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Rhode (Island) Rage: New Paid Sick and Safe Rules May Frustrate Employers

by Littler on

On May 11, 2018, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training finalized regulations concerning the state’s mandatory paid sick and safe time law, the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (HSFWA). The regulations...more

Alert: New York City Expands Earned Sick Time Act to Include Earned Safe Time

by Cooley LLP on

An amendment to New York City's Earned Sick Time Act, which went into effect on May 5, 2018, now permits employees to use earned sick time for certain new designated purposes, including dealing with domestic violence, sexual...more

NYC Employers Must Take Immediate Steps to Comply with Expanded Sick Leave Law

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City recently expanded its paid sick leave law to provide protected time off to employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking and to broaden the definition of a...more

San Francisco Revises Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Rules

by Littler on

On May 7, 2018, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) published revised rules concerning the city’s generous Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO)....more

Court Confirms Minneapolis Sick Leave Ordinance Not Enforceable Against Employers Based Outside of City

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last week, a court upheld the Minneapolis paid sick leave ordinance, but ruled that it is only enforceable against employers within the city’s limits. Minneapolis’s paid sick leave ordinance was passed in 2016 and was...more

New Jersey Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) has signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”), which will provide eligible employees with paid leave for their own medical needs, those of a family member, or other...more

Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Faces Legal Fight on Extraterritorial Application

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

On May 9, 2018, the Hennepin County District Court issued an order largely upholding Minneapolis’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, which provides for sick and safe leave. However, Minneapolis cannot enforce the ordinance...more

NYC Expands Earned Sick Time Act to Cover “Safe Time” - Hedge Up: A Heads-Up on Employment Issues Confronting the Hedge Fund and...

• New measure expands the NYC Earned Sick Time Act to Cover “Safe Time.” • Safe Time can be used when an employee or a member of the employee’s family has been the victim of a family offense matter, sexual offense,...more

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes – How will it Affect Your Organization?

On May 3, 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to require employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The new legislation, which will go into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts existing paid sick leave...more

Seattle Proposes Revisions to Its Paid Sick and Safe Time Rules: Some Are Controversial

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is currently accepting public comment on its proposed revisions to the Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance, some of which are controversial. OLS will accept public...more

Paid Sick Leave Now to Be Mandatory Throughout the State of New Jersey

by K&L Gates LLP on

Joining a growing number of states, New Jersey will soon require most employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. A number of New Jersey towns and cities already require such leave, but new legislation, which...more

New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which goes into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts all existing New Jersey municipal earned sick leave...more

New Jersey Becomes the 10th State to Require Paid Sick Leave

by Epstein Becker & Green on

New Jersey has joined Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington in enacting statewide paid sick leave legislation....more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLVII: New York and New Jersey Paid Sick Leave in Full Bloom

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As New York City’s amended paid sick leave ordinance, now called the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, went into effect on May 5, just days earlier New Jersey officially became home to the tenth statewide paid...more

‘Safe Time’ Amendments To New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Amendments to the New York City “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” (ESTA) went into effect on May 5, 2018. Eligible employees under the ESTA will be able to use paid time off for circumstances resulting from the employee or a...more

New Jersey Becomes Tenth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q. Do I need to provide paid sick leave to employees in New Jersey? A. Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, mandating paid sick leave for full and part-time...more

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Signed Into Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that requires New Jersey employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Once enacted, New Jersey will join nine other states and the District...more

New Jersey Joins The Growing Number Of States With Paid Sick Leave Laws

by Clark Hill PLC on

New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law an expansive paid sick leave program. Proudly signing the law, Governor Murphy said “there is no reason anyone should have to choose between economic security and their health.”...more

Governor Murphy Signs New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the “Act”), providing the vast majority of New Jersey’s private sector workers paid sick leave benefits. The Act,...more

Austin Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: The First of Many in the Lone Star State?

by Polsinelli on

On February 15, 2018, Austin became the first city in Texas to adopt a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance (the “ordinance”). ...more

Reminder About Important Changes To NYC Earned Sick Time Law Effective May 5

Beginning on May 5, 2018, all employees eligible for paid sick time in New York City will also be able to use such paid time off for "safe" time under the renamed Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (the Act). Employees do not...more

Paid Sick Leave –New Jersey Employers Your 180 Days Start Now

The changes in New Jersey following the election of Governor Phil Murphy continue. On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act"), making New Jersey the tenth state to guarantee...more

New Jersey’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

by Fisher Phillips on

New Jersey has now become the tenth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy and will go into effect on October 29, 2018....more

New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act And Springs Forward With Legislative Agenda

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Expanding employee protections in New Jersey is on the agenda for the overwhelming party-majorities in the Senate and the Assembly in the Legislature and for Governor Phil Murphy. In the latest development, Governor Murphy...more

The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law is Here

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 26th, the New Jersey Assembly passed legislation that requires employers in New Jersey to provide earned sick leave to their employees. The legislation was then passed by the New Jersey Senate on April 12th, and...more

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