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Nevada Employers Prepare to Provide Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

In the new year, Nevada employers will be required to provide workplace protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence. Nevada Senate Bill 361, which was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval over the...more

Rhode Island Is the Latest State to Require Paid Sick Leave

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed into law the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (“Act”), which will require Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave...more

New York Rings In Significant Employment Law Changes For The New Year

by Cole Schotz on

New York employers should be ready to kick-off 2018 with a slew of updated policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the State’s changing legal landscape. As we say “goodbye” to 2017, New York must say “hello” to the...more

New York Mayor Expands Paid Sick Leave Law: Employers Required to Provide Paid ‘Safe Leave’ for Abuse Victims

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” into law. The new law, which will take effect on May 5, 2018, expands the purposes for which employees may use sick leave,...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

NYC Passes Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time” for Domestic Violence Victims

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the City’s administrative code which would afford leave time to victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human...more

What The Earned Sick And Safe Time Act Means For New York Employers

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, expanding coverage to New York City workers to now include paid "safe time." Under the existing law,...more

Mayor Signs Law Adding Safe Time To NYC Earned Sick Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro 1313-A into law, requiring employers to provide paid time off for hours taken in connection with family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking,...more

Will Maryland Employers Be Required to Provide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave?

by Baker Donelson on

State and local jurisdictions across the country continue to enact mandatory paid sick leave laws that create administrative and compliance challenges for employers. At least seven states, the District of Columbia and...more

Minneapolis And Saint Paul Sick And Safe Leave Ordinances Effective July 1

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance and the Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2017, as scheduled. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the state...more

2016 DC Metro Area Employment Law Year In Review

The District of Columbia, Maryland (including Montgomery County) witnessed an active 2016 with respect to new and amended workplace laws that impose additional responsibilities on employers, and expand employee rights and...more

Montgomery County Sick and Safe Leave Law Amended to Permit Use for Birth, Adoption, Foster Care, and Bonding

by Littler on

Effective immediately, employers in Montgomery County, Maryland must allow eligible employees in the County to use up to 56 hours of paid sick and safe leave provided under Montgomery County’s sick and safe leave law for...more

Montgomery County, MD Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act: Coming October 1, 2016

by Baker Donelson on

In less than 30 days on October 1, 2016, the Montgomery County, Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act ("ESSLA") will become effective. The ESSLA's broad reach encompasses those employers who have physical locations in...more

Minneapolis Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

On May 27, 2016, after more than six months of public discussion, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will require all employers in the city to provide paid sick and safe leave to most workers....more

Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Compliance Guide

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council passed its long awaited Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, requiring most employers with employees working in the City of Minneapolis to provide paid sick/safe time to those employees...more

Vermont Becomes Fifth State to Require Paid Sick Leave

On March 9, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a measure that will make Vermont the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave. Vermont’s new sick leave law bears similarities to some other...more

Public Hearings Held On Two Additional District of Columbia Employment-Related Bills

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the D.C. Council held a joint public hearing on two employment-related bills. Both the video and audio recordings of the hearing are available on the D.C. Council’s website....more

Montgomery County, Maryland Joins the Jurisdictions Requiring Paid Sick Leave, Alters the Employer Tip Credit

by Littler on

The Montgomery County, Maryland Council recently passed two amendments to the County Code that impact employers. First, the County has joined in the recent trend of mandatory sick leave laws by requiring employers with one...more

D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act Imposes New Notice and Recordkeeping Requirements on Employers

The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 ("the Act") – which became effective on February 26, 2015 – makes broad changes to D.C.’s wage and hour laws, including the Minimum Wage Revision Act, the...more

New Jersey Assembly And Senate Amend Domestic Violence Leave Bills

As previously reported in the July 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, several pending bills (A2919 and S2177) would require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual...more

“NJ SAFE Act” Would Require Unpaid Leave To Victims Of Sexual Assault Or Domestic Violence

Similar bills pending before the Assembly (A2919) and Senate (S2177), each entitled the “New Jersey Security and Financial Employment Act” or the “NJ SAFE Act,” would require employers with 25 or more employees to provide 20...more

Seattle Paid Sick And Safe Leave Ordinance—Employers With Employees Working In Seattle, Are You Ready For The New Seattle...

Effective September 1, 2012, most private employers that have employees working within the city of Seattle, Washington will be required to provide such employees specific amounts of paid leave for use for personal illness,...more

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