Sick Leave

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

Add one more city to the country’s new era of the mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. Recently, the Chicago City Council passed the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, effective next year on July 1, 2017. Covered employees, which are employees who work at least 80 hours for an employer within any 120-day period, can accrue hours Read more

The District of Columbia has stepped up enforcement efforts against wage theft. The District’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (WTPAA) went into effect on February 26, 2015, imposing new recordkeeping obligations on employers, establishing additional wage enforcement procedures, and increasing penalties and damages when an employer violates one of several wage payment laws. Read more

Last year, the District of Columbia passed the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (DC B 671) making significant changes to D.C.’s wage and hour laws. In particular, the act increases employer liability for wage-and-hour violations and changes the administrative procedures for adjudicating wage disputes. The act also increases employers’ notice obligations to employees. 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

Move over Connecticut, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle and Portland Oregon…New York City passes controversial Earned Sick Time Act. The intent behind the NYC Paid Sick Leave legislation encompasses workers needs for time off from work to take care of their health needs or the health needs of family members. Therefore, paid sick leave encourages Read more

The District of Columbia has updated two of its workplace postings with a new office location for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). The District’s “Minimum Wage” and “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act” postings include a new DOES Office of Wage-Hour street address. Employers are not required to update their labor law posters for Read more