What You Need To Know About Missing Work Due to Illness

Know your employer's sick leave policy. Most employers require that you call in as soon as you know you won't make it. No law requires paid sick leave. Family and Medical Leave: applies if you have a serious medical condition and need several days off, or need intermittent leave for...

New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Businesses With Five or More Workers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

On February 26, 2014, the New York City Council, by a vote of 46 to 5, passed a bill, Int. No. 1-A-2014 (the “Bill”) , amending the New York City Earned Sick Time Act to provide that effective April 1, 2014, among other revisions, employers in New York City which employ five to 14 employees...

Newark, New Jersey Enacts Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave For Workers

On January 29, 2014, Newark Mayor Luis Quintana signed into law the Newark Sick Leave for Private Employees Ordinance , Ordinance 13-2010 (the “Newark Sick Leave Ordinance,” the “Sick Leave Ordinance,” the “Ordinance,” or the “NSLPEO”) . Effective May 29...

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Paid Sick Leave

Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part IV Oh, sure, if you're lucky enough to qualify for Family and Medical Leave, you may or may not get some paid time off if you have a serious medical condition. You're paid under that law if you have any paid sick leave or vacation time, and...

Paid Sick Leave Passes in Massachusetts

Employees also have to make a good faith effort to notify the employer in advance if the need for earned sick time is foreseeable. On November 4, 2014, voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot initiative that entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time. Massachusetts now joins Connecticut...