Paid Sick Leave Quarterly: 2nd Quarter 2019

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

The vast and complex patchwork of PSL laws expanded in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The most notable development was the addition of two laws with PSL architecture but which allow paid leave to be used for any reason, not merely for sick leave.

Nevada Enacts Paid “Any Reason” Leave Law

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

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.

Paid Sick and Safe Leave

DMEC Staff@Work

Paid Sick and Safe Leave: Complex Compliance Challenges Require Customized Solutions By Janis Moebus, MA VP National Absence Management Practice Aon Health Solutions By Adam Morell, JD Senior Consultant, National … Read More

Compliance Memos: January 2019

DMEC Staff@Work

“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.