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Maine Earned Leave Act: Maine Really is the Vacation State

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On May 28, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) signed into law a groundbreaking new statute requiring Maine employers (even small businesses) to provide paid time off beginning January 1, 2021.  The law is the first of its...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Maine Enacts First-of-Its-Kind Paid Leave Law

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On May 28, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” (“Law”), which requires private employers to provide paid leave to their employees.  Scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2021,...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Q&A: Maine’s Pioneering Paid Leave Law

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L.D. 369 was initially titled “An Act to Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Earned Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees.” However, it was transformed during the amendment process into “An Act...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If Pain (or Anything Else), Yes Gain—Part 65: Maine Becomes First State to Enact Paid Time Off Law

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this week, Maine became the first state to enact a mandatory paid time off law. The law, known as the Earned Employee Leave Act, requires employers to allow employees to use earned paid leave for...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

New Jersey Expands Family Leave Laws

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On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that expands New Jersey’s protections for employees who need unpaid and paid leaves of absence under three statutes: (1) the New Jersey Family...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Maine Becomes First State to Require Paid Leave for Any Reason

Maine’s Governor Janet Mills has signed into law an Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave (the “Act”), which will require covered employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid personal leave per calendar year....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Maine Becomes the First State to Mandate Paid Leave for Any Reason

On May 28, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed L.D. 369, making Maine the first state to require that private employers provide earned paid leave—not just sick leave—to employees. The bill, “An Act Authorizing Earned...more

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

More Paid Time Off From Work for New York Voters

As part of New York State’s recently enacted budget for fiscal year 2020, the state’s election law has been revised to permit employees with up to three hours of paid time off to vote at any election. Previously, under...more

Cozen O'Connor

Update on Texas Legislature Bill to Reverse Austin Sick Pay Law

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At the beginning of the Texas Legislature session this year, it seemed like a slam dunk that conservative lawmakers would stop Austin and other cities in their tracks in their efforts to pass employment laws like mandatory...more

FordHarrison

New Jersey Expands Family Leave Laws to Provide Greater Benefits to Employees

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On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that significantly expands an employee’s right to unpaid and paid leave under New Jersey’s existing Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”), Temporary...more

Varnum LLP

New Laws That Will Take Effect in 2019: Paid Medical Leave Act and Minimum Wage

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On December 13, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) and Public Act 368 of 2018 amending the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, both of which will go into effect in late March...more

Littler

Michigan Governor Signs Amended Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Laws

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On December 14, 2018, Michigan’s employment law landscape dramatically changed—again—when Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills (SB) 1171 and 1175. ...more

Hogan Lovells

New Jersey’s New Earned Sick Leave Act: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Just a reminder, the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act (the “Act”) went into effect on October 29, 2018. Which employers are covered? The Act applies to all private New Jersey employers. ...more

Genova Burns LLC

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About New Jersey’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

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Fall brings requests for time off for school conferences. Winter brings absences for colds and flu. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law (the “Sick Leave Law”) provides paid sick leave to virtually every New Jersey employee to...more

Littler

Employers are Preparing Now to Tackle 2019's Newest Labor and Employment Laws

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As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond. On January 1, and throughout the coming year, employers across the nation...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part 57: Paid Sick Leave Bug Spreads To Westchester County, NY

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last month, Westchester County became the second New York State municipality - and first county - to pass a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. The ordinance is expected to take effect on or about March...more

Littler

New Jersey Publishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Notice in 12 New Languages

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New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJ DOL) created a webpage concerning the state’s paid sick and safe time law, which took effect on October 29, 2018. ...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

NJ Sick Leave Act Confusion Continues

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Today, October 29, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect. Employers around the state have been working to update their sick leave or Paid Time Off policies to be fully compliant with this new workplace...more

Fisher Phillips

NJ Publishes FAQs To Clarify Requirements Of Paid Sick Leave Law

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Just a few short days before the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will become law, requiring New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to covered employees, the state Department of...more

Fisher Phillips

Westchester County Mandates Employee Sick Leave

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Westchester County has just enacted an Earned Sick Leave Law which will soon require Westchester employers to provide sick leave to its employees. All Westchester employees—both full-time and part-time—who work more than 80...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Notice Now Available

by Norris McLaughlin, P.A. on

As employers with New Jersey employees should know, the state’s Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on October 29, 2018. The Act requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part 53: New Jersey Releases Proposed Earned Sick Leave Rules

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Seyfarth Synopsis: With the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act’s October 29, 2018 effective date rapidly approaching, the state recently released proposed Earned Sick Leave Rules. However, it looks very likely that the rules will...more

Littler

From Ballots to Bills: Michigan Adopts Paid Sick and Safe Time Law and Raises the Minimum Wage

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On September 5, 2018, the Michigan Legislature adopted as law a proposed ballot measure that will require employers to provide their employees paid leave that can be used for “sick” and “safe” time purposes. Michigan’s Earned...more

Cozen O'Connor

II-34- Ten Things You Missed From Summer 2018

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We're back! This brand new episode addresses the 10 developments you may have missed from this past summer of 2018, including employees secretly recording the workplace, new non-compete legislation, the unstoppable #MeToo...more

Varnum LLP

Michigan Legislature Approves Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Initiatives

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On September 5, 2018, the Michigan legislature voted to pass two ballot initiatives: the Michigan One Fair Wage that would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour and eliminate the tipped minimum wage, and...more

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