Employee Rights

Sick Leave

New York employers will soon be required to provide employees accrued sick leave. The New York Sick Leave Law is scheduled to take effect September 30, 2020. Employees, however, will not be entitled to use the sick leave until January 1, 2021. The amount of paid or unpaid sick leave will depend on the employer’s Read more

Essential Workers

In response to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont has signed a new executive order. Executive Order No. 7JJJ creates a “rebuttable presumption” that an essential worker who initiates a claim for workers compensation benefits, and who missed at least one day of work between March 10, Read more

New Jersey Labor Law Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released a new mandatory workplace notice for employers. Earlier this year, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 5843, requiring employers to post a notice regarding employee misclassification. The notice must contain the following information: An explanation of the prohibition for employer to misclassify its employees; Read more

Puerto Rico Labor Law Poster

Earlier this year, Governor Vazquez signed Law No. 9-2020, also known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights. Unlike most laws, the Working Women’s Bill of Rights was enacted for informational purposes. The law centralizes a non-exhaustive compilation of rights already recognized in other Puerto Rico labor laws. The law does not create any new Read more

Philadelphia Wage Theft Law Poster

Pittsburgh In 2015, the City of Pittsburgh passed the Paid Sick Days Act requiring employers to provide sick time to employees. However, the authority to pass the ordinance was challenged in court, delaying implementation. It was not until July 2019 that Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the city’s authority to pass the ordinance. Effective March 15, Read more

2020 Connecticut Sexual Harassment Peel 'N Post

During the 2019 legislative session, Connecticut Governor Lamont signed several acts affecting different labor laws in the state. Two of these acts (19-16 and 19-93) amend the Connecticut Human Rights Law, requiring employers with three or more employees to provide two hours of training and education concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of Read more

This year, Nevada lawmakers enacted several new laws that expand employee protections and create new employee rights, affecting the Nevada labor law posting responsibilities of all Nevada businesses.  Higher wages, employee health benefit plan requirements, employee paid time off and sick day notification are just a few of the legislative measures that will improve the Read more

New Hampshire Employment Discrimination Peel 'N Post

The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights has updated the mandatory New Hampshire Employment Discrimination posting. The posting, which lists all protected categories under the New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination, has been substantially redesigned. In 2018, the New Hampshire legislature enacted House Bill 1319, adding gender identity to the list of protected categories. The law Read more