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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

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

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

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

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

Washington Paid Sick Leave Law Requires Employer Action by January 2018

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The Washington Paid Sick Leave law (WPSL) goes into effect January 1, 2018. The new law requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide non-exempt employees 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours of work. The new law...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XXXVIII: Washington Releases Final Paid Sick Leave Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 20, 2017, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries released the state’s final paid sick leave rules. Among other things, the final rules impose a number of additional burdens on covered...more

Update on Washington State Paid Sick Leave, Effective January 1, 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Beginning January 1, 2018, all employers in Washington State must provide non-exempt employees with paid sick leave under a new state law, Initiative 1433. The Department of Labor and Industries recently released its final...more

Department of Labor and Industries Issued Final Paid Sick Leave Rules

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Department of Labor and Industries issued its final paid sick leave rules addressing employer requirements and employee rights under Initiative 1433. Beginning on January 1, 2018, all...more

New York City Council Amends Earned Sick Time Act to Permit Employees to Use Paid Time Off for “Safe Time”

by Murtha Cullina on

On October 17, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill amending the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (which took effect on April 1, 2014) to require paid time off for victims of family offense matters, sexual...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXVII: NYC Set to Expand Earned Sick Time Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 17, 2017, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the city’s Earned Sick Time Act that, if signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as expected, would allow eligible employees to use paid sick...more

New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law To Include Safe Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council...more

Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Rhode Island has joined the growing list of states and municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, signed by Governor Gina Raimondo, employers with at least...more

Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave Law Lacks Clarity on Several Key Issues

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

After many revisions, the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”) was signed into law last week. The basics are as follows...more

On the Rhode Again: Paid Sick Leave Drought Ends with New Rhode Island Law

by Littler on

After a nine-month drought in 2017, a new paid sick and safe leave law has been enacted in Rhode Island. Upon coming back into session in September, state legislators swiftly returned to advancing their identical paid leave...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXVI: Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, but ruled that it cannot be enforced against nonresident employers. Barring reversal on appeal to the...more

A Chart Summarizing CA’s State And Local Paid Sick Leave Rules

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Tyreen Torner has just updated this CA State & Local PSL Chart. It summarizes the Paid Sick Leave laws for California and the eight cities that have their own rules (LA, SF, San Diego, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Monica, and...more

Is Pawternity Leave The Next New Trend?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There are few things I love more in life other than dogs and beer. So when I saw this article I was delighted! A beer company, called BrewDog, has decided to pay its employees a week of new puppy leave dubbed “pawternity” or...more

Rhode Island Employees May Soon Be Entitled to Paid Sick Time

On September 19, 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill that would require, with limited exception, all Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide their employees with paid sick time. The...more

If Pain, Yes Gain – Part XXXV: Rhode Island Legislature Approves Statewide Paid Sick Time Bill

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After Rhode Island’s legislative efforts to pass a statewide paid sick time bill stalled in the Spring, the bill was resuscitated by state lawmakers Tuesday evening. Rhode Island is now poised to become the...more

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