Sick Leave

When One of Your Employees Fails to Report to Work…
January 21, 2024
What is an employee’s responsibility to notify the employer when they will not be at work for medical reasons?
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Minnesota Earned Sick and Safe Time and Other MN DOLI Notice Requirements
December 11, 2023
State-wide Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) is set to go into effect on January 1, 2024, in the state of Minnesota.
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Minnesota: Here’s How to Navigate the New State Paid Leave Law with the Executive Order Requiring Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
July 25, 2023
If you are a federal contractor in Minnesota, not only do you need to be sure you are in compliance with every local ordinance, but also the new State law and the federal regulation due to the Executive Order.
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Minnesota: Earned Sick and Safe Time Across the State – The Best of All Worlds
July 7, 2023
Minnesota recently passed a statewide earned sick and safe time (ESST) law, effective January 1, 2024. However, ESST ordinances already exist in the cities of Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
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Michigan: Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time - Significant Changes May Take Effect for all Employers on February 20th
January 19, 2023
In 2018, special interest groups began gathering signatures for two ballot initiatives, the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “IWOWA”) and the Earned Sick Time Act (the “ESTA”).
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Sick Leave for Service Animals?
December 11, 2019
A shift in my thinking comes out of the Frequently Asked Questions on Arizona’s Earned Sick Time Law, which one of my partners was recently perusing.
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Illinois Supreme Court Will Opine on District’s Ability to Restrict Sick Leave
October 24, 2019
Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court granted a petition for leave to appeal the Illinois Appellate Court’s decision in Dynak v. Board of Education of Wooddale School District 7, 2019 IL App (2d) 180551, which held that a school district may restrict a request to use sick leave for the birth a child pursuant to Section 24-6 of the Illinois School Code when a teacher’s use of the leave would be interrupted by the summer break.
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Michigan Governer Rick Snyder Signs Into Law Acts Addressing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave
December 20, 2018
On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “Wage Act”) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “Leave Act”).
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New York City Expands Sick Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence
November 17, 2017
As we previously advised, the New York City Counsel recently passed a bill to expand employee entitlements under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.
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Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick and Safe Leave Frequently Asked Questions
July 17, 2017
On July 1, 2017, both the Minneapolis and the St. Paul sick and safe time ordinances went into effect. Currently, both Ordinances only affect employers and employees who work within the city boundaries. However, as currently written, the Minneapolis ordinance has the potential to include employers located outside of Minneapolis who have employees working in Minneapolis.
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