Tag: Paid Sick Leave

New Jersey cities getting paid sick leave laws

by Kevin J. Skelly Paid sick leave laws are gaining ground in New Jersey, as new laws in several cities are scheduled to take effect in the coming weeks and months. Paterson, Irvington, Passaic, Newark, East Orange, Jersey City, Trenton, and Montclair have passed laws either in city councils or, in the case of Trenton […]

New Massachusetts law requires paid sick leave

Voters in Massachusetts approved a law in the November 4 election that requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave. The law takes effect July 1, 2015. Under the law, Massachusetts employers with at least 11 employees must provide paid sick leave. Employees will accrue paid sick leave beginning July 1, 2015, at the rate […]

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 […]

New York City paid sick leave law begins April 1

by New York Employment Law Letter New York City employers need to be ready for the city’s new Earned Sick Time Act by the April 1 effective date. Beginning April 1, the law, passed last summer over the veto of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg, requires private-sector employers with 20 or more employees in New York City […]

Portland, Oregon, latest to adopt mandatory sick leave law

by Calvin L. Keith Portland, Oregon, has become just the fourth U.S. city to require that employers provide sick leave. The new ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2014. Here is a brief summary. Who is covered? Any employee who works more than 240 hours per year in Portland is covered. The law includes anyone […]

Congress Members Introduce More Paid Sick Leave Legislation

U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) introduced legislation yesterday that would guarantee paid sick leave for employees infected by the H1N1 virus (also known as “swine flu”). The legislation would take effect 15 days after being signed into law but would end after two years. According to Dodd and DeLauro’s […]

Will Congress Require Paid Sick Days for Flu?

Congress Members Introduce More Paid Sick Leave Legislation – November 18, 2009 A U.S. House committee is set to consider a bill during the week of November 16 that would temporarily require employers to provide paid sick days for employees sent home or told to stay home from work because of the flu. U.S. Representative […]

H1N1 Swine Flu Information and Resources for Employers

HRHero.com and M. Lee Smith Publishers is making its Pandemics and H1N1 sample policy available to everyone. The policy covers topics such as employee leave, alternative work arrangements, preventing the spread of contagious illnesses in the workplace, and much more. Download the free Pandemics and H1N1 Sample Policy The policy was created through a collaboration […]

Obama Will Bring Change for Employers

Now that President Barack Obama has been sworn into office many expect to see more new workplace regulations in the upcoming months than at any time in the last two decades. This article discusses of some of the proposed legislation that could affect employers in the areas of civil rights (the Civil Rights Act of […]