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All Items: Paid Sick Leave

  • New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

    Date:
    May 3, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a sweeping paid sick and safe leave law. Effective October 29, an estimated 1.2 million workers in the Garden State will gain the right to paid sick leave.

  • New Jersey Poised to Enact Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    April 25, 2018

    New Jersey is expected to become the 10th state to pass a paid sick leave law, joining Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

  • Paid Sick Leave Trend Comes South to Austin, Texas

    Date:
    February 21, 2018

    Austin joins nine states and several other municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws in recent years. It is the first in the South to do so, establishing a beachhead for potential expansion of this trend into other liberal-leaning cities and towns in an otherwise-conservative region.

  • Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Passed Over Governor's Veto

    Date:
    January 17, 2018

    The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of a 2017 bill to enact the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which mandates employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave. The law is the ninth statewide paid sick leave law in the nation.

  • New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    November 17, 2017

    New York City has expanded its paid sick leave law to cover employees when they or a family member are the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.

  • Federal Workflex Bill Would Preempt State, Local Paid Leave Laws

    Date:
    November 9, 2017

    A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to include a voluntary option for qualified compensated leave and flexible workplace arrangements. If passed, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act will enable employers to comply with a single, national paid leave law instead of multiple state and local paid leave requirements.

  • Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

    Date:
    October 4, 2017

    Effective July 1, 2018, the "Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act" law will require employers with 18 or more employees to provide employees up to three days of paid sick and safe leave per calendar year.

  • Minimum Wage Increases Advance in San Diego and Washington, DC

    Date:
    June 8, 2016

    San Diego and Washington, DC, are expected to join the growing ranks of municipalities around the country that have adopted local minimum wage hikes.

  • Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to Take Effect

    Date:
    June 2, 2016

    The Minneapolis City Council has approved a comprehensive ordinance that will require private employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees starting July 1, 2017. Employers with at least six employees will have to provide paid leave. Those with five or fewer employees will be permitted to provide unpaid leave.

  • Paid Sick Leave Expanding Into Los Angeles and Chicago

    Date:
    April 27, 2016

    Los Angeles and Chicago employers may need to comply with new sets of paid sick leave rules based on proposed amendments to local minimum wage ordinances - perhaps as early as this summer.

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