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California Governor Signs “New Parent Leave Act”

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 63 (“the New Parent Leave Act”). Under the new law, employers may not refuse to allow certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond...more

New California Law Requires Small Employers to Provide Unpaid Baby-Bonding Leave

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the New Parent Leave Act, a law that will require employers with 20-49 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected parental leave to...more

Parental Leave Extended to Employees of Smaller Companies

by Payne & Fears on

Senate Bill 63 significantly expands job-protected leave for millions of Californians. The new law allows employees who work for a company with 20 or more employees within a 75-mile radius to take up to 12 weeks of leave to...more

California Will Require Small Businesses to Provide 12 Weeks of Unpaid, Protected Leave for Baby Bonding Purposes

by Littler on

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the New Parent Leave Act (SB 63) ("the Act") into law, requiring employers with at least 20 employees to provide employees with 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected...more

European Labour & Employment Update - September 2017

by Jones Day on

In this edition, we report from around Europe on some interesting case law developments that affect the way employers manage their employees. The range of issues covered shows that, despite the breadth of directives issued by...more

Back to School Bulletin! Special State Leave Laws Can Apply for Parents

by Littler on

Approximately nine jurisdictions, from California to Massachusetts, require employers to grant employees unpaid time off to attend or participate in activities at their child’s school or day-care facility. These laws vary...more

The Layers Of The Paid Sick Leave Law In Montgomery County, Maryland

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave law became effective. This law allows all employees, with few exceptions, that work in Montgomery County, Maryland, to accrue paid and/or unpaid sick and...more

D.C. Council Passes Substantial New Paid Leave Legislation

The Washington, D.C., City Council passed landmark legislation this week that would provide all private sector D.C. employees with eight weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, two weeks of paid personal...more

Paid Sick & Family Leave Passes D.C. City Council

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

For over a year, the D.C. City Council has considered a bill that would have provided employees in the nation’s capital paid family and sick leave. Now, after extended debate and comment from the public and business...more

China Employment Law Alert: Greater Marriage and Parental Leave Benefits for Qualified Couples in Shanghai

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

A policy shift has been taking place in China: governments are encouraging increased procreation by Chinese couples, and the “One-Child Policy” is being replaced by incentives that encourage citizens to marry earlier and have...more

Trick or Treat for California Employers

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As we approach Halloween, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have been busy on the employment front. The results of this activity are a “mixed bag” for California employers....more

D.C. Council Introduces Bill Providing 16 Weeks Of PAID Leave to D.C. Employees

Yesterday (October 6, 2015), 7 of the 13 members of the Council of the District of Columbia introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 (the “Act”). If passed, the Act would significantly impact employers and workers in...more

Time Warner-EEOC Settlement Provides a Cautionary Tale to Employers Who Provide Mothers More Parental Leave Than Fathers

I recently read in the NY Times that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled a charge with Time Warner, Inc., the parent company of CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. where a former employee alleged that...more

It’s Back to School Time for Students and Your Parent Employees, Too

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It’s that time of year when students around the country head back to school. In addition to watching their office supplies fly out of their store rooms, employers will see an increase in employee requests for time off work to...more

Paid Parental Leave: Boston Starts Another Party

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a recent trail blazing move, Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an ordinance establishing paid parental leave for city employees. This ordinance distinguishes Boston — known for some other revolution-inducing tactics —...more

Employment Update: Federal Budget 2015 Changes To The Paid Parental Leave Scheme

by DLA Piper on

The Federal Government has announced as part of the Federal Budget radical changes to the interplay between the current government funded parental leave scheme and any similar paid schemes operated by employers. Under...more

Statutory Paternity Leave Introduced in Hong Kong

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance was passed on 24 December 2014 and came into force on 27 February 2015. It amends the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) and entitles working fathers and fathers-to-be up to three days of paid...more

What Employers Need to Know About the Expanded Massachusetts Parental Leave Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Jan. 7, 2015, then-Governor Deval Patrick signed the Parental Leave Act into law, extending parental leave to male employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child. The amendment – which becomes effective on...more

Massachusetts Enacts Parental Leave for Both Mothers and Fathers

In one of his last acts as governor, former-Governor Deval Patrick signed into law on January 7, 2015 an amendment to the previous Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law that extends eight weeks of unpaid leave to both male and...more

New Massachusetts Parental Leave Law Extends Protections to Male Employees

by Fisher Phillips on

With very little fanfare or media attention, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed a bill into law the day before he left office that establishes parental leave in Massachusetts for both female and male employees. ...more

Legal Update: Shared Parental Leave

by K&L Gates LLP on

What happened? The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 December 2014 and will apply to children whose expected week of birth or placement for adoption is on or after 5 April 2015. The...more

New Shared Parental Leave Regime Effective 1 December 2014

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regime comes into effect in the United Kingdom from today, 1 December 2014. The system will be available to eligible employees with a child due to be born on or after 5 April 2015. It...more

One month countdown to shared parental leave

by DLA Piper on

Clare Gregory, a Partner in our Sheffield office comments: There has been increasing publicity recently about the new shared parental leave regime which will, from 1 December 2014, for the first time, allow parents to share...more

England and Wales: Upcoming Changes to UK Family-Friendly Rights

by Dechert LLP on

The next year brings some major changes to family-friendly rights in the UK. Shared system of parental leave and pay - The current position in the UK is that: Mothers are entitled to up to 52 weeks of...more

Shared Parental Leave: Steps for UK Employers

by Morgan Lewis on

UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force. The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more

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