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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

Time Is Running Out! Are You Ready For The New York State Paid Family Leave Law?

As we previously reported, New York’s Paid Family Leave law will take effect on New Year’s Day. Although employers with operations in New York State may be familiar with the eligibility requirements and benefit amounts under...more

WPI Insider Briefing – A Taxing Year Races to the Finish Line

by Littler on

As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress made progress toward their singular legislative priority to enact comprehensive tax reform. Facing uncertainty in the 2018 midterm...more

New York Paid Family Leave Obligations for Manufacturers

Effective January 1, 2018, employees of manufacturers working in New York State may be eligible for paid family leave. The NY Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”) is both broader than and more narrow than the federal Family and...more

Is a Federal Paid Leave Law on the Horizon? Maybe. . . Employers Should Stay Tuned

by Baker Donelson on

On November 2, 2017, three Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (the "Workflex Bill" or "HR 4219"). The bill is intended to help employees have a better work-life...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

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

Congress Tackles Federal Paid Leave with Flexible Work Standards Bill

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) last week introduced bill H.R. 4219, "Workflex in the 21st Century Act," which, if passed, will create a voluntary program through which employers can opt to offer employees a...more

House Republicans Try To Remedy Patchwork Of Paid Sick Leave

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Eight states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 municipalities have enacted laws mandating differing paid leave requirements. Localities such as New York and San Francisco, have enacted some of the most aggressive...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

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