While Maine may have been the first state to pass a paid “any reason” leave law, Nevada was a close second. On June 12, Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak, signed a bill requiring private sector employers with at least 50 employees to allow employees to accrue paid leave which may be used for any reason.
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The Maine legislature recently passed an act authorizing earned employee leave. If Governor Mills, who has been vocal in her support of the bill, signs the bill into law, it would take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
On May 3, 2019, Westchester County Executive George Latimer formally signed into law the County’s Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Law (Safe Time Law).
The New Hampshire Paid Family Medical Leave law has been left behind in the dust after Republican Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the bill.
A recent Connecticut Appellate Court case provides helpful reminders that regular, reliable attendance can be an essential function of many jobs; and eliminating an essential job function is not a reasonable accommodation.
The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance can be enforced against businesses not physically located in the city but who have employees who work at least eight (80) hours in a year within the geographic boundaries of the city, according to a state appellate court decision last week.
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On Apr. 23, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) issued a Best Practices Bluepaper as guidance for employers with three or more employees facing accommodation requests from employees for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
Over the next several months, the fate of local paid sick leave laws may well be decided by the Texas legislature.
The Pittsburgh pregnancy accommodation ordinance has been in effect since Mar. 15, 2019.
The 6th Circuit’s ruling in Tinsley v. Caterpillar Fin. Servs., Corp., No. 18-5303 (6th Cir. Mar. 20, 2019) is a good reminder that not all impairments rise to the level of a “disability” within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Governor Bevin signed Senate Bill 18, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act. The Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA) and applies to employers with 15 or more employees within the state in each of twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, as well as any agent of the employer.
The Michigan Supreme Court will wade into the clash involving the constitutionality of the state’s Paid Medical Leave Act, at least to decide whether to consider the substance of that clash.
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The 4th Circuit has reaffirmed its position that regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of most jobs.
In the global economy, it is not unusual for U.S. multinational companies to have employees working overseas. Overseas employment arrangements require employers to navigate a variety of complex legal issues – some of them leave related.
Companies should begin preparing now for the new Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law, which becomes effective on Apr. 10, 2019.
In major news for employers in Pittsburgh, the City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance greatly expanding protections for pregnant employees and imposing several new requirements on private employers, much like those under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and related EEOC guidance.
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