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.
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
On Sept. 5, Michigan lawmakers adopted the paid sick leave initiative that otherwise would have been presented to voters in November. The GOP-controlled Senate and House adopted the initiative by wide margins.
The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (MESTL) in its entirety as it applies to interstate rail carriers, according to a recent decision by a Massachusetts federal district court.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Last week, a court upheld the Minneapolis paid sick leave ordinance, but ruled that it is only enforceable against employers within the city’s limits.
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
On May 2, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made the Garden State the tenth in the nation to enact a paid sick leave (PSL) law and also canceled 13 municipal PSL laws within the state.
With a new Democratic Governor who supports a paid sick leave law (PSL) and solid Democratic majorities in both legislative chambers, New Jersey is poised to become the tenth state to enact a paid sick leave law.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is considering a paid sick leave (PSL) bill that is substantially similar to the bill introduced but not passed last year. The proposed Earned Sick Leave Law has the typical PSL architecture.
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
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
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
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
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.
The Washington State Paid Sick Leave Act as applied to pilots and flight attendants is unconstitutional and preempted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act, according to a complaint filed last week in federal court by the Air Transport Association of America.