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Employment News - October 2017 #3

by Hogan Lovells on

In this weeks issue: - New right to parental bereavement leave... - Answer the question – dismissal fair although misconduct was not gross misconduct... - That old chestnut – height requirement was indirect sex...more

Never a Dull Moment in Employment Law: Whistleblowing and More

by Dechert LLP on

The Supreme Court’s recent decision quashing the Employment Tribunal fee regime is not the only recent employment law news of which UK employers need to be aware. This OnPoint summarises some other recent developments....more

Congress Proposes Adding Parental Bereavement Leave to FMLA

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On March 16th, a bipartisan group of Representatives, which included Paul Gosar, Don Beyer, Martha McSally, Brad Schneider, Tom Suozzi and Barbara Comstock, introduced the Parental Bereavement Act of 2017, also known as the...more

Gifts that Don’t Quite Fit in Your Stocking: New Employment Laws Taking Effect in 2017

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

A number of new state or local laws are set to take effect in Illinois in 2017 which will require employers to update their employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other policies and procedures. We address the key...more

Dealing with bereavement in the workplace

by Dentons on

Bereavement is a topic that no one wants to deal with, let alone discuss in the workplace. However, research shows that one in 10 employees are likely to be affected by bereavement at any one time....more

From the Archives: The Basics of Bereavement Leaves in Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

As I noted last week, I’m taking a few days off from the blog. In the meantime, I’m going to be re-running a few posts from my “Basics” series way back in 2008-9 that you might have missed. I hope you find them helpful....more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report - October 2016

by Littler on

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The October edition of the Insider Report examines what Congress...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

Illinois Enacts Child Bereavement Leave Act

On July 29, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which became effective upon signing, provides certain Illinois employees up to ten workdays of...more

2016 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

BOARDS OF EDUCATION - ENFORCEMENT OF BINDING PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR OPINIONS - Public Act 99-586 - Effective Date: January 1, 2017 - Individuals who file lawsuits to enforce binding opinions from the PAC...more

New Illinois Law Requires Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Illinois enacts child bereavement leave, requiring employers provide paid leave should an employee experience the loss of a child. On July 29, 2016, Illinois became one of only two states (the other...more

Illinois Requires Child Bereavement Leave

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Illinois recently joined Oregon as the second state to require certain bereavement leave by passing a law requiring unpaid leave for employees who suffer the death of a child....more

New Illinois Law Requires Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Illinois recently became one of two states to enact a statute requiring certain employers provide two weeks of unpaid leave to employees who suffer the loss of a child. On July 29, 2016, Illinois...more

Illinois Law Mandates Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Illinois employers with at least 50 employees must provide employees who suffered the loss of a child with up to two weeks (10 work days) of unpaid leave under the new Child Bereavement Leave Act. The new law took effect...more

New Illinois Law Provides Bereavement Leave

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Child Bereavement Leave Act (“the Act”) became effective July 29, 2016, and it provides up to two weeks (10 working days) of unpaid leave to employees in the event of the death of an employee’s child. The Act applies...more

Grieving and Bereavement Leaves in Connecticut

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Yesterday, I learned of the passing of a friend, Robert Gulomb, the beloved husband of Livia Barndollar – the former President of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a friend and mentor as well. Robert passed away...more

Tacoma is the Third Washington City to Mandate Paid Leave

by Littler on

Earlier this year, the City Council of Tacoma, Washington approved a Paid Leave Ordinance (“Ordinance”).  Starting February 1, 2016, nearly all private sector employers must provide employees who work in Tacoma specified...more

Quirky Question #217, Bereavement Leave in Colorado and Oregon

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

An employee in our Corporate Office recently informed Human Resources that she was requesting bereavement leave with respect to her sister’s death last month. When she was informed of our company policy, that up to 3 days of...more

Oregon’s New Bereavement Leave Benefit — What Every Employer Should Know

Effective January 1, 2014, Oregon employers subject to the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) must allow eligible employees to take up to two weeks of unpaid leave to deal with the death of a family member....more

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2013

by Fenwick & West LLP on

As this FEB went to publication, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 292, which clarifies that sexual harassment claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act do not require a showing of sexual desire. The...more

Thou Shall Accommodate: Funeral Leave as a Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

by BakerHostetler on

Requests for reasonable accommodations are commonplace for employers of qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But a recent case reminds employers that reasonable accommodation of...more

Funeral Leaves Are Not Always What They May Seem

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We often counsel employers to be wary of employment law considerations in situations that may not seem obvious at first glance. For example, prohibiting employees from using certain language on social media sites has proven...more

Oregon’s Bereavement Leave Law Is the First of Its Kind

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Governor of Oregon recently signed a law to mandate that certain private employers provide employees with bereavement leave. The new law, which is contained in an amendment to Oregon's existing family leave statute, takes...more

Oregon Becomes the First State to Require Bereavement Leave

by Littler on

Effective January 1, 2014, Oregon will become the first state to require certain private sector employers to provide bereavement leave to their covered employees. The new law amends the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) and...more

From the Archives: Bereavement Leave in Connecticut

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Our family experienced a great loss this week. My mother in law — a huge fan of this blog — passed away. She always sent me an e-mail on a post she liked. She liked learning and often commented that she found it useful on...more

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