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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

Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 1, 2017, a new law will go into effect in Illinois. The title of the law -- “Employee Sick Leave Act” --suggests that is it a paid sick leave law. However, it is not a paid sick leave law and...more

Illinois Increases Protected Leaves for Employees

by Littler on

Just two months after Chicago became the second city in the Midwest to require employers to provide paid sick leave, Illinois has enacted three laws that entitle employees to additional protected leaves.  The Child...more

Handling Hashtags in the Workplace

by Baker Donelson on

The hashtags associated with our current social and political landscape are powerful. From #BlackLivesMatter to #BlueLivesMatter, #ImWithHer to #ImWithHim and #NeverHillary to #NeverTrump, if a picture is worth a thousand...more

Chicago Adopts Paid Sick Leave Following Burgeoning National Trend

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Late last month, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved a new paid sick leave ordinance requiring virtually every employer in the city to provide at least some paid time off to employees for sick leave purposes. Cook...more

Chicago Ordinance Requires Employer to Provide Paid Sick Leave

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

The City of Chicago joined a growing list of cities requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to its employees. With no federal sick pay requirement, employers in the City of Broad Shoulders will now need to bear...more

To Enforce a Call-off Policy or Not to Enforce a Call-off Policy; that is the Question

Recently you’ve noticed that an employee takes FMLA-covered leave the same week every year or always seems to have a medical emergency between Thanksgiving and January 1. Similarly, another employee regularly calls out of...more

Chicago's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Is Now Law

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Chicago has joined a growing list of states and cities that require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The paid sick leave provisions were added as an amendment to the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance –...more

The Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is Inevitable

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In case you missed it, on June 22, 2016, Chicago added itself to the growing roster of many major U.S. cities to pass a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and...more

Paid Sick Leave Is Coming to Chicago: Mark Your Calendars for July 1, 2017

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

An ordinance mandating paid sick leave for Chicago employees, first introduced in April, passed before the City Council on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Chicago will now join the growing list of cities with similar laws on the...more

Chicago to Become the Second City in the Midwest to Mandate Paid Sick Leave in 2016

by Littler on

On June 22, 2016, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”).  Chicago is the second city in the Midwest this year to pass a law granting employees...more

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