Over the next several months, the fate of local paid sick leave laws may well be decided by the Texas legislature. But while lawmakers continue to debate whether Texas cities should be prohibited from establishing their own paid sick time mandates, efforts to expand their reach are marching forward. Last week, the City of Dallas
The Layers of the Paid Sick Leave Law in Montgomery County, Maryland
On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave law became effective. This law allows all employees, with few exceptions, that work in Montgomery County, Maryland, to accrue paid and/or unpaid sick and safe leave, depending on the size of their employer, to use for their own illness, an illness of a family…
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 you can change their work schedule. Perhaps a few of the counties also enact an increased minimum wage of $15 an hour –much like the proposal to increase the minimum wage that was supposed to be voted upon in Cleveland in May of 2017. Would you want to continue to do business in Columbus or would you curtail your growth in that city and look for a more employer friendly home for your future business locations?
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Arizona and Washington Join The PSL Patchwork
On Election Day, voters in Arizona and Washington approved measures requiring employers in their respective states to provide paid sick leave and requiring employers to raise the minimum wage. They join the PSL states of California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont and an ever growing patchwork of cities and counties. …
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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…
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
Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Laws in Three Cities and Massachusetts
“Elections have consequences” goes the maxim and one of the consequences of the November 4 election is that employers in four additional jurisdictions have paid sick leave laws (PSL) to consider. The margin of approval suggests that PSL laws are widely supported by the electorate.
Massachusetts becomes the third state to enact a PSL, following…
New Jersey Considers Putting Kibosh on Local Leave Laws
The New Jersey Assembly is considering a bill that would put the kibosh on local government efforts to require private employers to provide employees with paid sick leave. This proposed legislation is a response to the fact that six New Jersey municipalities have enacted a “patchwork” of paid sick leave laws within the past year,…
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,…
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…