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Maryland Becomes Ninth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

by Morgan Lewis on

The Healthy Working Families Act requires certain Maryland employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave. Maryland became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact paid sick leave...more

Maryland Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law Set to Take Effect on February 11, 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Absent further action by the Maryland General Assembly, a new sick leave law known as the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Law”) will take effect in Maryland by February 11, 2018. ...more

Maryland's Healthy Working Families Act Requires Employers in the State to Provide Sick/Safe Leave

by FordHarrison on

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland Legislature overrode Governor Hogan’s 2017 veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”). As a result, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees are now required to provide...more

It’s Here! Veto Override Vote Makes Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act a New Maryland Law

by Baker Donelson on

We previously updated you about the status and provisions of the Maryland Health Working Families Act (the “Act”), which would mandate paid sick and safe leave of up to 40 hours. After much angst and a few political...more

Maryland to Require Paid Sick Leave Following Override of Governor’s Veto

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly enacted the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act over Governor Larry Hogan’s veto. Under the new law, employers with more than 15 full-time employees must provide...more

Maryland Becomes the Latest State to Require Paid Sick and Safe Leave

by Littler on

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland legislature overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s (R) 2017 veto of the Healthy Working Families Act, Maryland HB 1 (“the Act”), enacting legislation that requires Maryland businesses to provide...more

NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 2)

by Reed Smith on

This is the second in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: In early November, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill expanding the City’s paid sick leave...more

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

Maryland Paid Sick Leave Effective February 12

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Certain Maryland employers must begin offering paid sick and safe leave to their employees under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act beginning February 12, 2018. The Act requires Maryland businesses with at least 15...more

Maryland Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Paid Sick Leave Law

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate voted 30-17 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) which passed the Maryland General Assembly last year. The Maryland...more

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

WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...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

Are You Ready for Washington’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law?

by Cozen O'Connor on

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Washington employers, regardless of size, are required to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The definition of “employee” is broad and covers most Washington-based employees....more

Watch Out! Wage and Hour and Benefits Changes to Know About Now

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

This year has been the year of change in employee pay and benefits, particularly if you are an employer practicing in more than one locality. Due to the federal government’s failure to pass wage and benefit legislation, a...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

New Year’s Surprise: Seattle Changes Paid Sick Leave Law At Last Minute

by Fisher Phillips on

Washington employers are already under the gun to develop policies and practices to meet the requirements of the state’s new paid sick law that takes effect on January 1, 2018. Those with multiple Washington locations have...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

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 Year Brings Paid Sick And Safe Leave To Washington

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Washington has joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. All Washington employers, regardless of size, must provide their employees paid sick and safe leave (“PSSL”)...more

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Appears Inevitable for Maryland Businesses

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Last legislative session the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1/SB230) (“the Act”), which required employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave. Although...more

What Requirements Washington Employers Need to Know About State Paid Sick Leave Law That Becomes Effective January 1, 2018

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

A new statewide leave law that has taken many employers by surprise - In November 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, best known for increasing Washington’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation....more

NYC Amends the Earned Sick Time Act, Expands Coverage

by Hogan Lovells on

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law amending and expanding the NYC Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA). The law previously allowed full-time and part-time NYC employees who work more than 80 hours in...more

Ontario, Canada: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Aims to Protect Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Last month, Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act was passed in response to the Changing Workplaces Review’s conclusion that there is a “need for reform of employment standards and...more

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

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