The City of Newark Department of Child and Family Well-Being has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the City’s new Paid Sick Time Ordinance. Original indications were that the law would be effective in May; however, the announcement says the Ordinance becomes effective on June 21, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Newark, New Jersey has enacted an ordinance requiring private employers to provide paid sick time to employees. This law will go into effect on May 29, 2014.
In June 2013, the New York City Council passed the Earned Sick Time Act into law. With the support of newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, an overwhelming majority of the City Council voted to expand the Earned Sick Time Act. This law will go into effect on April 1, 2014.
New Jersey and Philadelphia have enacted new laws to protect employees from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions. Both laws amend existing laws prohibiting discrimination for other causes and became effective immediately upon signature—January 20, 2014 in Philadelphia and January 21, 2014 in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »
Effective January 1, 2014, Portland, Oregon will require private-sector employers with six or more employees to provide paid sick leave to employees and smaller employers will need to provide unpaid sick leave. Regulations now clarify a number of points under the new ordinance.
One of the most difficult things for human resource professionals to do is to keep up with changing state and local laws. Below is a brief summary of some new laws of interest. Read the rest of this entry »
The New York City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Bloomberg, approving a new law that will require employers to provide paid sick leave. New York City joins San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and the state of Connecticut in requiring paid sick leave. Read the rest of this entry »