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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

What Requirements Washington Employers Need to Know About State Paid Sick Leave Law That Becomes Effective January 1, 2018

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

A new statewide leave law that has taken many employers by surprise - In November 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, best known for increasing Washington’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation....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

Employment Law Reporter - December 2017: New Local Laws Will Impact Employers

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Over the past few years an increasing number of cities and counties have become active in regulating the activities of employers. This year has been no different, and commencing in 2018, employers should prepare for a number...more

Ontario, Canada: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Aims to Protect Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Last month, Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act was passed in response to the Changing Workplaces Review’s conclusion that there is a “need for reform of employment standards and...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

FMLA FAQ: If an Employee Racks Up Both FMLA and Unexcused Absences, Can He Be Terminated?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Here’s a puzzle for you. How would you handle it? Mary Beth is a nurse for a local hospital and has been diagnosed with cancer and asthma. 1. She is certified for FMLA leave for her cancer and asthma; 2. She incurs...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

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

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

Employees and sickness leave: limits to protection against dismissal / Salariés et incapacité de travail : limites la protection...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Investigations of a private detective as a means of proof - As a result of the rules on the protection against dismissal, an employer may be prevented from dismissing an employee based on the submission of several sickness...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

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

Employment Law This Week®: EEOC Online Public Portal, Paid Sick Leave Preemption Law, DOL to Appeal Texas Ruling, California Law...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...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

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXIX: NYC Mayor Signs Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Use of paid sick time for “safe time” reasons is coming to New York City following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signing of an amendment to the city’s Earned Sick Time Act earlier this week....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

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On November 6, 2017, the New York City Council passed Int. 1313-2016 that amends the Paid Sick Leave Law. Don’t panic, employers. The law does not require additional leave. It merely adds another covered reason that...more

NYC Expands Sick Time Act to Offer Safe Time to Victims of Sexual Abuse, Stalking, and Human Trafficking

On November 6, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed New York City Council legislation Int. 1313-2016 (also referred to as Int. 1313-A or the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act) into law, expanding the New York City Earned Sick Time Act....more

New York City Expands Types of Leave Covered by Paid Sick Leave Law

by Littler on

Slightly one year after the New York City Council introduced a bill that would expand the city's paid sick leave requirements to cover "safe time" leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law on November 6, 2017....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

Risks And Costs Of Using PTO Buckets In A Paid Leave Statute World

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

With a growing number of states and cities implementing paid sick leave statutes, employers with PTO policies may be wondering whether it still makes sense to bundle different types of time off – sick, personal, and vacation...more

Washington State’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Update: The Administrative Regulations Are Finally Final

Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries has now concluded its process for drafting and finalizing the regulations for implementing Washington’s paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018. Now...more

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