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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

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

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

DOL Introduces Dual Fringe Rates for SCA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its annual adjustment for the SCA Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits rate for all wage determinations issued on or after August 1, 2017. While DOL typically adjusts this...more

Increase In 2017 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate; Lower Rate For Contracts Covered By Federal Paid Sick Leave EO

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum with the rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.41 per hour (up from the 2015-2016 rate of...more

San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As if high rent and California’s peculiar laws were not enough to worry about, San Francisco employers must also comply with City-specific ordinances. Trailblazing City requirements often exceed state laws...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cook County, Illinois, Issues Final Paid Sick Leave Regulations

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Cook County, Illinois, Commission on Human Rights has released final regulations that will govern its interpretation and enforcement of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” (ESL) Ordinance. The Ordinance is set to take...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

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