Effective Jan. 1, 2024, under the recently signed Senate Bill 848 (S.B. 848), covered California employers must provide eligible employees with a job-protected leave of absence following a reproductive loss. ThisContinue Reading California Employers Must Provide Reproductive Loss Leave Starting Jan. 1, 2024
The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) has been amended, effective Nov. 1, 2023, to permit employees to supplement PFMLA benefits with accrued paid leave. In addition, contribution…Continue Reading Changes Ahead for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits, Contribution Rates
On Feb. 24, 2023, in Wood v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that claims for paid sick leave in California may…Continue Reading California Paid Sick Leave Claims May Be Enforced Under PAGA
Governor Polis recently signed two laws affecting Colorado employers and employees. First, the Job Application Fairness Act (JAFA) prohibits all Colorado employers from requesting certain information related to prospective employees’…Continue Reading Colorado Law Bans Age-Related Questions on Applications and Adds New Reasons to Use Paid Sick Leave
On March 13, 2023, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB 208, a bill requiring Illinois employers to provide up to five days paid time off for “any reason.”…Continue Reading Illinois to Require Paid Time Off for ‘Any Reason’: The ‘Paid Leave for All’ Act
California employers know the holidays bring chilly nights (by California standards), holiday cheer, decked halls, and… ringing in the New Year with a host of new employment laws and compliance…Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2023 Legislative Update: Employer Considerations
On July 14, 2022, the New York City Council introduced legislation that would allow employees to file a civil action against their employers to enforce their rights under the New…
Continue Reading Proposed Bill Would Provide Employees with a Private Right of Action Under New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act
On Oct. 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance and updated the same on Oct. 28, to assist employers who receive requests for religious accommodations from job…
Continue Reading EEOC Issues Guidance on Title VII and Religious Objections
Presuming that OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS stands, employers will need to adhere to further requirements by Jan. 4, 2022. Until then, employers should prepare for compliance with the Dec. 5 requirements.
Continue Reading OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Takes Effect Dec. 5: Are Employers Ready?
On Nov. 1 New York enacted legislation to cover caring for siblings under New York’s Paid Family Leave law. Currently, the law does not include care for a sibling with…
Continue Reading Paid Family Leave in New York Expanded