Sick leave

Paid Sick Leave Act

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 104, requiring all employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick time to employees. New Jersey joins Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. in requiring private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Read more

Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Austin is the latest city to join the paid sick leave bandwagon. On February 19, 2018, the Austin City Council passed the ordinance requiring employers to provide employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year to accrue paid sick and safe leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours Read more

Maryland Releases New Required Workplace Postings

This year, Maryland employers have new workplace posting responsibilities – the new Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Employee Notice and a required update to the Employee Rights Under Maryland Unemployment Law notice.  Both notices are included on Compliance Poster Company’s 2018 Maryland All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster. Maryland Sick and Safe Leave is Fast-tracked into Read more

Safe Time

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Int. 1313-A, amending the Earned Sick Time Act. Under the Act, which was renamed Earned Safe and Sick Time, employers must allow employees to use paid time off for safe time for family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking, and their Read more

Rhode Island’s Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act

Paid sick leave laws continue to be a growing trend in the United States. Rhode Island is the latest state to join seven states and Washington, D.C. in requiring paid sick leave. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act, effective July 1, 2018, employers with 18 employees must allow employees to accrue and Read more

Berkeley Adopts Paid Sick Leave and Workplace Flexibility Laws

The City of Berkeley has two new laws that provide employees with work flexibility and financial stability when they need time away from work for personal wellness and family responsibilities. The first measure goes back to the election in November 2014, when 78% of voters called on the City Council to pass a “right-to-request” flexible Read more

Minneapolis Employment Rights Poster

At least there’s still time before cold and flu season! Although many were hoping that it would end up delayed or dead, it’s happening: Effective July 1, employers in two Minnesota cities are required to provide earned sick and safe time to employees. Minneapolis started the trend by passing the Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Read more