When Rhode Island Employers Must Pay Sick Leave

One issue raised by the coronavirus (COVID-19) is whether an employee who must self-isolate must be paid. Although there is no federal paid sick leave law, 11 states require paid sick leave, including most recently Rhode Island.   In the event of a public health emergency, regardless of whether a business or a school or childcare facility closes or an employee must care for themselves or a family member who

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New Paid Family Leave Law and Update to Workers' Comp for Washington, D.C.

Information on D.C.’s Paid Family Leave The District of Columbia has a new Paid Family Leave (PFL) Law with an effective date of July 1, 2020. The Paid Family Leave notice has just been released in both English and Spanish. This required posting has a publication date of 12/2019. Under the new law, covered employees may receive up to 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave benefits in a year: Up

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Do Employees Have a Right to Sick Leave for Stress?

Mental health conditions, including stress, affect millions of Americans: the current statistics reveal that at least one in five Americans suffers mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The American Institute of Stress reports that job stress is the major source of stress for American adults and that over half of the 550 million working days lost yearly to absenteeism are the result of stress.

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2020 Saint Paul, MN Minimum Wage Ordinance

Beginning January 1, 2020, covered employers in Saint Paul, Minnesota, must comply with the city’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. NEW INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES The city’s former Earned Sick and Safe Time notice has been renamed City of Saint Paul Employee Rights, and information on the new minimum wage requirements as well as Earned Sick and Safe Time is all on one notice.   Who Is Covered Under the

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Safe Time Leave Law for Westchester County, NY

Effective October 30, 2019, covered employers in Westchester County, New York, must comply with a new Safe Time Leave Law. What Employers and Employees Need to Know Who Is Covered Under the Safe Time Leave Law? In general, the Safe Time Leave (STL) Law applies to all full-time and part-time employees who work more than 90 days in a year for a covered employer in Westchester County. In particular, the

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Paid Time Off Coming Soon to Duluth, Minnesota

  Duluth, Minnesota’s new Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Below we’ve provided some important information about the law for employers and employees. Details of the Earned Sick and Safe Time Law Employer Requirements Under the law, employers with 5 or more workers must provide ESST to all part-time and full-time employees working within Duluth’s city limits. Employees must earn 1 hour

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Paid Sick Leave Coming Soon to Dallas, Texas

The City of Dallas has released a Paid Sick Leave (PSL) notice in both English and Spanish, outlining details of the new ordinance. Employers should make sure they are prepared prior to the August 1, 2019 effective date. Details of the PSL Ordinance Accrual of Paid Sick Leave As of August 1, 2019: Employers with 16 or more employees in the past 12 months must provide 1 hour of PSL

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Recent Labor Law Changes in Nevada

The Silver State has released a slew of changes to its labor law notices, including updates to the Annual Minimum Wage Bulletin for 2019 and the Rules to Be Observed by Employers notice. Plus, two brand-new notices have been issued: Notice to Employer that Employee is Sick or Sustained Injury and Paid Leave. Our customers in Nevada are required to display new posters in their places of business. Below we’ve provided

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Labor Law Poster Updates in 2019

  We’re halfway through 2019, and there have been plenty of labor law updates this year! We’ve compiled a list of all the changes that have come into effect so far. Be sure to take a look below and make sure your posters are still in compliance.   Keeping your labor law posters in compliance is important for two reasons: It’s the law. An employer who chooses to not post or

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Update to Paid Family and Medical Leave Law in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has issued an update to the Paid Family and Medical Leave notice, which must be posted by employers in the Bay State. The update pertains to the date on which payroll contributions will begin. These changes go into effect on July 1, 2019. Under the law, covered individuals are eligible for a maximum of 26 weeks of combined paid family and medical leave

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