Tag: local ordinances

Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time

by Michael H. Dell Morristown has joined the list of New Jersey cities that require employers to provide paid sick time to employees. Employers in Morristown have until January 11 to come into compliance with the city’s paid sick time ordinance, which was passed in September. Under the ordinance, employers with 10 or more employees […]

Minneapolis employers must prepare for new paid sick leave law

by Dennis Merley In a unanimous vote, the Minneapolis City Council has passed a paid sick and safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017. The ordinance covers all employers with one or more employees, but employers with fewer than six employees must provide only unpaid sick and safe leave. […]

Elizabeth is latest New Jersey city to require paid sick leave

by James M. Leva Elizabeth will be the 10th New Jersey municipality to require employers to provide paid sick leave when a new law takes effect on March 2. Elizabeth’s law largely mirrors laws passed in Bloomfield, East Orange, Irvington, Jersey City, Montclair, Newark, Passaic, Paterson, and Trenton. The Elizabeth law applies to all private […]

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to take effect

by Michael P. Maslanka Houston employers need to be ready for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which will take effect June 27. The new law adds to the protected classes already covered under federal and state law. Here’s a look at the major aspects of the law. Covered employers. During the first year, companies […]

Newark paid sick leave law to take effect May 29

by Joseph C. Nuzzo, Jr. Most employees in Newark, New Jersey, will begin earning paid sick leave time on May 29. The new ordinance, which was passed in January, allows employees in the city to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick leave each year. The ordinance doesn’t apply to public employees or employees […]

San Francisco employers soon must consider flexible work requests

by Cathleen S. Yonahara San Francisco’s new Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance takes effect January 1, 2014, meaning covered private employers in the city must consider employees’ requests for flexible or predictable working arrangements to assist with their caregiving responsibilities. Employers that directly or indirectly employ at least 20 employees are covered. When calculating the number […]

New Tennessee law prohibits local mandates on pay, benefits

by Kara Shea On April 11, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a bill prohibiting local governments from mandating health insurance benefits, leave policies, hourly wage standards, or prevailing wage standards that deviate from existing requirements of state and federal law as a condition of doing business with or within the jurisdiction of the […]