As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses were faced with making difficult decisions regarding their workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in April, the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent totaling 23.1 million unemployed. While the number of new unemployment claims appears to be dropping, for the week ending May 2, 2020, […]
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 things, the ordinance provides: Employees to accrue sick time at a minimum of one hour […]
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 suit seeking an injunction prohibiting Austin from enforcing the ordinance. The trial court denied that […]
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 to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80 hours in San […]
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 having to comply with a myriad of State and local laws – which are often different […]
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 of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, with an annual cap of 40 […]
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 leave to employees employed within the city limits. On February 15, 2018, the Austin City […]
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.
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 amount of paid sick time to Arizona employees, takes effect July 1, 2017.
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 approximately 40 states, cities and counties have implemented mandatory paid sick leave laws. These states […]