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Pittsburgh’s New Sick Leave Ordinance Challenged in State Court

In August, the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed an ordinance that will require most employers to provide workers with paid or unpaid sick time. Pittsburgh follows the lead of Philadelphia, which approved a similar measure earlier this year. Shortly thereafter, the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association and a group of Pittsburgh businesses filed a challenge … Continue Reading

Oregon Becomes the Fourth State with a Paid Sick Leave Law

Oregon recently passed a new law that will require most employers with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick time. Oregon is the fourth state to adopt a paid sick leave law, following Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts.   Some Key Provisions of the Passed Bill: Effective January 1, 2016, employers with 10 or more … Continue Reading

Philadelphia Issues Sick Leave Notice

The City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office (“the Agency”) recently issued its official notice of employee rights under the Philadelphia sick leave ordinance. Philadelphia’s sick leave ordinance, which takes effect on May 13, 2015, requires employers to provide employees with notice of their right to sick leave by either distributing the notice to each employee … Continue Reading

Voters in Four Jurisdictions Pass Sick Leave Ballot Initiatives

The national sick leave trend continues to gain momentum as voters in Massachusetts, Trenton and Montclair, New Jersey, and Oakland, California approved ballot initiatives requiring employers within each jurisdiction to provide sick leave to their employees.  Similar laws already have taken effect in several jurisdictions across the country, including the States of Connecticut and California, … Continue Reading

Four More New Jersey Cities Enact Sick Leave Laws

Four New Jersey municipalities—Passaic, Paterson, Irvington, and East Orange—recently enacted  ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The Ordinances will take effect in January 2015, or, for employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, upon expiration of the CBA.  Similar laws already have taken effect in Newark and Jersey … Continue Reading

Massachusetts and Vermont Paid Sick Time

  Bills pending in Massachusetts and Vermont mandating paid sick time follow the precedent set by Rhode Island and Connecticut, potentially spreading the requirement through New England. New York and the District of Columbia recently also adopted similar requirements, and paid sick leave bills are pending, or campaigns to require them are under way, in 18 … Continue Reading

Newark Follows Jersey City with Sick Leave Law

On January 29, 2014, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey signed into law an Ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, effective May 29, 2014, or, for employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”), upon expiration of the current union contract. Similar laws have been enacted in the … Continue Reading

D.C. Expands Sick Leave Law

D.C.’s expanded sick leave requirements became effective March 7, but employers have until a statement of its fiscal effect is published in the D.C. Register.  Nevertheless, D.C. employers should begin to update their policies.  Key aspects of the amended law include: No changes to the minimum amount of paid sick days that must be provided … Continue Reading

City Council Expands New York City Earned Sick Time Act

Yesterday, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) expanding its coverage in several significant ways as of April 1, 2014. This alert summarizes the amended Act, which requires virtually all New York City employers to provide mandatory paid or unpaid sick leave to … Continue Reading

New York City Earned Sick Time Act to Be Expanded

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) will take effect on April 1, 2014. The Act requires most New York City employers to provide mandatory paid and unpaid sick leave to employees working in New York City, subject to certain minimum coverage requirements. On Friday, January 17, Mayor Bill de Blasio, standing … Continue Reading

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Takes Effect April 1, 2014

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) has an enabling provision that ties its effective date to a Federal Reserve index measure of the New York City economy on December 16, 2013. That index measure has now been met. Therefore, the Act will take effect on April 1, 2014. Read this alert … Continue Reading

Jersey City Mayor Signs Sick Leave Law, Continues National Trend

On September 26, 2013, the Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey signed into law an Ordinance requiring employers to provide sick leave to their employees effective January 24, 2014. Similar laws have been enacted in the State of Connecticut and other localities such as New York City; Washington, D.C.; Seattle; San Francisco; and Portland, Oregon. … Continue Reading

New Jersey Issues SAFE Act Poster

On October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE Act) will take effect, requiring employers to provide unpaid leave to employees affected by domestic or sexual violence. For more on the requirements of the new law, see our past client alert New Jersey’s New Law Requires Unpaid Leave for Victims of … Continue Reading

Rhode Island Laws Extend Paid Benefits to Caregivers

On July 11, 2013, the Governor of Rhode Island signed a new bill into law which will expand the state’s temporary disability insurance program to provide wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off to care for a seriously ill family member. This alert examines the provisions of the new law, which takes effect … Continue Reading

New Jersey’s New Law Requires Unpaid Leave for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

On July 17, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed S-2177 – the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act) – to require that employers provide unpaid leave to employees affected by domestic or sexual violence. New Jersey joins several states with similar laws, while other states and the U.S. Congress have … Continue Reading
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