New Mexico: Bernalillo County Proposes Paid Sick Time Ordinance

On May 14, 2019, the Bernalillo County Commission introduced a paid sick leave ordinance for Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Bernalillo County is the most populous county in New Mexico, covering Albuquerque. A copy of the ordinance is available here. Among other … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Paid Sick Leave Won’t Go Away

The momentum on paid sick leave laws has not slowed down and states, counties and cities across the United States – and even the federal government – are continuing to propose and implement mandatory paid sick leave laws. So far … Continue reading

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Workplace New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Even if last year’s Christmas tree survived longer than your New Year’s Resolutions, there is still time to make workplace resolutions that you can actually keep. Here are just a few valuable projects to consider tackling in 2017. Handbook Revisions … Continue reading

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