Paid Sick Leave
The Michigan Court of Claims has struck down the state's minimum wage and paid sick leave laws and restored earlier versions of the laws passed in 2018, which are significantly more beneficial to employees.
A California bill that has passed the state legislature would require employers with more than 25 employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work because of various COVID-19-related reasons, including vaccination and caring for a child or other family member.
The record-setting settlement could inspire employee advocates to push other cities to adopt paid sick leave protections for gig workers.
President Biden's American Families Plan would create a permanent nationwide paid family and medical leave program. The US is one of the few developed countries that does not guarantee workers paid time off for a new child or to deal with an illness.
Millions of California employees have regained the right to take supplemental paid sick leave under a COVID-related law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The time an employee spends getting an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine is likely compensable under the federal and state minimum wage laws, according to guidance from the Illinois Department of Labor.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has confirmed that the 2020 requirement of 80-hour COVID-related leave continues into 2021 for covered employers.
President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $900 billion earmarked for COVID-19 aid. In addition to extending the availability of tax credits for employers that continue to provide leave under the terms established by the FFCRA, the bill contains a number of other takeaways for employers.
The new COVID-19 relief bill declines to extend the mandatory paid sick and family leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020.
News: HR support for managing paid sick leave.
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