Maryland Overrides & Adopts Paid Leave

We advised as recently as last week that Maryland could be next up in mandating paid sick leave for private employees and that caution became reality last week. The Maryland state senate followed the lead of the House of Delegates and overrode the veto of Governor Larry Hogan on legislation mandating paid sick leave for…

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More States Look At Paid Leave

One issue that we can all expect to see being seriously deliberated in state houses throughout the nation is mandating the adoption and/or expansion of paid sick leave benefits by states and cities. To that point, the New Hampshire House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to legislation that will mandate up to 12 weeks’ paid…

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Paid Leave Laws Too

In a similar vein, we’ve advised in past weeks of the new Paid Family Leave Law that took effect in New York this week. When it phases in fully in 2021, the law will require employers to provide 12 weeks paid leave at 67% of salary for employees to care for new children or sick…

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Tax Reform Grants Family Leave Credit

There seems to be much debate still on the benefits of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform), signed into law by President Trump shortly before Christmas, but our friends at SESCO Management make it clear that one benefit for business is a new employer credit for paid family and medical leave.  The…

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There’s Still Minimum Wages

Notwithstanding some major improvements in the regulatory and legal environments as evidenced above, we still must remain diligent on other issues that can and will directly impact our businesses. Toward that end, and with the New Year just over a week away, we can’t be too hesitant in reminding our subscribers about the upcoming changes…

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Staying In Compliance

There may be much happening now in DC, but we must stay on top of the changes that are regularly taking effect at the state and local level – and ensuring that we are in compliance with the dictates. A good case in point is New York City, where “fair workweek laws” became effective just…

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New York Paid Leave is Nation’s Most Generous

It was actually signed into law by Governor Cuomo back in 2016, but within one month, the New York State Family Leave Law will take full effect. Beginning January 1, 2018, the state’s family leave program will provide New York employees with paid leave and job protection for a number of reasons including to care…

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Massachusetts Ballot Issues Advancing

The proponents are already claiming they’ve collected enough valid voter signatures in Massachusetts to put a couple of wage and paid leave proposals before the voters on the 2018 state ballot. The non-profit RaiseUp Massachusetts said last week that their wage ballot and paid leave measures each had more than double the required 64,750 valid…

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Senate OKs National Paid Leave Proposal

It isn’t the egregious and dictatorial type of paid leave mandate we’ve seen in a number of cities and states around the country, but the US Senate is endorsing the creation of a national paid leave policy. A moderate paid leave policy filed by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer made its way through the Senate Finance…

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Paternity Leave For Millennials

We can expect the proliferation of paid leave across the nation that we’ve seen in several states, cities and towns to continue as new reports and studies identify paid sick and family medical leave and more specifically, paternity leave as a top priority of so-called Millennials. More than previous generations, millennials demand the benefit from…

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