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Maryland Sick Leave Act Will Be Law in Maryland in 30 Days

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the General Assembly’s paid leave bill from last year’s legislative session. As such, the paid leave bill (formally known as the Maryland...more

NYC Council Passes Bill Requiring Accommodation of Temporary Schedule Changes for Certain Medical and Family Care Purposes

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would require employers to grant requests for temporary work schedule changes when needed for certain medical and family care purposes. If signed by the mayor, it would become...more

New Year, New Laws In New York

by Fisher Phillips on

The New Year will bring a number of new employment laws to the Empire State and Big Apple. All employers with operations in New York should take note of these new laws — as well as significant laws that went into effect in...more

Ring in the New Year With New Changes to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Law

by Lane Powell PC on

Changes to Sick and Safe Time Law Passed by City Council: The Seattle City Council has passed amendments to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. As we previewed in another recent Legal Update, these amendments are...more

New York City Employers Must Grant Temporary Work Schedule Changes Under Bill Passed By City Council

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Council has passed a bill to protect employees in the City who seek temporary changes to their work schedules for a “personal event.” The bill also protects employees from employer retaliation for making...more

Expansions To New York City’s Sick Time Law Coming In May 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers in New York City will soon be required to provide protected time off to employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking due to amendments to New York City’s Earned...more

New York Rings In Significant Employment Law Changes For The New Year

by Cole Schotz on

New York employers should be ready to kick-off 2018 with a slew of updated policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the State’s changing legal landscape. As we say “goodbye” to 2017, New York must say “hello” to the...more

Act Now Before It’s Too Late: What New York Employers Should Do Before the New Year

by Epstein Becker & Green on

This has been a busy year for New York employers, especially those with offices in New York City. As we near the beginning of 2018, there are many changes that have recently gone into effect (or will soon go into effect) that...more

Employment Flash - November 2017

Recently Passed US Federal, State and Local and International Employment Laws - This November 2017 special edition of the Employment Flash summarizes certain noteworthy U.S. federal, state and local, as well as...more

City Of Santa Monica Minimum Paid Sick Leave Accrual Limits To Increase January 1, 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The grace period is over. Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Santa Monica’s minimum cap on accrued sick leave for eligible employees will increase from 40 to 72 hours for businesses with 26 or more employees. The...more

New York City Adds “Safe Time” To Paid Sick Leave Law

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York City employers will need to extend safe time leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking following the recent expansion of the paid sick leave law that will...more

New York City Expands Coverage of Earned Sick Time Act

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New York City Mayor de Blasio has signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”) expanding the Act’s coverage in two significant respects. First, effective May 5, 2018, the Act will be known as...more

NYC Passes Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time” for Domestic Violence Victims

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the City’s administrative code which would afford leave time to victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation Of ‘Safe Time’

by BakerHostetler on

On Monday, Nov. 6, newly re-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law “Intro. 1313-A,” a bill that amends and expands the coverage of New York City’s paid sick leave law. The bill renames the sick leave law as the “Earned...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXIX: NYC Mayor Signs Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Use of paid sick time for “safe time” reasons is coming to New York City following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signing of an amendment to the city’s Earned Sick Time Act earlier this week....more

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Expanding Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time”

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On November 6, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment (“Safe Time Amendment” or “Amendment”) to New York City’s existing Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) that will allow domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to...more

What The Earned Sick And Safe Time Act Means For New York Employers

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, expanding coverage to New York City workers to now include paid "safe time." Under the existing law,...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On November 6, 2017, the New York City Council passed Int. 1313-2016 that amends the Paid Sick Leave Law. Don’t panic, employers. The law does not require additional leave. It merely adds another covered reason that...more

NYC Expands Sick Time Act to Offer Safe Time to Victims of Sexual Abuse, Stalking, and Human Trafficking

On November 6, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed New York City Council legislation Int. 1313-2016 (also referred to as Int. 1313-A or the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act) into law, expanding the New York City Earned Sick Time Act....more

Bill Expanding Coverage Under the NYC Earned Sick Time Act Signed Into Law

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law an amendment to the NYC Earned Sick Time Act expanding the covered reasons for leave under the law, as well as broadening the definition of a covered family member for...more

Mayor Signs Law Adding Safe Time To NYC Earned Sick Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro 1313-A into law, requiring employers to provide paid time off for hours taken in connection with family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking,...more

NYC Council Passes Bill to Expand Coverage Under the Earned Sick Time Act

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would amend the NYC Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) to expand the covered reasons for leave to include situations where an employee or an employee’s family member is a victim of...more

New York City Council Amends Earned Sick Time Act to Permit Employees to Use Paid Time Off for “Safe Time”

by Murtha Cullina on

On October 17, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill amending the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (which took effect on April 1, 2014) to require paid time off for victims of family offense matters, sexual...more

New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law To Include Safe Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council...more

Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave Law Lacks Clarity on Several Key Issues

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

After many revisions, the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”) was signed into law last week. The basics are as follows...more

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