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Proposed Rhode Island Sick Leave Regulations Fail to Provide Clarity and Will Increase Employer Headaches if Finalized

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has finally released its proposed regulations, 260-RICR-30-05-5 regarding the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”). As we...more

Winter Weather and Employee Challenges

Winter is coming…still. Some parts of the state are expected to receive possible snow squalls as well as a potential rain/snow storm in the weeks to come. Weather conditions such as these often create challenges with...more

Austin Sick Leave Law Brings Local Regulation Of Employers Deep In[To] The Heart Of Texas (And Why You Should Care Even If You’re...

Although many employers voluntarily offer some form of paid sick leave as a benefit, there is no federal law that requires it unless the employer is a government contractor. Connecticut was the first state to require sick...more

Are You Covered By The Federal Paid Sick Leave Law For Federal Contractors?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As paid sick leave laws continue to pass across the nation, as recently seen in Austin, Texas, employers have focused on complying with the various state and local jurisdictions’ paid sick leave requirements . However,...more

Austin Adopts Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Austin, Texas recently became the first municipality in the South to enact a paid sick and safe leave law for private sector employees. The sick and safe leave ordinance will take effect on October 1, 2018 for employers with...more

New Guidance For The New York Paid Family Leave Payroll Deduction

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The ever-moving target that is the New York Paid Family Leave law (“PFL”) has, unsurprisingly, shifted yet again. We recently received confirmation from the New York State regulators that employers do not need to cap the...more

Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Now In Effect

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q: I have employees working in Maryland. What do I need to know and do in order to comply with Maryland’s new paid sick leave law? A: The Maryland Healthy Working Family Act (the “Act”) went into effect on February 11,...more

Austin, Texas Mandates Paid Sick Leave

by FordHarrison on

The city of Austin, Texas has become the first Southern city to require virtually all private employers to offer paid sick leave to employees working within Austin’s city limits. This new ordinance goes into effect October 1,...more

Austin Becomes First City in the South to Require Paid Sick Leave

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Feb. 16th, the Austin City Council voted 9-2 to pass an ordinance making paid sick leave available to employees of all private employers in Austin, Texas. The ordinance, which takes effect Oct. 1, 2018, for businesses with...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLIV: Austin Becomes First City In Texas To Mandate Paid Sick Leave

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Catching the paid sick leave bug, on February 16, 2018, Austin became the first Texas city – and the first Southern jurisdiction – to pass a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance, which will take effect on...more

NYC Sick Leave Gets a New Companion: Safe Leave

On May 5, 2018, an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act will take effect, expanding the law to allow paid leave to be used by employees when they or their family members are victims of family offense matters...more

March 1 Is Rapidly Approaching: Deadline to Notify Your Washington State Employees of Paid Sick Leave Law

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On January 1, 2018, the Washington State Paid Sick Leave (“PSL”) law went into effect, requiring that all Washington employers provide PSL to non-exempt employees. Details of the PSL law are outlined in our previous advisory....more

Indian Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

Under a newly amended law, many employers in India are required to increase paid maternity leave and offer on-site day care services; some of the new standards await clarification. Providing crèche (day care) facilities is...more

Tax Incentive for Paid Family Medical Leave May Alleviate FMLA Benefit Complications

by Carlton Fields on

Not only does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contain a tax incentive to promote the offering of paid family medical leave (FML), but it creates a lower-cost way to eliminate common complications that arise when employees are...more

Does Anything Good Happen After Midnight? Austin, Texas Adopts Paid Sick Leave

by Littler on

At approximately 1:00 a.m. CST on February 16, 2018, the Austin, Texas City Council approved an ordinance establishing a paid sick leave requirement that will apply to all private employers located within the City. If, as...more

Accrued, Unused Sick Leave Pay Is Not A “Wage” Under Massachusetts Wage Act

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held that accrued, unused sick time is not “wages” by the Massachusetts Wage Act, M.G.L.c. 149, § 148, and thus does not require payment within the time frame prescribed by the...more

Austin City Council Passes Ordinance Mandating Paid Sick Leave

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Austin City Council has voted to make paid sick leave a requirement for all non-government employers in Austin. The ordinance will take effect October 1, 2018, but micro-businesses (those with five or fewer employees)...more

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick And Safe Leave Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law- Early this morning the Austin City Council passed a long-discussed ordinance requiring employers to provide...more

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

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

Paid Sick Leave Under Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Goes Into Effect

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires certain Maryland employers to offer paid sick leave to their employees. It took effect on February 11, 2018— 30 days after the legislature overrode Governor Larry Hogan's...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

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

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