Tag Archives: paid sick leave

Court Confirms Minneapolis Sick Leave Ordinance Not Enforceable Against Employers Based Outside of City

Last week, a court upheld the Minneapolis paid sick leave ordinance, but ruled that it is only enforceable against employers within the city’s limits. Minneapolis’s paid sick leave ordinance was passed in 2016 and was immediately challenged by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, which argued that the Minneapolis ordinance conflicts with state law and cannot … Continue Reading

Ohio Means Business: New Law Prohibits Cities and Counties From Enacting Paid Sick Leave, Predictive Scheduling, and Minimum Wage Laws

Imagine you operate multiple business locations in Columbus, Ohio where 3 counties comprise the city proper and as many as 11 counties comprise the larger Columbus Metropolitan Area. Now imagine that each of those counties adopts their own local ordinance requiring paid sick leave as well as advance notice (and extra pay) to employees before … Continue Reading

Complimentary Webinar October 20: It Pays to Be Sick – How To Comply With Executive Order 13706

The final regulations for Executive Order 13706 (“Paid Sick Leave for Workers on Federal Contracts”) were published September 30, 2016.  Under the Executive Order and final regulations, paid sick leave obligations will begin with new solicitations and contracts beginning January 1, 2017. Do you know if your organization is covered and if so, do you … Continue Reading

Final Regulations Published for Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave

On the eve of the end of its fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced final rules implementing Executive Order 13706 requiring that covered federal contractors provide paid sick leave for covered employees. Scheduled for official publication tomorrow in the federal register, the rules require federal contractors to provide at least 1 hour of paid sick leave for … Continue Reading

PSL: How Does the Patchwork Grow?

However many patches it takes to make a paid sick leave patchwork, we are there…and adding more. Here are the patches added in 2016, thus far: Alabama is now a kibosh state, joining about a dozen others that prohibit municipalities from passing a law requiring employers to provide employees with paid or unpaid leave. The … Continue Reading

The Evolving Paid Sick Leave Patchwork: 2016 Update

Another year, more PSL patches. With nearly 30 patches now, and contributions from every level of government, PSL has achieved full-fledged patchwork status. This year’s PSL highlights include: Oregon becomes the fourth state with PSL, joining CA, CT and MA. Montgomery County, MD becomes the first county to enact a PSL law. With more than … Continue Reading

Mega-Patchwork of Paid Sick Leave Laws Here and Growing!

Eighteen months ago, we posted about the developing patchwork of state and local paid sick leave (PSL) laws.  I urged readers to squint a bit out over the leave-and-attendance law horizon to see this patchwork taking shape. Eighteen months later, there’s no need to squint. The patchwork is very visible, and growing. Eighteen months ago, Connecticut … Continue Reading

Eugene, Oregon Becomes Ninth Patch in Paid Sick Leave Patchwork

Eugene, OR enacted its “Ordinance Concerning Sick Leave” on July 29, 2014, making it the ninth jurisdiction to have a paid sick leave law. The other eight are San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, OR, New York City, Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, Connecticut and the District of Columbia.  Massachusetts voters will decide in November whether … Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave: Connecticut Tweaks and Newark Speaks

The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law has been tweaked in three respects: (1) to allow employers to determine the 50-employee applicability threshold in the same manner as under the state’s Family and Medical Leave Act, i.e., by determining whether the employer has at least 50 employees on its payroll for the week containing October 1; … Continue Reading

A Pattern of Sick Leave Abuse: “I Know It When I See It.”

Now that summer is upon us, at least some employees—a small percent, no doubt–may be thinking about how to turn those half day Fridays off into full day Fridays off, or turning two day weekends into three day weekends.   For employees lacking the creativity to develop their own strategies, the internet offers much guidance, such … Continue Reading

Jersey City Adds Another Patch to the Paid Sick Leave Patchwork

And then there were seven. Seven patches in the developing “paid sick leave” patchwork that we presaged months ago. It started with San Francisco in 2007. Then the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Seattle, Portland, OR, and  NYC . Now, add the Jersey City, N.J. patch. The Jersey City variation requires employers with at least 10 … Continue Reading

NYC Adds Another Patch to the Paid Sick Leave Patchwork

Add the New York City patch to the patchwork of paid sick leave laws developing around the country. We wrote about this development in an earlier post. The NYC law, called the Earned Sick Time Act, was passed June 27, 2013, when the New York City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of the bill. NYC … Continue Reading

A Mega Leave-and-Attendance Patchwork on its Way!

If you look out toward the leave-and-attendance legislation horizon, and you might have to squint a bit but not much, you can see yet another patchwork beginning to take shape. This one is on paid sick days. Multi-state employers need to watch this carefully since it is certainly heading for full-fledged “patchwork” status which, when … Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave Laws: Truth in Consequences?

Miles’ Law, named for Rufus Miles, a chief in the U.S. Bureau of the Budget in the 1940’s, states that “where you stand depends on where you sit.” That law certainly applies to paid sick leave legislation. Advocates tout that everyone will benefit, including businesses. For example, Portland, Oregon recently enacted an ordinance requiring sick time … Continue Reading

Reminder to Philadelphia Employers: You May Have to Provide Your Employees with Paid Sick Leave

As of July 1, 2012, several employers in Philadelphia now have to provide their employees with paid sick leave.  Pursuant to an amendment to Chapter 17-1300 of the Philadelphia Code, titled “Philadelphia 21st Century Minimum Wage and Benefits Standard,” certain entities providing services to, or receiving financial aid from, the City of Philadelphia must provide … Continue Reading

Connecticut First to Impose Paid Sick Leave Requirement

Connecticut has become the only state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to  employees. On July 1, 2011, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 11-52, An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees.    Beginning January 1, 2012, a covered employer must provide paid sick leave annually to each … Continue Reading