Sick leave

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

Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act is Ruled Invalid

On May 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that the City of Pittsburgh was without authority to enact the Paid Sick Days Act. Background The Paid Sick Days Act, enacted on August 3, 2015, was set to require employers to provide paid or unpaid sick time to their employees working within the geographical boundaries Read more

Arizona sick leave - red lozenges

Arizona employers, get ready to raise your voice – the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to the Earned Paid Sick Time law which will go into effect on July 1, 2017. The ICA will be accepting written comments on the proposed rules until June 5, 2017, and Read more

Each year, more states and communities are requiring employers to provide their workers with sick leave benefits to care for themselves or family members who are ill or injured. This year, Illinois follows the trend with its own Employee Sick Leave Act. The Act doesn’t give workers any additional time off, but it does require Read more

At least until the next court date, Minnesota employers operating outside of the city of Minneapolis can breathe a sigh of relief…and so can employees of Minneapolis-based employers. In response to the initial challenge to the Midwest’s first local sick leave law, a Hennepin County District Court Judge ruled that the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Read more