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Is the New Employer Tax Credit for You?

by FordHarrison on

Under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), businesses are entitled to a general business credit which is made up of several component credits, including the Work Opportunity Credit, the Indian...more

Maryland’s New Sick and Safe Leave Law Remains in Effect as Last Ditch Efforts to Delay Implementation Fail

On February 15, 2018, the Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates voted 12-11 to reject a bill that would have delayed the implementation of Maryland’s new sick and safe leave law, known as the Maryland...more

Taxing Decisions: New Rules on Deductions and Credits in the Employment Context

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

As many individuals turn their attention to preparing and filing their tax returns on or before April 15, there are two notable changes to the tax code of which employers should take note. These changes, tucked away in the...more

FAQs on Washington’s New Paid Sick and Safe Time Requirements Effective Now - Notices to Employees Due No Later Than March 1, 2018

by Perkins Coie on

The state of Washington’s new paid sick and safe time (PSST) requirements became effective January 1, 2018. They apply to all employees covered by Washington’s Minimum Wage Act. Employees who meet the “white collar”...more

Austin City Council To Consider Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Austin City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday, February 15 on a proposed city ordinance which would require all private businesses in the city to offer employees at least 8 paid sick days (or 64 sick leave hours)...more

ERISA will Rescue Employers Stuck in the Paid Family, Disability and Sick Leave Quagmire

Over the past several years various state and local governments have passed paid family leave, paid disability leave and paid sick leave requirements for employers operating in those jurisdictions. California and New York...more

Additional Protections for Temporary Schedule Changes for Employees under New York City’s Paid Sick Time Law

by Blank Rome LLP on

Recently, the New York City Council passed a bill amending New York City’s Paid Sick Time Law (the “Act”), aiming to protect employees seeking temporary changes to their work schedules in certain circumstances. The Act was...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from Govexec.com, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018 #2

Déjà Vu All Over Again? It is perhaps fitting that last Friday was Groundhog Day, as this week we relived the same government funding battle that we went through just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, because the shutdown card has...more

Massachusetts Highest Court Holds Sick Pay is Not a Wage Under the Massachusetts Wage Act

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Mui v. Massachusetts Port Authority that payment for accrued, unused sick time is not a “wage” under the state wage act, M.G.L. c. 149, s. 148, and therefore a...more

When Does Accrued Sick Time Become Wages? The Employer Can Dictate That

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

An issue often facing employers, in every state, is: when does sick time or vacation time become wages and under what conditions should these days be paid out, especially when an employee separates employment. The Supreme...more

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Maryland Sick Leave Requirements

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Effective February 11, 2018, Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”), Maryland’s sick leave law, will go into effect. Although Governor Larry Hogan had vetoed the measure, the Maryland General Assembly overrode...more

New York Paid Family Leave – One Month Check Up

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL) law has been in effect for over a month, yet reports indicate that many New York employers are not prepared for the operation requirements of the law. The basics of the law shouldn’t be...more

Paid Sick Leave to Take Effect in Maryland, Despite Governor’s Veto

by Bryan Cave on

Maryland has joined the growing ranks of states across the country mandating employee sick leave. Last year, the General Assembly passed the Healthy Working Families Act, requiring employers to allow employees to earn time...more

Everything Employers Need to Know About Maryland’s New Sick and Safe Leave Law

On February 11, 2018 the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “MHWFA”) will become effective unless the Maryland Legislature passes a bill to extend the effective date. As of this writing, the chances of the extension...more

Maryland's Paid Sick Leave Mandate Set to Take Effect This Month

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is scheduled to go into effect on Feb. 11, 2018, making Maryland the ninth state to mandate paid sick leave for private employers. • The Act requires that Maryland employers with...more

The Impact Of Local Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave Ordinances On The Transportation Industry

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Over the past few years, cities, counties and local municipalities have been enacting laws and ordinances, increasing the minimum wage, and requiring paid sick leave for employees. While there have been growing pains with how...more

Puerto Rico Bars Use Of Legitimate Absences In Performance Review, Adds Catastrophic Illness Leave

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Just one year after substantial changes to Puerto Rico employment laws became effective, the Governor has enacted two new sick leave laws. One shields employees from adverse consequences from sick leave use. The other creates...more

New Act in Puerto Rico Establishes a Special Paid Leave for Employees Suffering from Catastrophic Illnesses

by Littler on

The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 28 (“Act 28”), entitling all employees, including temporary employees, to take up to six days of paid leave per year if they suffer from a “catastrophic illness.”...more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018

“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ‘cause it’s cooooold out there today.” Here is your Groundhog Day Beltway Buzz...more

On This 25th Birthday of the FMLA, An Open Letter to Employers, Employees and the DOL

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As you might imagine, there may not be a more exciting day for me all year. After all, there is only one day ever in which my favorite federal statute celebrates its silver anniversary! Picture me getting my inner Jimmy...more

Maryland Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Over Governor’s Veto

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate joined the Maryland House in voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of House Bill 1, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which requires employers to provide paid sick and safe...more

PA Issues Report on Paid Family Leave

As you may recall, we previously wrote about the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to research options for paid family leave models in the Commonwealth....more

Maryland Adopts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2017 veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which requires employers in the state to permit employees to earn and use sick and safe...more

Paid Sick Leave Laws are Sweeping the Country: Are You in Compliance?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Paid sick leave, like paid family leave, is one example of an employment law issue where states are acting without waiting for the federal government. While former President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid...more

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