Tag: sick leave

Video: Why Should Employers Consider Offering Paid Sick Leave?

As more and more states and cities adapt paid sick leave laws or ordinances, employers that operate in multiple states will increasingly find themselves with a section of their workforce covered by such laws.  Might it be easier and simpler for such employers to adopt a global policy, extending paid leave to all of  its […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Violating Sick Leave Policy

by Brittany E. Medio, JD, Saul Ewing LLP The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer. The court found the employee was terminated not for engaging in protected activity but for violating […]

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Court Sends Louisiana Police Department’s Sick Leave Policy to Jail

by Jason Culotta, JD, Jones Walker A recent decision by the federal district court in Shreveport puts employers on notice that overly broad and intrusive sick leave policies violate not only federal and state laws prohibiting disability discrimination but also potentially employees’ privacy rights under the Louisiana Constitution.

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Do Your Job … Don’t Show Up

As paid sick leave continues to trend across the nation, one company is inviting American workers to take an “unsick day” to focus on his or her health.

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Infographic: Paid Sick Leave Laws Around the U.S.

Prior to 2014, there were only 4 paid sick leave laws in effect nationwide. That number has grown in the past 2 years to more than 30 laws, covering several states, cities, and counties.  The infographic below provides a broader picture of which states, cities, and counties offer paid sick leave laws. UPDATE: The infographic […]

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Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposals

by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC On August 18 and 19, two Maricopa County Superior Court judges cleared the way for two voter initiatives with significant implications for Arizona employers to appear on the November ballot. One would raise the statewide minimum hourly wage to $10 on January 1, 2017, and the other would […]

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Experts Say Paid Sick Leave Rule Will Create Burdens for Contractors

In recent series of articles, Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld outlines the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) proposed paid sick leave rule, its requirements, and the time frame for compliance. But what will the paid sick leave requirements really mean for government contractors? What should contractors be doing now to ensure compliance when […]

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Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial changes

by Susan G. Fentin Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey recently issued final regulations for the state’s new earned sick time law that aren’t quite what employers were expecting. As a result, employers are scrambling to update their sick time policies before the July 1 compliance deadline. Language in a “model notice” that the AG […]

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