave Laws Expanded in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois

by Clark Hill PLC on

Three new leave laws in Illinois provide more paid and unpaid leave for employees, but they also impose new obligations on employers. On June 22, 2016, Chicago enacted an ordinance that, when it goes into effect on...more

New Arizona Law Provides Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Time

by Littler on

On November 8, 2016, Arizona voters enacted the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (“FWHFA” or “the Act”), which amends the Arizona Minimum Wage Act (“AMWA”) to provide for incremental increases to the minimum wage for...more

Montgomery County Sick and Safe Leave Law Amended to Permit Use for Birth, Adoption, Foster Care, and Bonding

by Littler on

Effective immediately, employers in Montgomery County, Maryland must allow eligible employees in the County to use up to 56 hours of paid sick and safe leave provided under Montgomery County’s sick and safe leave law for...more

Illinois Employees Hit the Sick Leave Trifecta: Important Changes to Take Effect in 2017

Three recently enacted laws expanding sick leave benefits within the state of Illinois will soon impact employers with operations in Illinois: the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (effective in January of 2017); the Chicago...more

Cook County, Illinois Becomes First in the Midwest to Mandate Countywide Paid Sick Leave

by Littler on

On October 5, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). Notably, Cook County, Illinois encompasses the City of Chicago, which passed its own paid sick...more

Cook County Suburbs Subject to Same Paid Sick Leave Obligations as Chicago

Effective July 1, 2017, Cook County Ordinance 16-4229 (“Ordinance”) will allow employees who work in Cook County to accrue and use earned paid sick leave....more

When Employers Don't Recognize an Employee's Notice of the Need for FMLA Leave, They Pay the Price

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As employers, we face a sobering reality: at every turn, the FMLA sets us up to fail. Whether it’s deciphering medical certification, assessing fitness for duty upon return to work, or dealing with the always frustrating...more

Paid Sick Leave – An Update

by Zelle LLP on

Since we last featured the subject of paid sick leave, it has remained a focus of interest for legislators at all levels of government. Although we don’t yet know whether there will be a federal mandate requiring paid sick...more

Can Hillary Clinton Take FMLA Leave for Pneumonia? And Can Her Campaign Give Her the Boot Because She's a Key Employee?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Disclaimer! Disclaimer! This is not a political post. But where current events meet the FMLA, I’m as giddy as a five-year old boy coming eye-to-eye with his first dump truck! Unless you’ve been living under a rock the...more

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