Paid Sick Leave

The paid leave law environment changes regularly, with new leave laws emerging at both the state and federal levels. Just this year, three states (California, Connecticut and Massachusetts) have enacted paid sick leave laws; many cities have done the same. You want to ensure that your paid sick leave policy is up-to-date and compliant. This can be particularly challenging for organizations that operate in multiple locations, particularly in multiple states.

If you want to make sure that your paid sick leave policies and paid sick leave practices comply with national, state and municipal regulations, you’ve come to the right place.

This XpertHR blog offers the current insights and practical information about paid sick leave laws that you need to know now. You’ll benefit from expert insights related to new regulations and glean valuable information that can help you ensure that your sick leave laws are relevant, accurate and compliant.

Featured ‘Paid Sick Leave’ Posts

iStock_000055534200_Small-300x210The Paid Sick Leave Trend: Get Your Ducks In A Row HR, Now!

Melissa Burdorf explains how the paid sick leave revolution is upon us! From 2014 to 2015, the number of paid sick leave laws in the US more than doubled. As of today, four states and more than 20 municipalities have created their own paid sick leave laws, and there are already six new laws on the books for 2016 (with Pittsburgh being the latest).

HR-Intel-picture-300x196HR Intel – President Obama Weighs in on Paid Sick Leave and More…

Michael Jacobson provides a roundup of workplace trends and legal developments to keep HR ahead of the curve. The latest news includes President Obama leveraging the US Labor Day holiday to launch a new paid sick leave initiative for employees of federal contractors, aiming to cover some of the approximately 44 million American employees in the private sector who are not eligible for paid sick leave.

Employment Law Differences Between The US and England Affecting Global Businesses 

Melissa Silver breaks down some of the key differences between employment law in both the UK and US. Some of the differences include drug testing, post-termination covenants and employee entitlements. Despite the US and England enjoying a close relationship, you’ll be surprised at just how many differences there are.

California-Specific Webinar Highlights Pressing Handbook Issues 

California employers face a h0st of unique employment law issues at both the state and local levels that must be taken into account when developing, implementing and enforcing employee handbooks. Littler Mendelson employment attorneys Chris Cobey and Ben Emmert, of the firm’s San Jose office, explore those challenges…

128px-California_Counties_and_Court_of_Appeals_MapCalifornia Remains Ahead Of The Curve With Workplace Trends 

California continues to lead the way in expanding the rights of employees and obligations of employers in the workplace in many areas. This should come as no surprise to employers and HR since the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) extends to protections to almost 20 protected classes and California provides employees with more than one dozen…

Increased Employee Leave Protection Podcast 

While there have been few development in paid sick leave laws in congress there has been a growing trend of leave laws to protect US workers at both a state and municipal level. In this great podcast, Oregon employment attorney Kyle Abraham of the Barran Liebman Law firm breaks down the latest developments and what they mean for you and your employees.

Challenging Employee Handbook Issues Showcased in XpertHR Webinar 

A recent XpertHR webinar features employee handbook issues and reveals some rather interesting findings. Presented by Littler Mendelson employment attorney Chris Cobey, the webinar explores a multitude of legal trends, including paid sick leave, minimum wage changes and more…

5 Key Ways New Leave Laws Will Impact Your Employee Handbooks 

XpertHR’s Beth Zoller has broken down the 5 key facts about the new paid sick leave laws and how they are going to make your existing employee handbooks out of date. This article includes an insight into the interaction between the different types of level and the fact that smaller employers aren’t excused. Even employers with just one employee could be affected.

iStock_000051912656_Small-300x199New Labor and Employment Laws Ring in 2015 

As the Times Square ball dropped in New York City to ring in the new year, a host of new employment laws across the US took effect. Some of the key developments include a multitude of state minimum wage increases, a criminal history law affecting private employers, plus paid sick leave requirements…