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MD DLLR Provides New Information on Healthy Working Families Act

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The DLLR recently issued new guidance concerning the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for employers. The new guidance takes the form of sample policies and updated or new responses to the previously posted frequently...more

Working Wise: Navigating State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we discuss issues employers should be aware of regarding the ever-increasing number of state and local laws that require employers to provide paid sick leave....more

A Win For MA Employers, Sick Pay Does Not Constitute Wages

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q. I have employees in Massachusetts. Do I need to pay for accrued sick leave upon termination? A. In a recent opinion, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court followed the lead of most other jurisdictions in finding...more

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

Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave In Effect

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As the first quarter of 2018 nears its end, and we are adjusting to an extra hour of daylight (and an hour less sleep this weekend) we wanted to take a moment to remind you about the Paid Sick Leave obligations that went into...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

Working Wise: Accommodating an Employee's Disability through Leaves of Absence

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we highlight the challenges of accommodating an employee's disability through leaves of absence. The podcast covers the background of the Americans with Disabilities Act, how leave can be a reasonable...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

What You Need to Know About Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

by Winstead PC on

On February 15, 2018, the Austin City Council approved a new ordinance requiring private employers in Austin to provide paid sick leave for employees—a first for Texas cities. The Ordinance, which is not effective until...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

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

When You’re Sick, Can You Get Better For the Right “Price”?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Earlier this week, as I peeked up from my bed covers, I heard the lovely, comforting sound I heard when I was a kid. “Come on Down!”...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

Top Developments in Canadian Employment Law in 2017

by DLA Piper on

With 2017 in our rear-view mirror and with 2018 now upon us, it is time to reflect on the top developments in Canadian employment law in 2017. The following cases represent a cross-section of the most significant employment...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...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

Employment Law - February 2018 #2

In Massachusetts, ‘Wages’ Don’t Include Sick Time - Why it matters - Accrued, unused sick time does not count as “wages” under state law, Massachusetts’ highest court has determined in a matter of first impression. A...more

Austin, Texas Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

The Austin, Texas City Council has enacted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance, becoming the first southern city to pass such a law for private sector employees. The ordinance will take effect on October 1, 2018 for...more

Minnesota Legislature Convenes 2018 Session - Legal Wrangling Threatens Progress

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The 2018 Minnesota legislature kicked off at noon yesterday with no solution to the legal standoff in the Minnesota Senate over whether a Republican state senator can legally hold both her Senate seat and be lieutenant...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

Austin’s Earned Sick Time Ordinance: 8 Things You Need to Know

In the early hours of February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council passed a new ordinance on earned sick time that affects employers in Austin, Texas. The ordinance will not take effect until October 1, 2018, and is likely to...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

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