Tag: paid sick leave

State Supreme Court Asked to Review Constitutionally of Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws On February 20, 2019, the Michigan House adopted a resolution (H.R. 25), along with the state Senate (S.R. 16), requesting guidance from the state Supreme Court about the new minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. Procedurally, under the Michigan…

Paid Sick Leave Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, Vermont employees may accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per annual period (any continuous 12-month period of time, based on an employee’s first day of work). Previously, employees were only permitted to accrue and use up to 24 hours per annual period. Read the…

2019 Minimum Wage Increase In October 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $8.85 per hour. The new rate is effective January 1, 2019. Read the press release Temporary Disability Leave Revisions On October 4, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation…

Austin Paid Sick Leave Temporarily Blocked On August 17, 2018, an Austin-based appeals court blocked the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, which would have required private employers to provide employees with paid sick leave when it took effect October 1, 2018. The court ruling temporarily blocks the ordinance from going into effect while portions of…

Q: We have employees in multiple states. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? A: As with other state-specific laws that differ from state to state, you may — as long as compliant in all states — offer a paid sick leave policy based on the most employee-generous…

FEHA and National Origin Discrimination On May 17, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the California Fair Employment and Housing Council’s new amendments to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act regarding national origin discrimination and employment. The new amendments: Clarify the definitions of national origin and national origin groups. Clarify permissible and…

Discrimination Posters Updated On April 8, 2018, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights updated the following required workplace posters: New Jersey Law Prohibits Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation New Jersey Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment These posters must be displayed in locations easily visible to all employees and applicants and all persons seeking…

Question:  Does Colorado Law require a public sector employer to allow an employee to use paid sick time off to care for a sick or injured child? Answer:  Colorado regulations require that public sector employees be granted paid sick leave for health reasons, including diagnostic and preventive examinations, treatment, and recovery. Full-time employees earn sick…