Guidance for Employers on Navigating Paid Sick Leave Laws

Posted on 04-12-2017

This chart summarizes state paid sick leave laws and notes which states do not have such laws. It does not discuss municipal ordinances but does indicate local governments that do have such laws where there is no statewide law. This chart is intended for private employers.

Note also that while no federal statute requires that employers provide paid sick leave for employees, Executive Order 13706 mandates that, effective January 1, 2017, covered federal contractors give employees up to seven days of paid sick leave each year. See 80 FR 54697. It remains to be seen if the Trump Administration will rescind this executive order.

The chart covers the following:

  • Jurisdictions that have paid sick leave laws
  • Employers and employees who are covered under paid sick leave laws
  • How employees accrue sick leave and when they can use it
  • Whether unused paid sick leave carries over from year to year
  • Notice and posting requirements under paid sick leave laws Penalties for non-compliance
  • For more information on sick leave requirements, see Additional Resources below.

The following states have no applicable state law: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming


 

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NON-JURISDICTIONAL RESOURCES

> DEVISING EMPLOYEE SICK LEAVE POLICIES

RESEARCH PATH: Labor & Employment > Attendance, Leaves, and Disabilities > Attendance and Time Off > Practice Notes > Drafting Attendance and Time-Off Policies

> CHECKLIST – DRAFTING PAID SICK LEAVE POLICIES

RESEARCH PATH: Labor & Employment > Attendance, Leaves, and Disabilities > Attendance and Time Off > Forms > Sick Leave Policies

> SICK LEAVE POLICY

RESEARCH PATH: Labor & Employment > Attendance, Leaves, and Disabilities > Attendance and Time Off > Forms > Sick Leave Policies

Additional Resources by state can be found on Lexis Practice Advisor

RESEARCH PATH: Labor & Employment > Attendance, Leaves, and Disabilities > Other Types of Leave > Practice Notes > Complying with State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws Chart