City and state-mandated paid sick leave is so 2018.
In 2019, the State of Maine has decided up the ante by requiring most private employers to provide paid leave for any reason. Continue reading
Are you ready for this?
Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.
Back in November, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) along with co-sponsors U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. I had a big post here about Workflex, which The Society for Human Resource Development (SHRM) has endorsed and touted as “a first-of-its-kind combination of guaranteed paid leave and increased options for flexible work arrangements.”
Should I wait patiently while you click that link and refresh your recollection about Workflex?
Yeah ok, I’ll wait.
I’ll even wait for you to read this SHRM Fact Sheet too. Go ahead.
Now that you’re up to speed, you may be wondering,
how does Eric get his teeth so white? whatever happened to Workflex?
Fortunately, I have a big update.
[UPDATED (12:30 PM Eastern): I made a few mistakes in the original post that I am correcting now. First, the link to the paid sick leave law was to a prior version of the law. I corrected that with an updated link. Second, employees can accrue a maximum of 40 hours of paid sick leave per year, not 72 as mentioned in the original post. I have corrected that as well. I apologize for the mistakes and any confusion they may have created. I also clarified the accrual rules. Fortunately, the new law doesn’t take effect for 180 days. So, there is still time to prepare.]
On the heels of passing the strongest equal pay law in the entire nation, New Jersey has outdone itself.
California, eat your heart out. New Jersey has done it again by passing a new law requiring paid sick leave for employees. Continue reading
A little over three years ago, I blogged here about the Senate and House each introducing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. (FAMILY Act). The FAMILY Act, which never made it out of Congress to President Obama, would have created a national paid family and medical leave program for all workers, male and female.
Well, guess what’s back?