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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

A New Governor Takes Office: What NJ Employers Can Expect

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Governor Phil Murphy—officially in office just two days—has already begun to implement many of the "progressive" policy changes he promised on the campaign trail and transform New Jersey into the "California of the East."...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

New Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The recently-enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) includes a provision that eases the burden for employers who adopt paid family and medical leave policies. The Tax Act added a new federal tax credit available...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

FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

by Snell & Wilmer on

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year...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

New York’s New Paid Family Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

by Hogan Lovells on

We’ve previously written about the NYPFL here, but this post focuses on how employers should prepare now that the NYPFL has taken effect, and how employers should prepare when an employee decides to take paid leave....more

WPI State of the States: A Busy December Signals a Wild 2018 for Employers

by Littler on

Despite the holiday break in most statehouses and city halls, legislators were quite productive in December. More than 40 employment-related bills were introduced or advanced last month, across nearly 20 states and...more

Happy New Year! New York Employees Are Now Entitled To Paid Family Leave

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As of January 1, 2018, all New York employers, regardless of size, must offer paid family leave to their employees. Hopefully, employers already have revised policies in anticipation of the law taking effect....more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XLI: Prince George’s County, MD Passes Paid Safe Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this month Prince George’s County, MD passed a paid safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to go into effect in May 2018. The ordinance mandates that covered employers provide eligible employees...more

Nevada Law Will Require Employers to Provide Leave to Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A Nevada law going into effect on January 1, 2018, will require employers to provide 160 hours of leave to an employee who is a victim of domestic violence if the employee has worked for at least 90 days....more

Prince George's County, Maryland Enacts Paid "Safe" Time Law

by Littler on

On December 12, 2017, Prince George’s County, Maryland enacted Bill Number CB-87-2017, which mandates that covered employees be allowed to accrue and use paid leave for absences connected to domestic violence, sexual assault,...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

Alert: New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Updates

by Cooley LLP on

Beginning on January 1, 2018, employers in New York must offer family leave benefits to eligible employees under the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL), including partial wage replacement and job protection for up...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

Employer Responsibilities Mount as California Fires Rage

by Littler on

While parts of Northern California are still reeling from damaging wildfires there two months ago, multiple fires are currently threatening Santa Barbara/Ventura, Los Angeles and Northern San Diego Counties. Fueled by high...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

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

by Littler on

With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in...more

Bill 148 is Now the Law in Ontario, Canada

by Littler on

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law, has received Royal Assent and is now law....more

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