Austin Paid Sick Leave on Life Support

Prospects of Austin’s Paid Sick Leave ordinance actually going into effect took a turn for the worse on November 16, 2018, when the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals held the ordinance is unconstitutional under Texas law. Pro-business groups originally filed … Continue reading

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Is Paid Sick Leave a Texas Thing?

San Antonio followed Austin as the second city in Texas to mandate private employers offer paid sick leave to employees employed within the city limits.  The San Antonio City Council passed an ordinance on August 16, 2018 requiring private employers … Continue reading

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Federal Paid Time Off: Sen. Rubio’s Social Security Paid Leave Proposal.

Titled the Economic Security for New Parents Act, Senator Marco Rubio’s bill is the latest in a string of federal paid leave proposals.  According to Senator Rubio’s release, Senate Bill 3345 “reates an option for new parents to pull forward … Continue reading

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Could a single, nationwide paid sick leave law become a reality and cure a multi-jurisdictional employer’s woes? Maybe.

In light of the ever-growing number of states and local governments mandating paid sick leave requirements for private employers, some federal paid sick leave bills have been proposed. Some proponents have called for federal intervention to alleviate multijurisdictional employers from … Continue reading

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New Jersey Joins The Paid Sick Time Movement

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed bill making New Jersey the 10th state to require employers to provide paid sick leave for employees. The law, which takes effect on October 29, 2018, requires employers to give workers one hour … Continue reading

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Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

Austin, Texas prides itself on being the Live Music Capital of the World.  Companies with employees in Austin should take note that Austin has a new distinction – the first city in Texas to mandate private employers offer paid sick … Continue reading

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FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year for employers … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Industrial Commission Publishes Final Paid Sick Time Regulations

The Industrial Commission of Arizona published its final regulations pertaining to Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375. A copy of the final regulations can be found here on page 2907.

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What Can and Can’t You Do To Get Ready for Flu Season?

As we get ready for flu season employers are faced with the quandary of what to do when they want a healthy workplace in order to maintain productivity and morale but they still need to respect individual employee’s beliefs about … Continue reading

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New Guidance on Paid Sick Time: Industrial Commission of Arizona Supplements its Proposed Regulations

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (“ICA”) has issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) for Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”), available here. The Act, requiring certain employers to provide a minimum … Continue reading

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