This week, Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law requiring private employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour an employee works. Employees must be permitted to use up to forty hours of available paid leave “without providing a reason to his or her employer.” Nevada’s

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would create a national system of paid leave for employees. This is the third attempt in the last five years by these same legislators to create federal paid leave.  But, with

“Paid leave was the most prevalent employee benefit” provided by private sector employers in the United States in 2012, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report entitled “Beyond the Numbers.”  The report analyzed eight categories of paid leave: holidays, vacation, sick leave, personal leave, funeral leave, jury duty leave, military leave