Sick leave

On July 1, 2015, employees that work in the city of Eugene, Oregon will start earning a new benefit – paid sick leave. A proposed rule released earlier this month by the city of Eugene suggests how the paid sick leave law will operate. As proposed, the following conditions will apply: Who Is Covered by Read more

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved paid sick leave law. Massachusetts has now become the third state to adopt a statewide paid sick leave. The law is effective, July 1, 2015 and applies to all private sector employers. The requirements, however, will depend on the company’s size. Employers with 11 or more employees must Read more

Employees in the city of New York are now earning a full week of paid sick leave annually. Under a new law that went into effect on April 1, companies with five or more employees must provide employees up to 40 hours paid time off to care for their own illness or health care or Read more

Paid and unpaid sick leave laws are part of a growing trend that allows employees time off to recover from their own illness or to care for a sick family member.  Currently, Jersey City, New York City, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, the state of Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. have all passed sick leave laws, often Read more

Last February the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is working on new set of FMLA leave regulations for military and airline flight crew families. The final version of those regulations is expected to be announced in the near future. In the meantime, you might be interested in learning more about how the Read more