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Employers Sick Over New Paid Sick Day Laws: The Epidemic is Spreading

Newark is the latest city to enact a mandatory Paid Sick Leave law, joining Jersey City and New York City. These laws will be impacting employers long after the latest bug goes around the workplace....more

Eugene, Oregon Moving Ahead With Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Following the lead of larger cities like Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon is moving ahead with plans for a mandatory sick leave ordinance. Following the presentation of a 70-page Task...more

Ninth Circuit Approves Employees' Right to Strategically Decline FMLA Leave In Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms

Under the Ninth Circuit’s recent holding in Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc., 743 F.3d 1236 (9th Cir. 2014), many employees now have greater flexibility to extend family and medical leave beyond the typical 12-week limit...more

Act Now Advisory: Reminder: Newark's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Took Effect on Saturday, June 21

On June 21, 2014, the Newark, New Jersey, paid sick leave ordinance ("Ordinance") took effect. The Ordinance, which we summarized in a previous Act Now Advisory, imposes notice and posting requirements on employers....more

Newark’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Takes Effect

Employers in New Jersey’s largest city must prepare to comply with the new obligations required by the Ordinance. The City of Newark’s paid sick leave ordinance (the Ordinance) will take effect on June 21, 2014....more

Connecticut Employer Alert: Changes to Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective January 1, 2015

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy recently signed a new law that amends Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Statute. Connecticut was the first state to mandate paid sick leave policies for service workers back in January 2012. The...more

Newark Sick Leave Law Update

The Newark Department of Child and Family Well-Being (Department) recently issued a press release on the City's new paid sick leave ordinance (Ordinance) together with FAQ forms for employees and employers. In the release,...more

Connecticut Amends Paid Sick Leave Statute to Provide Some Employer-Friendly Changes

Connecticut recently made several important revisions to its paid sick leave law in response to requests by businesses for clarification of the law’s requirements. On June 6, 2014, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law...more

Newark’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect on June 21, 2014

As we previously posted on March 20, 2014, the City of Newark, New Jersey passed a paid sick leave ordinance (the “Ordinance”), which requires private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80...more

Tenth Circuit Upholds Employer’s Inflexible Leave Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance provides that employers violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by enforcing inflexible policies with specified leave limits. The EEOC has filed lawsuits...more

Connecticut Legislature Makes Changes to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law

In its most recent legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill that enacted a number of changes to the law commonly referred to as the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law, which originally went into effect...more

It’s Catching: Is the Spread of Paid Sick Leave Laws Making Employers Ill?

As winter has turned to spring, and flu season has turned to allergy season, have your employees been accruing government-mandated paid sick leave? They might be if they happen to work in New York City (NYC), Newark, or...more

What you need to know about the continuing trend to regulate employers at the local level

The increasing regulation of private-sector employers at the city, county, and local regional agency level is a significant continuing trend. Many state and federal employment laws expressly allow or don’t expressly preempt...more

Minnesota's New Women's Economic Security Act Becomes Law - Employers Need To Take Note As Some Provisions Are Effective...

On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, Governor Dayton signed Minnesota’s new Women’s Economic Security Act into law. Employers should take note of the following provisions, some of which are effective immediately...more

Amendements to Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Important amendments to the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act were included in this year’s legislation passed by the Legislature and expected to be signed by Governor Malloy....more

Act Now Advisory: Newark, New Jersey, Passes Law Requiring Paid Sick Leave

On January 28, 2014, the City Council of Newark, New Jersey, passed Ordinance 13-2010 ("Ordinance"), making Newark the second city in New Jersey, after Jersey City, to mandate paid sick leave. The Ordinance requires private...more

Have Employees In New York City? Earned Sick Time Act Requires Notice by TODAY, May 1

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Act) requires all Covered Employers to provide all Covered Employees with written notice of the new law by today, May 1, 2014....more

Eugene, Oregon Poised to Be Next City To Put Itself On Paid Employee Sick Leave Map

Not to be outdone by its neighbors to the north--Portland and Seattle--Eugene, Oregon appears poised to become the next jurisdiction to pass an ordinance requiring employers to provide employees working within city limits...more

Sick Employees in New York City? There’s an Expanded Sick Leave Ordinance for That

Late last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments expanding the scope of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act. Starting April 1, 2014, all covered employees must begin accruing earned sick time. The amendments...more

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Expanded Before Taking Effect

The Act was recently amended to cover more New York City employers and to impose even greater compliance obligations than the original law passed in 2013....more

New York City’s New Sick Leave Law

Beginning on April 1, 2014, NYC employers with at least 20 employees must provide employees with five days (40 hours) of annual paid sick leave. The Earned Sick Time Act (Intro. No. 97-A) (the “Act”), originally passed in May...more

Proposed California Paid Sick Leave Law Will Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees

Are you a California employer currently providing paid sick leave to your employees? You may soon have to! California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) recently introduced legislation (Bill AB1522) approved by the...more

Paid Sick Time Arrives in New York City; Department of Consumer Affairs Releases Proposed Paid Sick Time Rules and Schedules...

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act went into effect yesterday. In other news, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has released proposed rules to “establish requirements to implement the [paid sick leave] Act...more

New York City employers: On April 1 – were you in compliance with the Earned Sick Time Act?

As of yesterday, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act requires almost all New York City employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave each year. ...more

NYC Paid Sick Time Law Effective Today, April 1, 2014

Executive Summary: The New York City Earned Sick Time Act ("the Act") went into effect on April 1, 2014. The Act requires employers with at least five employees who work at least 80 hours per year in NYC to provide all such...more

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