On May 15, 2023, in response to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 technical assistance: “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”. This guidance has now been updated roughly twenty times since the start of the
Virginia Law Mandating Unpaid Organ Donor Leave Goes Into Effect July 2023
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a law on April 12, 2023 mandating employers provide unpaid organ donor leave. When the law goes into effect on July 1, 2023, Virginia will join nearly 20 other states that require employers to provide medical donor leave.
Under the new law, Virginia employers with at least 50 employees must…
San Francisco Issues Implementation Guidance for Military Leave Pay Protection Act
On February 19, 2023, San Francisco’s Private Sector Military Leave Pay Protection Act took effect. The ordinance requires covered employers to provide supplemental pay to an employee while on leave for military duty for up to 30 days in a calendar year.
San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement has issued Implementation Guidance to assist…
Bloomington and St. Paul’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinances Get Checkups in the New Year
Responding to increased attention to worker protections promoting public health and safety, both Bloomington’s and St. Paul’s City Councils recently unanimously approved amendments to their Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinances. The ESST Ordinances obligate an employer to pay their employees when they take time off for reasons related to the employee’s or the…
San Francisco Passes Ordinance Mandating Paid Military Leave
On January 20, 2023, San Francisco approved the Military Leave Pay Protection Act, which mandates that certain employers must provide paid leave for employees taking leave for military duty.
The ordinance takes effect 30 days after passage on February 19, 2023.
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(Mothering) Justice Denied: Michigan Legislative Amendments to Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Upheld
The Michigan legislature was within its authority to amend two ballot initiatives in 2018, one to significantly raise the minimum wage and the other to greatly expand the availability of paid sick leave to employees, the Michigan Court of Appeals has held. Mothering Justice v. Attorney General, 2023 Mich. App. LEXIS 625 (Mich. Ct.
2022 New York Roundup: State, City Legislative and Related Developments
In 2022, New York State and New York City enacted many new workplace laws, creating additional obligations for employers.
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The Aftermath of U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs: Where Are the States in Fall 2022?
The legal landscape around abortion rights has changed greatly following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022), which ended a nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to abortion and opened the door for states to implement and enforce new laws on access to abortion.
Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Pregnancy and Related Conditions
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a fact resource on October 4, 2022, reaffirming that Title IX of the Education Amendments Act protects students and employees from discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions.
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Now Is Always a Good Time to Evaluate Your FMLA Processes
Based on our experience advising hundreds of employers and closely watching court rulings on cases around the country, we offer a few tips for complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Employers should follow their own policies with respect to FMLA leave and requests for time off. To avoid potential issues, employers should…