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New Jersey Jumps on the Paid Sick Leave Bandwagon

by Blank Rome LLP on

Attention New Jersey employers: It looks like the Garden State is next in line to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act has now been passed by both the state assembly...more

Paid FMLA — And Perhaps Big Changes to FMLA — Passes Hurdle

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Yesterday, one of the measures floating around the Connecticut General Assembly regarding Paid Family Medical Leave passed a key committee vote. The bill still has a ways to go. Indeed, as first reported by CT News...more

Are You Preparing For Washington Paid Family And Medical Leave?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

By the end of this year, employers with employees in the state of Washington must be ready to comply with last summer’s newly-enacted a paid family and medical leave law. Since the law’s passage, Washington has been busy...more

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Beginning to Resemble a Crazy Quilt of Legislation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The proliferation of paid sick leave (PSL) laws at state and local levels, with differing and sometimes conflicting provisions, presents compliance challenges for multistate employers. Last week’s article presented a number...more

New Jersey Legislature Passes Paid Sick Leave Bill

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey State Senate, by a vote of 24-12, passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which passed the Assembly last month by a 50-24 margin, requires businesses of all sizes to...more

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Driving you Crazy? You Are Not Alone.

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we have previously reported, the trend of states and jurisdictions enacting paid sick leave (PSL) requirements continues, posing compliance challenges for multistate employers and employers with employees in a both a city...more

Sick Leave Entitlements On The Rise In CA? A Pending CA Bill Is Looking To Do Just That.

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Just three years after the enactment of California’s paid sick leave law under the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522), a new bill has been introduced seeking to increase the amount of sick leave employers...more

Pay Equity and Equal Pay Day: A Short Primer on Bans on Salary History Inquiries

Pay equity legislation is burgeoning: in 2017, several jurisdictions - including Albany, New York City, California, San Francisco, Massachusetts, Delaware, Philadelphia and Oregon - approved bans on salary history inquiries....more

New York City Will Require Employers to Grant Temporary Schedule Changes

The New York City Council recently passed a bill that will require employers to grant two temporary schedule changes per calendar year to employees for qualifying “personal events.” The law will take effect on July 18, 2018...more

The Gender Pay Equity Movement Goes International

by Fisher Phillips on

The national and international spotlight on pay equity is getting brighter by the day. By way of illustration, this post explores two laws that took effect on January 1, 2018, one in California and one in Iceland, and a wage...more

Web Exclusive: February 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first two months...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

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

New Guidance For The New York Paid Family Leave Payroll Deduction

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The ever-moving target that is the New York Paid Family Leave law (“PFL”) has, unsurprisingly, shifted yet again. We recently received confirmation from the New York State regulators that employers do not need to cap the...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

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

Austin City Council Passes Ordinance Mandating Paid Sick Leave

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Austin City Council has voted to make paid sick leave a requirement for all non-government employers in Austin. The ordinance will take effect October 1, 2018, but micro-businesses (those with five or fewer employees)...more

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick And Safe Leave Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law- Early this morning the Austin City Council passed a long-discussed ordinance requiring employers to provide...more

Maryland’s New Sick and Safe Leave Law Remains in Effect as Last Ditch Efforts to Delay Implementation Fail

On February 15, 2018, the Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates voted 12-11 to reject a bill that would have delayed the implementation of Maryland’s new sick and safe leave law, known as the Maryland...more

FAQs on Washington’s New Paid Sick and Safe Time Requirements Effective Now - Notices to Employees Due No Later Than March 1, 2018

by Perkins Coie on

The state of Washington’s new paid sick and safe time (PSST) requirements became effective January 1, 2018. They apply to all employees covered by Washington’s Minimum Wage Act. Employees who meet the “white collar”...more

New York City Bans Salary History Inquiries

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

In accordance with a new regulation that took effect on October 31st, 2017, New York City employers are now prohibited from inquiring about or relying on salary history during the hiring process. This ban makes it an unlawful...more

Austin City Council To Consider Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Austin City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday, February 15 on a proposed city ordinance which would require all private businesses in the city to offer employees at least 8 paid sick days (or 64 sick leave hours)...more

Additional Protections for Temporary Schedule Changes for Employees under New York City’s Paid Sick Time Law

by Blank Rome LLP on

Recently, the New York City Council passed a bill amending New York City’s Paid Sick Time Law (the “Act”), aiming to protect employees seeking temporary changes to their work schedules in certain circumstances. The Act was...more

Massachusetts Highest Court Holds Sick Pay is Not a Wage Under the Massachusetts Wage Act

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Mui v. Massachusetts Port Authority that payment for accrued, unused sick time is not a “wage” under the state wage act, M.G.L. c. 149, s. 148, and therefore a...more

Kansas City Decides 2018 Is The Year For Private Employers To “Ban the Box” - 5-Step Plan To Come Into Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

The City Council in Kansas City, Missouri just passed an extension of its 2013 public sector “ban the box” rule, which will soon be extended to apply to private sector employers. The new ordinance will go into effect on June...more

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