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A Love Letter to Connecticut (or, a Modest Proposal To Bring Jobs to Ohio)

Dear Connecticut, I read on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog that your state legislature passed its controversial paid sick leave bill . Your Governor supports the measure and is expected to sign it. Beginning January 1, 2012, the law will mandate that many of your state's employers with...

Jersey City, New Jersey Passes Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave For Workers

On October 21, 2013, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed into law the Jersey City Earned Sick Time Ordinance, Ordinance 13.097 (the “Jersey City Earned Sick Time Ordinance,” the “Earned Sick Time Ordinance,” the “Ordinance,” or the “JCESTO”). Effective...

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...

Employment-Related Bills Pending Signature By California Governor

The California Legislature has passed the following notable labor and employment bills, which are now awaiting approval or veto by Governor Brown: AB 1897 – This bill would expand liability for a contractor’s wage and hour violations to make the hirer of the contractor jointly liable for...

California Paid Sick Leave Posting and Notice Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2015

As California employers know, California recently enacted a statewide paid sick leave mandate for California employers. Although employers need not start providing paid sick leave benefits until July 1, 2015, the law’s posting and notice requirements take effect January 1, 2015, according to guidance...

Implementing California’s Paid Sick Leave Law: 10 Action Items

by Lucas V. Muñoz , Margaret A. Keane , Ben Gipson , and Daniel Lac Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014. In short, every employee who works...

Amendments to California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Have Been Enacted and Are Effective Immediately

This week, California’s Governor signed into law urgency legislation passed by the legislature (AB 304) to amend California’s recently enacted paid sick leave law. These amendments take effect immediately and are intended to clarify some areas of ambiguity in the law as originally enacted...

California Legislative Update: Fair Pay Act, Right to Cure Wage Statement Defects, Paid Sick Leave, and More

As California’s current legislative process heads into its final days, we have a few updates on employment-related matters relating to paid sick leave, wage statement violations, meal period waivers in the health care industry, and the Fair Pay Act. Paid Sick Leave – “24 Hours or...

California’s DLSE Issues Updated FAQ on Paid Sick Leave

As California employers know, California enacted a paid sick leave law that took effect this year and required that employees start accruing paid sick leave July 1, 2015. Later in July, California’s Governor signed urgency legislation amending the paid sick leave law. Those amendments did not change...

Paid Sick Leave Expansion Continues – This Time to Federal Contracting

by Joseph U. Leonoro Last month, on Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order will apply to employees working on federal government contracts that are solicited or awarded on or after January 1, 2017. Once the...