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Chicago-Area Employers: Paid Sick Leave Begins July 1

A reminder to all employers with any employees who work in Chicago or elsewhere in Cook County, Illinois: ordinances mandating that you provide paid sick leave to employees who work in Chicago or Cook County take effect July 1, 2017. As we previously reported here, under the Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (and the almost … Continue Reading

Paid Sick Leave Bill Clears New Jersey Senate Again

The New Jersey Senate has again approved a bill, S-799, that requires New Jersey employers to provide paid sick leave to workers in the state for: (a) the diagnosis, care, or treatment of, or recovery from, an employee’s mental or physical illness, injury or other adverse health condition, or for preventative medical care for the … Continue Reading

Pa. Judge Strikes Down Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas (the Court) recently struck down the hotly contested Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Ordinance — bestowing a generous holiday gift on the thousands of Pittsburgh (City) employers that otherwise would have been forced to start providing paid sick leave to their workers in 2016. Background  As passed by the City … Continue Reading

New Jersey Poised to Become Latest State to Require Paid Sick Leave

On December 17, 2015, the New Jersey Senate passed legislation that would require New Jersey employers of any size to provide employees with paid sick leave. The bill was received by the Assembly on December 21, 2015, and referred to the Assembly Human Services Committee. If passed by the House and signed by the Governor, … Continue Reading

As Expected, New York City Council Expands Paid Sick Leave Law on the Eve of Implementation

Not surprisingly, the New York City Council last Wednesday overwhelmingly passed Mayor Bill de Blasio's sweeping amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. Most notably, the amendment expands the Act's coverage to organizations with 5 or more employees (reduced from the prior 15-employee threshold). The amendment takes effect almost immediately, on April 1, 2014--departing from the staggered implementation scheme contemplated by the Bloomberg-era version of the Act. See our February 3, 2014 post for more specific details about the amendment's provisions: http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/2014/02/articles/employment-us/new-nyc-mayor-comes-out-of-the-gate-swinging-demands-expansion-of-paid-sick-leave-law/.… Continue Reading

New NYC Mayor Comes Out of the Gate Swinging, Demands Expansion of Paid Sick Leave Law

Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post.  New Mayor Bill de Blasio wasted no time putting his stamp on the New York City employment law landscape. On January 17, de Blasio proposed an amendment to expand the already-broad paid sick leave law that the New York City Council passed last summer. Already one … Continue Reading

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Now Required in Connecticut

Connecticut recently became the first state to mandate that employers provide paid sick leave for service workers (the “Act”), effective January 1, 2012. The Act may indicate an emerging trend of which employers should be aware. Cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, have already passed mandatory paid sick leave legislation in recent years, and … Continue Reading
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