Compliance Memos: January 2019

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“Failure-to-Accommodate” Claims Hit Significant Barrier In Exby-Stolley v. Bd. of County Commissioners, the plaintiff resigned due to her belief that the employer intended to terminate her, since it rejected the … Read More

Michigan’s Amended Paid Medical Leave Law

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act requires employers in Michigan to provide their employees with accrued paid medical leave to use for their own or their family members’ medical needs and for purposes related to domestic violence and sexual assault. The new law will become effective in March 2019.

Michigan Governor Signs Sick Leave Amendment

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

On Dec. 13, Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the bill amending the recently enacted Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law, putting the finishing touch on a two-step political strategy to have the legislature craft a PSL bill rather than have voters consider a bill crafted by PSL advocates.

A Dozen Paid Sick Leave Laws Disappear

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The Garden State passed the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law last May; it went into effect on Oct. 28, 2018. A provision of that law nullifies the thirteen municipal PSL laws that had been passed in the state, for a net reduction of twelve PSL laws.

Paid Sick Leave on its Way to Albany County

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

Albany County (NY) will likely become the fourth county in the nation to adopt a paid sick leave law. The only question is when it will be adopted. The Law Committee of the County Legislature held a public hearing earlier this week on an amended proposed Albany County Paid Sick Leave Act.

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

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

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