Tag Archives: sick leave

New California Disability and Leave Laws – Are You Ready for 2018?

With the turn of the year comes a wave of new California disability and leave laws.  Employers should review their existing policies and procedures to determine if they will be in compliance with these new laws—many of which will go into effect on January 1: Parental Leave:  California will expand parental leave to small employers.  … Continue Reading

Gone Fishin’ on FMLA

If you are well enough to fish in fishing tournaments, you are well enough to come to work, right? Most employers, I suspect, would agree with that view and would be quite upset to learn that an employee on paid FMLA leave was on the road, fishing in tournaments, earning prize money. But the situation, … Continue Reading

Minnesota Expands Employee’s Right to Use Sick Leave

Minnesota has amended its Minnesota Parenting Leave Act to give employees the right to use sick leave for an expanded group of family members in addition to the employee’s child. Effective August 1, 2013, an employee may use personal sick leave benefits for absences due to an illness of or injury to the employee’s “adult … Continue Reading

Florida Governor Puts Kibosh on Local Leave Laws

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that puts the kibosh on local leave and attendance laws.  House Bill 655 prevents Florida’s political subdivisions from requiring private employers to provide employees with disability, sick leave or “personal necessity” benefits, among others. In a statement, Governor Scott said: "This bill fosters statewide uniformity, consistency and predictability … Continue Reading

Florida Legislature Puts Kibosh on Local Leave Laws

Florida may join Wisconsin and Indiana in putting the kibosh on local leave and attendance laws in their states. On May 2, 2013, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 655, which prevents Florida’s political subdivisions from requiring private employers to provide employees with disability, sick leave or “personal necessity” benefits, among others. The bill, which … Continue Reading
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