Westchester County Enacts Sick Leave Law

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Oct. 1 Westchester County, New York enacted an Earned Sick Leave law, becoming the third county nationwide to do so. Montgomery County, Maryland, and Cook County, Illinois also have enacted paid sick leave laws. The Westchester County law is effective in 180 days.

Compliance Memos: September 2018

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Paid Sick Leave Conflicts: Litigation vs. Ballot Box In addition to a fragmented map of municipal, county, and state paid sick leave (PSL) laws, employers now face zombie PSL laws … Read More

More Paid Sick Leave Turbulence in Texas

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The Texas Legislature convenes in January 2019. It is widely anticipated that the legislature will consider a bill to prohibit political subdivisions from enacting a leave law. If enacted, such a law would likely negate both the Austin and San Antonio ordinances.

Compliance Memos: July 2018

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Paid Sick Leave Laws Advancing in More States in 2018 This year is the most active yet for implementation of state paid sick leave (PSL) laws, including: Washington (January), Maryland … Read More

Paid Sick Leave Turbulence in Texas

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Austin passed its PSL ordinance in February, the first PSL law in the South. Last month, PSL advocates in San Antonio submitted signatures to support their effort to have voters decide in November whether to enact a PSL ordinance.

Duluth Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On May 29, The Duluth (MN) City Council passed an Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, requiring employers to allow employees to accrue an hour of leave for every 50 hours worked. The ordinance is effective in January 2020.

Compliance Memos: May 2018

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Long Legal Contest to Cap Leave as Accommodation On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a ruling by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejecting “multimonth” … Read More

March 2018: Electronic PDF

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March 2018 Employment Practices Compliance With the patchwork of federal, state, and local laws in place in the United States, compliance for employers remains challenging, but not impossible. This issue … Read More

Compliance Makeover: Paid Sick Leave

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Paid Sick Leave Laws Expand to New States, Counties, and Municipalities By Michael Soltis, JD Blog Author Paid Sick Leave at Work The vast and complex patchwork of paid sick … Read More

DMEC News: March 2018

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7th Annual Employer Leave Management Survey Results Unveiled The 2017 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey, the seventh annual survey in this series, highlights employers’ response to expanded compliance mandates, including … Read More

Compliance Memos: March 2018

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Final ERISA Disability Claim Regulations In Force on Apr. 1 New Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) regulations governing disability claim administration take effect on Apr. 1. This rule-making process … Read More

Austin Plants Paid Sick Leave Flag in the South

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Feb. 16, the Austin City Council passed a paid sick leave ordinance, the first jurisdiction in the South to ever do so. It is effective Oct. 1, 2018 for employers with more than five employees. For smaller employers, it is effective Oct. 1, 2020.