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If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLII: Maryland Becomes Ninth State To Enact Paid Sick Leave Law

Seyfarth Synopsis: Following successful votes by the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of a 2017 paid sick leave bill, on January 12, 2018 Maryland became the ninth state in the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XLI: Prince George’s County, MD Passes Paid Safe Leave Ordinance

Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this month Prince George’s County, MD passed a paid safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to go into effect in May 2018. The ordinance mandates that covered employers provide eligible employees...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XL: Arizona Publishes Final Sick Leave Rules

Seyfarth Synopsis: More than several months after the Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act went into effect, the state published its long-awaited paid sick time final rules. The final rules, among other things, explain...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XXXVIII: Washington Releases Final Paid Sick Leave Rules

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 20, 2017, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries released the state’s final paid sick leave rules. Among other things, the final rules impose a number of additional burdens on covered...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXVI: Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, but ruled that it cannot be enforced against nonresident employers. Barring reversal on appeal to the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain – Part XXXV: Rhode Island Legislature Approves Statewide Paid Sick Time Bill

Seyfarth Synopsis: After Rhode Island’s legislative efforts to pass a statewide paid sick time bill stalled in the Spring, the bill was resuscitated by state lawmakers Tuesday evening. Rhode Island is now poised to become the...more

EEOC Sues Estée Lauder Over Paid Parental Leave Policy

Seyfarth Synopsis: If your company provides parental leave benefits beyond what is required by law, it is important that the company’s policies and practices ensure male and female employees are being treated consistent with...more

If Pain, Yes Gain–Part XXXIV: Arizona Publishes Supplemental Proposed Sick Leave Rules

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

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXIII: Sick of This Yet? Chicago Releases Final Sick Leave Rules and Model Notice

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

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXII: Cook County Releases Final Sick Leave Rules and Model Notice

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance is one of several paid sick leave laws going into effect on July 1, 2017. In advance of the effective date, Cook County recently published its final paid sick...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXI: Grab Your First Aid Kit, Chicago Draft Sick Leave Rules Have Arrived

Seyfarth Synopsis: After months of anticipation and without much notice, Chicago has published its long-awaited draft paid sick leave rules. The Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is set to become effective on...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXX: Pittsburgh Sick Time Law on Life Support After Appellate Court Decision

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 17, 2017, a panel of judges on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania struck a second blow to Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act, leaving the Act’s future in serious jeopardy. ...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXIX: Arizona Announces Draft Sick Leave Rules

Seyfarth Synopsis: Arizona—the sixth state with a paid sick leave law—has published its much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its law going into effect on July 1, 2017. ...more

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

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

Illinois Catches The Paid Sick Leave Bill Bug

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois General Assembly will consider the proposed Healthy Workplace Act which, if passed into law, will require most Illinois employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees....more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVII: Maryland Close to Catching Paid Sick Leave Bug

Seyfarth Synopsis: After several years of failed legislative attempts to pass a statewide paid sick leave law, Maryland is nearing the finish line following the state Senate’s approval of the Maryland Healthy Working Families...more

Recent Changes and Clarifications to the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (“ESLA”), which went into effect on January 1, 2017, requires employers that provide employees with “personal sick leave benefits” must allow the use of such benefits...more

2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave — Part II

Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, on November 8, 2016, residents in Washington and Arizona voted on and passed the nation’s sixth and seventh statewide mandatory paid sick leave laws. The 2016 election will go down as one...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXVI: 2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states—Washington and Arizona—are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the 2016...more

2016 Election Infected With Paid Sick Leave

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states — Washington and Arizona — are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The noise surrounding the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXV: Midwest Still Sick with Sick Leave Laws

Seyfarth Synopsis: Minneapolis, MN made four key amendments to its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and Cook County, IL passed the Earned Sick Leave Ordinance - Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Updated - Nearly...more

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Final Rule—Prognosis and Practical Challenges

Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Department of Labor’s Final Rule on paid sick leave requirements for many federal contractors, which was published on September 30, 2016, will apply to covered contracts beginning on...more

Second Circuit “Purrs” On Cat’s Paw Liability Case

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recently, the Second Circuit held that the “cat’s paw” theory of liability may be used to support recovery for claims of retaliation where an employer negligently relies on information provided by a...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXI: Saint Paul Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 7, 2016 the Saint Paul, MN city council unanimously passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance — following the lead of Minneapolis, which passed a similar ordinance in May — becoming the...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XX: Chicago City Council Set to Make Sick Leave a Reality

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 16, 2016 the Chicago, IL City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended that the city adopt a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance—the first of its kind in the state. This...more

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