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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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 […]
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.
Lockton—a consulting services company—has released its third annual “Human Resources Trends: A Spotlight on Absence Management” survey. The survey highlights the many challenges—and opportunities—facing employers across the United States.
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.
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 […]
In Illinois, employees soon will be able to use their sick days to care for family members.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]